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Bihu Dance: Assamese Festival Regional Dances

Bihu Dance: Assamese Festival Regional Dances

Bihu dance is traditionally performed during the Bihu festivals in Assam. It is a beautiful form of folk dance. Bihu is the most awaited festival of the people of Assam state of India and is the most frivolous of all the festivals which are celebrated in the state. This festival is beyond the shackles of caste, creed or religion and …

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Bihu Crafts: Lamp, Sparkler, Bouquet, Candle

Bihu Crafts: Lamp, Sparkler, Bouquet, Candle

Bihu looks incomplete without adorning your house with proper decorations and craft items. Here are a few ideas on Bihu crafts to adorn your house with. Bihu, a festival of colors and revelry, celebrates the spirit of life and is celebrated according to the life cycle of the paddy crop. As rice is a staple crop of Assam, it symbolizes …

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Makar Sankranti Customs & Traditions For Kids

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is an important Hindu festival celebrated with religious fervor in almost all parts of India. The festival is celebrated to mark the beginning of the bountiful harvest season after few months of chilly winter. It falls on January 14, every year, as per the Solar calendar. Both geographic and religious significance are associated with the festival. On the …

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Makar Sankranti Celebrations In India

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti festival holds special significance in India. It is one of the important Hindu festivals, celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the length and breadth of the country, with different names and of course, by observing different rituals. The festival marks the commencement of Sun’s journey to the northern hemisphere, thereby making the days warmer and longer than the …

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Makar Sankranti History For Students, Children

Makar Sankranti History

Makar Sankranthi, or Sankranti is a popular Indian festival. It is celebrated in many parts of the country and also in some other parts of the world with great zeal and enthusiasm. It is a harvest festival which is basically celebrated in the Hindu communities. In Indian, the states of Bihar, Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu celebrate …

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Makar Sankranti Date, Time & Significance

Makar Sankranti Wishes

Makar Sankranti is considered to be one of the most auspicious festivals for the Hindus. It is celebrated in various parts of the country with extreme zeal and fervor. In Gujarat and Rajasthan, it is known Uttararayan while in Northern part of the country; it is known as Sankranti, in Tamil Nadu, it is known as Pongal. Apart from India, …

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Makar Sankranti Wishes For Students, Children

Makar Sankranti Wishes

Sankranti means to go from one place to another place (transition of places). It also confluence and Makar means Capricorn. So, the time when the sun changes direction from one constellation (of the zodiac) to another, the occasion is known as Sankranti. On this occasion, Sun transits from Sagittarius and goes to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern …

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Makar Sankranti SMS For Students And Children

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is one of the important Hindu festivals of India, celebrated with great enthusiasm across the length and breadth of the country. The festival holds significance, because it is the time, when the culmination of winter coincides with the harvest season. In the northern parts of India, the festival is called Sankranti or Lohri and in south India, it …

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Social Significance of Lohri: Harvest Festival

Social Significance of Lohri - Punjab Harvesting Festival

Though Lohri festival has no religious significance but it holds a great social significance and is celebrated as a day of imparting social love to one and all. The festival of Lohri is meant to relieve people from worldly day to day routine, and make them relaxed, cheerful and happy. It is the time when people from all castes and …

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Legends of Lohri Festival: Punjabi Culture

Legends of Lohri Festival: Punjabi Culture & Tradition

There are few renowned legends associated with this historic festival of Punjab, the most significant of them being the Dullah Bhatti, which evolved around the Festival of Lohri. Lohri marks the end of the dreary and awfully cold month of Pos (mid December to mid January) and the next day of Makar Sankranti, ushers in the bright and sunny month …

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