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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Non-Resident Indian Day

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Non-Resident Indian Day

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Non-Resident Indian Day is a celebratory day observed (starting in 2015) on 9 January by the Republic of India to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915. Established in 2000, it is sponsored by …

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Bikaner Camel Festival Information For Visitors

Bikaner Camel Festival

The Bikaner Camel Festival is organized in the beautiful city of Bikaner, Rajasthan by the state’s Tourism Department. The desert town of Bikaner is located in the Northern part of Rajasthan. The festival is organized every year in the month of January or late December to emphasize the value of ship of the desert – “Camel”. The two day festival …

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Kapal Mochan Mela Information For Students

Kapal Mochan Mela

Kapal Mochan Mela is annually held in the Kartik Month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. The main religious event includes taking bath in a sacred pond at Kapal Mochan and a fair. It is believed that the water in the tank is filled by the Saraswati River. Kapal Mochan is around 17 km northeast of Jagadhari …

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International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2018

International Film Festival of India (IFFI)

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI), founded in 1952, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. Held annually, currently in the state of Goa, on the western coast of the country, the festival aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the excellence of the film art; contributing to the …

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Bateshwar Cattle Fair Date And Celebration

Bateshwar Cattle Fair

The state of Uttar Pradesh is popular for its rich spiritual legacy with the series of religious festivals celebrated across the state. The long list of festivals and fairs of the state includes the Bateshwar Fair on top of the list. The well known Bateshwar fair is held at Bateshwar, the spiritual and cultural center of the state. Bateshwar is …

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Pushkar Fair Information For Students, Children

Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair – The little and gorgeous town of Pushkar is set inside a valley nearly 14 km off Ajmer within the north Indian state of Rajasthan. Surrounded by hills on 3 sides and sand dunes around the other, Pushkar types a fascinating location along with a befitting backdrop for your yearly religious and cattle fair that is globally famous and attracts …

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Pushkar Mela Date, Celebration And Activities

Pushkar Mela

Pushkar Fair or Pushkar Mela is considered to be one of the most important fairs and festivals of Pushkar. Pushkar Mela along with its special Camel Fair portrays the rural lifestyle of the state of Rajasthan in India. Being one of the largest fairs in the world, this fair promotes cattle trading, local handicrafts as well as rich art and cultural heritage …

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Baba Ramdev Jayanti Information For Students

Baba Ramdev Jayanti - Date, Celebrations, Legends

Baba Ramdev is a folk deity of Rajasthan, India. He was a Rajasthani king who ruled over Pokhran in the fourteenth century. He was said to have special spiritual powers and considered to be the incarnation of Lord Krishna. Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs are his followers. His birth anniversary is celebrated as Baba Ramdev Jayanti. It is the second …

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Elephant Festival: Jaipur Elephant Polo & Dance Festival

Elephant Festival — Elephants are regarded precious and majestic since “puranic” era. The supremacy of Elephant is also well illustrated in the Hindu Mythology. According to legends, at the time of ‘Samudra Manthan’ when demon and Gods were busy in “churning the ocean” (samudra manthan), Gods were fortunate to receive an elephant called “Airavata” which latter became the divine vehicle (vahana) …

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Champakulam Boat Race Info For Students And Children

Champakulam Boat Race 2017 - July 8

Kerala, with its winding stretches of backwaters, is famous for its native boat races held in different parts of the State in the harvest season. The Champakulam boat race is the first race during the season and has a tradition of centuries. Champakulam Boat Race: Information & Videos The festivities include spectacular water floats, decorated boats, Vanchipattu – the song …

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