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Ugadi

Ugadi

The New year festival or Ugadi comes close on the heels of Holi. While the strong colors of Holi start fading away, the freshness of spring lingers on with sprightliness all around. The flame of the forest (trees with bright red flowers that blossom during holi) are in full bloom signifying an affluent season.It is believed that the creator of …

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Indian Festivals

Indian Festivals

India presents a cultural potpourri of number of religions with their own festivals and celebrations but the four major religions followed in India are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism in the descending order. There are a number of regional festivals which are celebrated in particular areas only. Bright colors, brightly lit religious places, illuminated houses, sweets and traditional dresses and …

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Significance of Ram Navami

Significance of Ram Navami

The festival of Ram Navami is celebrated as the birthday of the Hindu God Rama, who is believed to be one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. According to the Hindu calendar, it falls on the ninth day of the Chaitra month, which is the spring season. Though Rama Navami is a major festival which celebrates birth of Lord Rama, …

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Chaitra Navratri: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Chaitra Navratri: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Chaitra Navratri, also popular as Chait Navratras, is the nine-day festival observed in Chaitra month. Chaitra Navratras starts on the first day in Chaitra month and ends on Sri Rama Navami, the ninth day of the month. The first of Chaitra month is celebrated as Ugadi or Yugadi. Durgashtami or Durga Ashtami in Navratri is the most auspicious day for …

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Tenth Sikh Guru – Guru Gobind Singh

Tenth Sikh Guru - Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Nanak (Sikh Guru), was born at Patna, Bihar, India on December 22, 1666, (Poh Sudi Saptmi). His birthday generally falls in December or January or sometimes twice within a year as it is calculated according to Hindu Bikrami Calendar, which is based on the lunar calendar. According to the Nanakshahi Calendar, the birthday of Guru …

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Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in India

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in India

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a Sikh festival that commemorates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and the last Guru of the Sikhs. It is a religious celebration in which prayers for prosperity are offered. What do people do? It is common for large processions to go through markets in India on Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti. People sing …

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Hindu Festival Calendar 2017

Hindu Festival Calendar

Indian Festival Calendar 2017 It’s been said often enough that Hindus celebrate everything. So they do. The birth of gods, death of asuras, victory of the gods, marriage of the gods, the new year, new months, full moons, new moons, harvests, birthdays, initiations, marriages, deaths, anniversaries – you name the event, and it is reason for music, dance, processions, and …

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Indian Festival Calendar 2017

Indian Festival Calendar

Indian Festival Calendar 2017 January 2017 01, Sunday New Year 05, Thursday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 13, Friday Lohri 13, Friday ~ Sunday, Jan 15 Pongal 14, Saturday Makar Sankranti 15, Sunday Bhogali Bihu, Bihu 26, Thursday Republic Day 27, Friday Mauni Amavasya February 2017 01, Wednesday Vasant Panchami 10, Friday ~ Saturday, Feb 11 Tu B’Shevat 14, Tuesday Valentine’s Day …

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Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa

Ugadi or Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of New Year in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka. This festival is known as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It has become a custom to hold Kavi Sammelans (Poetry recitals) on this day. Gudi Padwa is considered one of the foremost auspicious day in the …

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Asha Bhonsle

Asha Bhonsle — The famous playback singer, Asha Bhonsle has sung over 20,000 songs in practically every Indian language and also in English. She has a unique style of singing. Asha Bhosle is an Indian singer. She is best known as a Bollywood playback singer, although she has a much wider repertoire. Her career started in 1943 and has spanned …

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