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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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Hariyali Amavasya – Hindu Festival

Hariyali Amavasya - Hindu Festival

In Hindi, the word ‘Amavasya’ refers to a no-moon day and ‘Hariyali’ refers to greenery. Hariyali Amavasya is thus a festival which is celebrated on a no-moon day to welcome the month of monsoon. It is celebrated on the first Amavasya of Saavan which is the period of July-August as per the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated by people in …

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Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Maharana Pratap (May 9, 1540 – January 29, 1597) was 16th century King who ruled Mewar, a state in north-western India. He was born on 9th May 1540 in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan. His father was Maharana Udai Singh II and mother was Rani Jeevant Kanwa. He was the eldest among 25 brothers and 20 sisters and was the 54th ruler of …

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Mahavir Jayanti Images

Mahavir Jayanti Images

Mahavir Jayanti marks the birthday of Lord Mahavira, Sanmati or Vardhamana who founded Jain religion. He always followed the life of peace and teaches non violence, salvation and inhibited killing to his preachers. It is celebrated in the month of March or April in India. His five fold paths are Satya, Brahmacharya, Ahimsa, Aparigraha and Asteya. On this day, flags …

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6 Popular Holi celebration destinations

6 Popular Holi celebration destinations

The unusually warm winter is melting into summer and falling, as usual, in the cusp of this yearly weather transition is Holi, a heady festival of colour and laughter. If you love the sights, sound and colours of Holi, then travel to some of the most spectacular places in India where it is still celebrated in deeply traditional manner. Here’s …

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General Knowledge Picture Quiz – 5

General Knowledge Picture Quiz – 5: Recognize the Pictures of Maps and Flags…

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Famous Cities Quiz

Famous Cities Quiz

Famous Cities Quiz – Different cities are famous for different things. The famous landmarks quiz tests how much you know about some of the world’s most famous destinations.

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What is Haldighati?

Haldighati is a mountain pass in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan in western India. It connects Rajsamand and Pali districts, 40 kilometres from Udaipur. The name is believed to have come from the turmeric-coloured yellow soil (Turmeric is haldi in Hindi). The mountain pass is historically significant as the location of the historic Battle of Haldighati, which took place in …

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Limba Ram

Limba Ram is perhaps the most famous Archer to have ever existed in the history of Indian Sports. Hailing from a poor tribal family, just by the din’t of his sheer luck and determination he went on to become the most successful Indian sportsperson in his discipline, and made the nation proud with his achievements. Early Life He was born …

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India’s 5 Leading Ayurveda Destinations

India’s 5 Leading Ayurveda Destinations — People are willing to experience a ‘healthier’ side to an otherwise indulgent holiday by touring healing resorts as an escape from the mundane, hectic everyday existence. These resorts located at the outskirts of the cityscape over sprawling and pristine forests lure tourists into its peaceful and quiet edifices. Let’s discover and learn about some …

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