Tag Archives: Kerala Festivals Legends & Stories

Sufi Saint Hazrat Ali Birthday Celebrations

Hazrat Ali Birthday

Hazrat Ali is a Muslim religious dignitary who is held in high esteem by the Islamic community across India and beyond. Born in 1238 to Abu Talib in the Kabba sanctuary, Hazrat Imam Ali was blessed by Prophet Mohammad who was also his father-in-law. During this period, Muslims belonging to the Chishti community offer their due respect to the legendary …

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Aranmula Vallamkali: Parthasarathy Temple Boat Race

Aranmula Vallamkali

Aranmula Vallamkali is an annual water sports meet especially for boat races held in Aranmula district Kerala. The water fiesta is organized during Onam in the month of September. This world famous fiesta owes its origin to the Sree Parthasarathy Temple situated on the banks of the Pamba River. Vallamkali refers to the boat race competition that is held during …

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Snake Boat Race (Vallamkali) – Kerala

Snake Boat Race (Vallamkali) – Kerala Culture & Tradition

Snake Boat Race, known as Vallamkali in Kerala is the most captivating facet of the festival of Onam. It is also promoted as one of the major tourist attractions in the state and draws a lot of local, national as well as international crowd. Vamakalli or the boat race has now been an integral part of Kerala‘s identity and its …

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Eid el-Adha: Bakrid – Festival of Sacrifice

Eid el-Adha

Eid el-Adha – A ritual of sacrifice and thanksgiving announces a religious pilgrimage. Eid el-Adha is an officially observed religious holiday that precedes the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Islam‘s holiest sites. Eid el-Adha, is one of Islam’s most important celebrations, announcing the beginning of the Hajj, the celebrated yearly pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. Muslims …

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Good Friday: Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ

Good Friday

Good Friday is celebrated in April-May by the Christians in India to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Lord Christ sacrificed himself on the cross for the sake of entire humanity. On this day Christians mourn Christ’s death and observe strict fast, and attend the services in the churches. St. Like’s Gospel describes Christ’s crucifixion in the following words: Then …

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Hanukkah Festival Information For Students

Hanukkah - Jewish Festival

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that occurs in December (the Hebrew month Kislev), also spelled Chanukah, (also called The Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, Feast of the Maccabees) marks the reconsecration of the Temple of Jerusalem (Israel) after its recapture from the Syrian Greeks c.165 BC. A miracle recorded in the Talmud – the burning of a day’s supply …

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क्रिसमस की परंपरा: ईसाई धर्म में

Christmas Eve - Planning Christmas Eve & Ideas

क्रिसमस का त्योहार प्रतिवर्ष 25 दिसंबर को मनाया जाता है। इस दिन को बड़ा दिन भी कहते हैं। दुनिया में विभिन्न जाति एवं धर्म के लोग हैं। विभिन्न धर्मों के अनुयायी विभिन्न त्योहार मनाते हैं। हिन्दू धर्म में जो स्थान दिवाली, दशहरा जैसे त्योहारों का है, वही स्थान ईसाई धर्म में क्रिसमस का है। * जर्मनी से आई क्रिसमस वृक्ष …

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क्रिसमस की कहानी विद्यार्थियों और बच्चों के लिए

What is the meaning of Christmas?

क्रिसमस (Christmas) एक ऐसा त्यौहार है जिसे शायद दुनिया के सर्वाधिक लोग पूरे हर्षोल्लास के साथ मनाते हैं। आज यह त्यौहार विदेशों में ही नहीं बल्कि भारत में भी समान जोश के साथ मनाया जाता है। भारत की विविधतापूर्ण संस्कृति के साथ क्रिसमस का त्यौहार भी पूरी तरह घुल-मिल गया है। सदियों से यह त्यौहार लोगों को खुशियां बांटता और …

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