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Maha Shivaratri

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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Central Excise Day in India – 24 February

Central Excise Day in India - 24 February

Central Excise Day is commemorated every year all across the India on 24th of February to encourage the employees of excise department to carry out the central excise duty all over the India in better way in order to prevent the corruption in goods manufacturing business as well as implement other rules to carry out best possible excise services. Central …

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Khajuraho Dance Festival

Khajuraho Dance Festival

Khajuraho Dance Festival – Once the religious capital of Chandela dynasty, one of the powerful Rajput dynasties of Central India, Khajuraho is now famous for it’s enchanting temples and it’s legendary Khajuraho dance festival. The week- long festival of classical dances is held every year in February/March against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently lit temples. This cultural festival highlights …

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Konark Dance Festival

Konark Dance Festival

Type: Dance & Music Duration: February 19 –  23 Location: Konark, Orissa Konark Dance Festival — The sun temple in Konark is famed as a world heritage site. The exquisite ‘Natyamandir’ or the ‘dancing hall’ of this 700-year old shrine is an architectural wonder with well-adorned sculptures in Odissi dance poses. Konark Dance Festival is held in December in the beautiful backdrop of the …

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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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Taj Mahotsav

Taj Mahotsav

Category: Festival Date: February 18 to 27 Main Attraction: The performances, food and fair are the main attractions of Taj Mahotsav. Overview/History: The Taj Mahotsav is celebrated every year since 1992 at Shilpgram near the Eastern gate of the Taj Mahal. The 10 days long carnival provides a vibrant platform which showcases India’s rich art, craft, cultures, cuisine, dance and …

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Alwar Festival

Alwar Festival

The charismatic town Alwar is the gateway of Rajasthan. It is also known as the land of Tigers. The city derived its name from the Salva tribe and the name Alwar is the final outcome of deformation of Salwapur, as it was called earlier. Alwar Festival is the most popular festival in Alwar held from February 13 to February 15th annually …

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Suraj Kund Mela

Suraj Kund Mela

Suraj Kund Mela — About eight kilometres from New Delhi in the state of Haryana lies the village of Surajkund. As spring glides in, full of warmth and vibrancy leaving the cold and grey winter behind, Surajkund dons itself in colourful traditional crafts of India. Craftsmen from all over the country assemble here during the first fortnight of February for an annual …

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Magha Purnima – Hindu Festival

Magha Purnima - Hindu Festival

Magha Purnima also known as Maghi Purnima is a full moon day which falls in the month of Magh according to the Hindu calendar. This is roughly in the month of January – February as per the Gregorian calendar. It is the month in which the famous Kumbh Mela (held every 12 years) and the Magha Mela (an annual event) …

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Shekhawati Festival

Shekhawati Festival

The Shekhawati Region, a land of Rajputs is an amalgation of Indian art, culture and rural farm life along the vast semi-desert countryside of Rajasthana place. The havelis, lavish mansions and courtyard scattered throughout the countryside built during the 18th and 19th centuries are painted with colourful and beautiful picturesque of Indian culture and history. The Shekhawati Festival is organized …

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