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Mewar Festival, Udaipur

Mewar Festival, Udaipur

An exhilarating welcome to spring, this festival is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music and firework displays. It is celebrated in the romantic city of Udaipur during the Gangaur Festival. A procession of colorfully attired women carrying the images of the goddess Gauri make their way to the lake Pichola. An unusual procession of boats on …

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Chaitra Navratri – Hindu Festival

Chaitra Navratri - Hindu Festival

Chaitra Navratri signifies the start of the Indian or the Hindu new year i.e. the 1st day or Prathama tithi of the Chitra Sudi, every year. Navratri, the festival of nine nights is dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine forms. The nine days have great religious significance as Goddess Durga, the divine mother, had destroyed the evil force (in …

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World TB Day – 24 March, Celebration, History, Theme

World TB Day - 24 March, Celebration, History, Theme

World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated every year by the people all across the world at international level on 24th of March. It is celebrated to raise the common public awareness about the epidemic disease of tuberculosis as well as get their efforts in order to totally eradicate this disease. As around 1.7 million of the people are dying of this …

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World Meteorological Day – 23 March, Information, History, Themes

World Meteorological Day - 23 March, Information, History, Themes

World meteorological day is celebrated all across the world by the member states meteorological organizations every year on 23rd of March. It is an annual event being commemorated yearly by the almost 191 meteorological organization members worldwide as well as the worldwide meteorological communities using a particular chosen theme of the year in order to commemorate the establishment of the …

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World Water Day – 22 March, History, Theme, Celebrations

World Water Day - 22 March, History, Theme, Celebrations

World Water Day is celebrated every year on 22nd of March by the people all across the world. The day was established to be celebrated as an annual event in the year 1993 by the decision of the United Nations General Assembly. This campaign was declared as a World Day for Water to be celebrated on 22nd of March each …

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World Forestry Day – 21st March

World Forestry Day - 21st March

World Forestry Day or International Day of Forests is celebrated worldwide every year on 21st of March at the international level in order to increase the public awareness among communities about the values, significance and contributions of the forests to balance the life cycle on the earth. World Forestry Day:¬†History The World Forestry Day was established in the year 1971 …

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Kaila Devi Mela

Kaila Devi Mela

The shrine of Kaila Devi is famous for the fair held here every year. The temple is situated on the banks of the Kalisil River in Karauli district of Rajasthan on the Trikut hills, 2 km from Kaila village. The official name for Kaila Devi is Lahura. The erstwhile princely rulers of Karauli state used to believe that Kaila Devi …

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Papmochani Ekadashi – Hindu Festival

Papmochani Ekadashi

Papmochani Ekadashi falls on the 11th day of fading phase of moon in Chaitra month according to north Indian Hindu calendar. This Ekadashi is the last one in all 24 Ekadashi fasts. As per South Indian calendar, it is marked on the Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month whereas it is celebrated on Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month according to the …

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Uthralikavu Pooram – Kerala Hindu Festival

Uthralikavu Pooram

Another illustrious temple festival of south India is Uthralikavu Pooram celebrated in Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple, Parithipra, in Vadakkancherry, Thrissur District of north Kerala. The temple is dedicated to the mighty Goddess Kali. The festival is held annually in the Malayalam month ‘Kumbham’ or February/March. The festivity continues for eight days. The elephant processions in the gala are the main …

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will be celebrated by the people all over the world on 21st of March. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is commemorated every year on 21st of March by the people all across the world in order to remove the racial …

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