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Culture & Tradition of India

India boasts of strong culture & traditions. This category introduces you to different aspects of Indian cultural traditions.

National Bravery Awards

National Bravery Awards

The national awards for bravery was started in 1957 by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) to recognise and honour children who have performed outstanding deeds of bravery and selfless sacrifice. Every year the ICCW confers these awards to children below 16 years of age. Applications for these awards are acknowledged from Central or State government departments, Panchayats, Zila …

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Republic Day Parade

Republic Day Parade

Republic Day is one of the national holidays in India celebrated on the 26th of January every year. It is considered as one of the most important days in the Indian history, as India adopted the Indian Constitution and became a sovereign, democratic and republic state on this day in 1950. The day is honored and celebrated with great joy, …

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10 Things I really love about Republic Day

10 Things I really love about Republic Day

I am a very patriotic guy. I am one of the many people who watch the Republic Day parade on Doordarshan with a huge lump in my throat and an inherent belief that I live in the greatest country in the world. I love every part of the Republic Day parade – I love that it’s long; I love that …

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रग-रग में जोश भरता “जन गण मन” – भारत का राष्ट्रगान

रंग रंग में जोश भरता "जन गण मन" - भारत का राष्ट्रगान

राष्ट्रगीत हो या राष्ट्रध्वज देशवासियों के आन-बान और शान के साथ प्रेरणा स्रोत होता है। जो राष्ट्रीय सार्वभौमिकता का प्रतीक है। राष्ट्र के सम्मान का राष्ट्रगान ‘जन गण मन‘ तमाम हिन्दुस्तानियों की शान और जोश का संचार करने वाला ऐसा ही राष्ट्रगान है जो रग-रग में जोश भरता है। दुनिया की अव्वल सर्च इंजन वेबसाइट गूगल के मुताबिक संयुक्त राष्ट्र …

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National Youth Day युवा दिवस – स्वामी विवेकानंद जयंती

National Youth Day युवा दिवस - स्वामी विवेकानंद जयंती

उन्नीसवीं शताब्दी में विदेशी शासन की दासता से दुखी और शोषित हो रही भारतीय जनता को जिन महापुरुषों ने अंग्रेजों के विरुद्ध संर्घष के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया उनमें, स्वामी विवेकानंद जी प्रमुख थे। अपनी ओजस्वी वांणी से उन्होने जन-मानस के मन में स्वतंत्रता का शंखनाद किया। अपनी मातृभूमि के प्रति उनके मन में अत्यधिक सम्मान था। भारत माता की गुलामी …

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Lohri Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Lohri Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Tradition

An agricultural festival filled with merry-making, Lohri is celebrated on the 13th of January each year, mainly in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and parts of Himachal Pradesh. It denotes the end of the biting colds of winter and marks the sun’s entry into the ‘Makar Rashi’ (north hemisphere). Mainly associated with worshiping the sun and fire, Lohri observes …

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Dulha Bhatti – History & Traditional Stories of Dulha Bhatti

Dulha Bhatti - History & Traditional Stories of Dulha Bhatti

Dulla Bhatti also popularly known as Robinhood is the heroic icon that is associated with the harvest festival of Lohri. The legendary figure of Dulla Bhatti also represents the glorious secular tradition of Lohri bonfire. Even today, children go door to door singing traditional folk songs in praise of Dulla Bhatti, a thief who helped the poor and fought for …

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Influence of Lohri Festival

Influence of Lohri Festival

Lohri is one such festival which works as a tie-up bond for various communities. The festival is celebrated with great fervor and exuberance especially in North India. Farmers celebrate this harvest festival with traditional dances and songs. It falls on the 13th January when the Earth starts moving towards the sun marking the auspicious period of Uttarayan. Astrological Influence of …

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First Lohri – First Lohri of a bride or the new born

First Lohri - First Lohri of a bride or the new born

The first Lohri celebrated by a new bride or a newborn represents a grand occasion and immediate family members are invited for feast and exchange of gifts. Once the party is over, Lohri is celebrated with traditional dancing and singing around the bonfire. Lohri pampers women and children. This is particularly a happy occasion for the couples who for the …

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Lohri – Bonfire Celebration

Lohri - Bonfire Celebration

Despite icy wind, the festive mood of Lohri is keep its warmth owing to its Bonfire celebration. It is an accepted fact that this festival is to worship fire. Lohri is not a religious festival, but a celebration marking the end of an intense winter and it also celebrates the sowing of the rabi crop. It celebrates the arrival of …

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