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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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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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Dadu Dayal Jayanti – Dadu Panth & Celebrations

Dadu Dayal Jayanti

Dadu Dayal Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Dadu Dayal, a religious reformer from Rajasthan who was born in Ahmadabad in 1544. Though hailing from the lower rungs of society similar to Kabir, he was influential in creating a greater impact upon the society. Fostered by Lodhi Ram after he found Dayal floating in River Sabarmati, he went onto emerge …

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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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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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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 History – Origin Of Lohri Festival, Lohri Historical Background

Lohri History - Origin Of Lohri Festival, Lohri Historical Background

The history of Lohri, a seasonal festival of North India is as old as that of story of Indus Valley civilization itself. The Festival of Lohri marks the beginning of the end of winter and the coming of spring and the new year. The fires lit at night, the hand warming, the song and dance and the coming together of …

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Gujarat Motivational News: Surat Family Has Been Organising Mass-Weddings For 5 Years Now

Gujarat Motivational News: Surat Family Has Been Organising Mass-Weddings For 5 Years Now

As many as 236 girls who have lost their fathers were today married off at a mass-wedding ceremony here. The event was organised by the local real estate firm PP Savani Group. Notably, apart from these 236 girls which included five Muslims and a Christian, two boys from Savani family also got married at the ceremony. “I feel extremely proud …

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India Inspirational News: Son in Google’s Seattle office, father labourer by choice

India Inspirational News: Son in Google’s Seattle office, father labourer by choice

Twenty-six-year-old Ram Chandra is a software engineer with Google in Seattle, but his father Tejaram Sankhla still works as a labourer in Rajasthan’s Sojat town, 262 km southwest from the state capital Jaipur. Tejaram (50) earns between Rs 100 to Rs 400 by loading henna on trucks in Sojat which is famous for its global export of the plant used …

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India sets world record: Largest Roller Skating Relay

India sets world record: Largest Roller Skating Relay

Belgaum, India – December 8, 2016 – As many as 661 skaters from across the country created a new world record for the Largest roller skating relay (24 hours) by skating non-stop for 24 hours in Belgaum, Karanataka, India, during an event organized by Shivaganga Roller Skating Academy and Trinity College. Photo: Skaters from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, …

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