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Attukal Pongala: Kerala Hindu Festival

Attukal Pongala: Kerala Hindu Festival

‘Ponkala’ is the most important festival of Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. The offering of Ponkala is a very special temple practice in the southern part of Kerala. The ten-day long celebration commences in the Malayalam month of Makaram-Kumbham (February – March) on the Karthika star. Ponkala ceremony is on the auspicious day of Pooram star which coincides with full moon. The …

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Arattupuzha Pooram: Kerala Hindu Festival

Arattupuzha Pooram: Kerala Hindu Festival

Address: P.O. Arattupuzha, Urakam, (Dt), Kerala (State), Arattupuzha, Kerala 680562 Architectural Style: Kerala Major Festivals: Devamela Arattupuzha Pooram This festival is the oldest and most extravagant of all the poorams celebrated in Kerala. The festival is celebrated at the famous Arattupuzha temple in Thrissur district of Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The celebration takes place before the …

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6 Popular Holi celebration destinations

6 Popular Holi celebration destinations

The unusually warm winter is melting into summer and falling, as usual, in the cusp of this yearly weather transition is Holi, a heady festival of colour and laughter. If you love the sights, sound and colors of Holi, then travel to some of the most spectacular places in India where it is still celebrated in deeply traditional manner. Here’s …

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Meena Sankranti: Hindu Festival on Sun Transition from Pisces to Aries

Meena Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Meena Sankranti is an important Hindu festival observed on the auspicious occasion of the transition of sun from Pisces to Aries. Known as Meena Sankramanam in South India. Celebrating a Sankranti is often marked with the donation of various things. According to specific personal needs they people celebrate the event at the onset of every month. Some Indian states like …

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Maha Shivaratri Festival Information For Students

Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri Festival or the ‘The Night of Shiva’ is celebrated with devotion and religious fervor in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity. Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds to the month of February – March in English Calendar. Celebrating the festival of …

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Dadu Dayal Jayanti Information For Students

Dadu Dayal Jayanti

Dadu Dayal Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Dadu Dayal, a religious reformer from Rajasthan who was born in Ahmadabad in 1544. Though hailing from the lower rungs of society similar to Kabir, he was influential in creating a greater impact upon the society. Fostered by Lodhi Ram after he found Dayal floating in River Sabarmati, he went onto emerge …

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Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam: Kerala Festival

Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam - Kerala Festival

Pariyanampetta Pooram is a seven day fest held at Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple, Kattakulam in Palakkad district of Kerala, ‘God’s own country’. The Pariyanampetta temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, the Goddess of 14 Desams. The image of the goddess is drawn on floor and songs are sung along with it; this ritualistic drawing is called Kalamezhuthu Pattu and is performed …

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Shivaji Jayanti: Chhatrapati Shivaji Birth Anniversary

Shivaji Jayanti

Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on 19th February. Shivaji Jayanti or the birthday of Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated on a majestic scale in Maharashtra. Shivaji was born on 19th February, 1627. His parents Jijabai and Shahaji Bhonsle named him Shivaji after local Goddess Shivai. Shivaji was the creator of the Maratha nation. He was instrumental in uniting the Maratha chiefs of …

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Valentine’s Day Festival Information For Students

Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day — There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine’s Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note …

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