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Holi in Maharashtra: Shimga or Rangpanchami

Holi in Maharashtra - Shimga, Rangpanchami Celebrations

People of Maharashtra have their own grand style of celebrating Holi. Besides other things, not to be missed is their mouthwatering delicacy – Puran Poli. Holi is called Shimga or Rangpanchami People of Maharashtra commonly know this festival of colors by the name of Shimga or Rangpanchami. For, the play of colors is reserved for the fifth day here. The …

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Holi in Manipur: Yaosang Festival, Thabal Chongba Dance

Holi in Manipur, Yaosang Festival & Thabal Chongba Dance

It is interesting to note how Holi is celebrated in Manipur (India). Here, the festivities continue for six days starting on the full moon day of Phalguna. It may also be noted that the traditional and the centuries old Yaosang festival of Manipur amalgamated with Holi with the introduction of Vaishnavism in the eighteenth century. Besides, there is also a …

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Holi in Himachal Pradesh: Festival Celebrations

Holi in Himachal Pradesh

Holi in Himachal Pradesh is celebrated in much the same way as in rest of North India. People light bonfires-fires called Holika, symbolic of victory of good over evil. Holi in Himachal Pradesh People in this state are all charged up when it comes to play with colors. Pichkaris in various creative and innovative designs are specially bought by children …

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Pongal Celebrations: Tamilians Harvest Festival

Pongal Celebrations

Pongal is a popular harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated on 14th of January every year, coinciding with the Lohri of Punjab, Bhogali Bihu of Assam and Makar Sankranti of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Pongal is mainly celebrated for giving thanks to nature, for a bountiful harvest. This four-day festival is celebrated in the season when rice (and …

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Pongal Dance: Harvest Festival Folk Dances

Pongal Dance

Pongal is one of the most important festivals in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is the only Hindu festival that follows a solar calendar and is celebrated on a fixed date i.e. the fourteenth of January every year. It is a harvest festival and celebrated in North India as Makar Sankranti. It also has an astronomical significance as …

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Four Days of Pongal: Tamilians Harvest festival

What is the Significance of Pongal festival?

Four Days of Pongal Celebrations Pongal is a four-day harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, celebrated with gusto and fervor, by the Tamil in the state. All the four days of the festival (from 13th of January to 16th of January) are thoroughly enjoyed by the people. The festival is dedicated to Mother Nature, as farmers thank her for blessing them …

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Pongal Customs: Tamil Nadu Harvest Festival

Thai Pongal - English poem on Pongal Festival

Pongal Customs & Traditions The word Pongal, in both Telugu and Tamil, signifies the boiling over of the rice in the cooking pot. Though little is known about the origin of Pongal, it is known to a Dravidian harvest festival that has survived for ages. Pongal also marks the beginning of a New Year and is the day to praise …

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Pongal Around The World Celebrations

Pongal

The festival of Pongal is celebrated with zeal and fervor by the Tamilians in India as well as in any part of the world they reside. As this harvest festival is considered very auspicious, even the Tamils living abroad celebrate this festival with the wish of prosperity as well as for keeping their cultural ties with their native place alive. …

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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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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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