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Thrissur Pooram: Vadakkumnathan Temple Fest

Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram is the most colorful of all the temple festivals of Kerala. It is celebrated in Thrissur at Vadakkumnathan temple in the month of Medam (April) where the regaining deity is Lord Shiva. Situated on a hillock right in the centre of the city, the spaciously laid out ‘kshetram’ or temple attracts thousands of devotees from all over the …

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Jamat-Ul-Vida: Last Friday of Ramzan

Jamat-Ul-Vida 2017: Last Friday of Ramzan

Jamat-Ul-Vida: Last Friday of Ramzan – Ramzan is the holy month wherein Muslims observe a fast. In this pious period, Jamat-Ul-Vida is an extremely auspicious day for Muslims. As per Islamic history and religion, it is the last ‘Jumma’ prayer of the month. In other words, it marks the last Friday of Ramzan. Etymologically, it arises from the words ‘juma’ …

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Shab-E-Barat: Prayers for forgiveness

Shab-E-Barat: Prayers for forgiveness

India is a home of many religions and cultures; every religion celebrates their specific festivals. Muslim community also contributes to Indian population. Muslims from across the world commemorate the festival of Shab-e-Barat with splendor and zest. They believe that the god writes the future of all men by accounting for all the past deeds committed by them on the night …

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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. Uthralikavu Pooram: Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple, Parithipra The festival is held annually in the Malayalam month ‘Kumbham’ or February / March. The festivity continues for eight days. …

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Pariyanampetta Pooram: Kattakulam Temple 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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Chinakkathoor Pooram, Palakkad Temple Festival

Chinakkathoor Pooram, Palakkad Temple Festival

Chinakkathoor Pooram is an elephant pageant which is held annually at the sacred Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple, at Palappuram in Palakkad district in north Kerala. A huge procession of 33 festooned tuskers is the highlight of the festival. The festival is celebrated in Kumbham month of Malayalam calendar. Locality performs traditional art forms like Vellattu, Theyyam, Poothanum thirayum, Kaalavela, Kuthiravela, …

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Attukal Pongala: Kerala Hindu Religious Festival

Attukal Pongala: Kerala Hindu Religious Festival

‘Attukal Pongala’ is the most important festival of Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. The offering of Ponkala is a very special temple practice in the southern part of Kerala. The ten-day- long celebration commences in the Malayalam month of Makaram-Kumbham (February – March) on the Karthika star. Ponkala ceremony is on the auspicious day of Pooram star which coincides with full moon. …

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Christmas Day Information For Students, Children

Christmas Day

Christmas Day Information: Christmas is a Government holiday in India. It is one of the two major Christian celebrations that are officially observed around the world. Along with Easter, it is considered a high holy day and a time of great celebration for Christians. In US & Europe, it is highly appropriate to throw a company Christmas party. The holiday’s …

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Milad-Un-Nabi: Islam Festival Bara Wafat

Milad-Un-Nabi

Milad-un-Nabi festival, or Bara Wafat is celebrated with eclat and enthusiasm by the Muslims all over India and across the world. It commemorates the birthday of Hazrat Muhammad and falls on the twelfth day of Rabi-ul-Awwal month. Milad-Un-Nabi: Islam Festival Bara Wafat Prophet Mohammed was born in 571 A.D. on 12th April at Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Abdulla was his father …

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