Tag Archives: Kerala Festivals Significance & Importance

Onam: Kerala Harvesting Festival Information

Onam

Onam is one of the greatest festivals of Kerala (India). It is the festival, which the Kerala People celebrate together without the difference of caste and religion. Onam is a time for sports and festivities and in Kerala where one third of the area is low lying, covered with canals, lakes and backwaters; the people take to their boats and …

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Champakulam Boat Race Information

Champakulam Boat Race 2017 - July 8

Kerala, with its winding stretches of backwaters, is famous for its native boat races held in different parts of the State in the harvest season. The Champakulam boat race is the first race during the season and has a tradition of centuries. Champakulam Boat Race: Information & Videos The festivities include spectacular water floats, decorated boats, Vanchipattu – the song …

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Simha Sankranti Information For Students

Simha Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Simha Sankranti marks the day when the sun moves from Karka Rashi (Cancer) to Simha (Leo). It marks the beginning of Malayalam calendar in Kerala. Similarly, Avni Masam begins in the Tamil month on this day. Simha Sankranti Celebrations: It’s is a day of worship. Devotees offer their prayers to the Sun God, Lord Vishnu and Lord Narsimha Swami on …

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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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Arattupuzha Pooram: Kerala Temple Festival

Arattupuzha Pooram: Kerala Temple Festival

Arattupuzha Pooram festival is the oldest and most extravagant of all the poorams celebrated in Kerala. The festival is celebrated at the famous Arattupuzha temple in Thrissur district of Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The celebration takes place before the 3,000 year old Sree Sastha Temple. The occasion is known as conclave of Gods. It is believed …

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Thirunakkara Arattu Utsavam: Kerala Hindu Fest

Thirunakkara Arattu Utsavam - Hindu Festival

Thirunakkara Arattu Utsavam: Kerala has always been quoted God’s own country; its lush green surroundings give a cool and soothing sight to everyone. There is harmony among all the communities of the state. Its rich culture and heritage is a pleasure. Kerala is the land of high festivities and cheer. Many festivals are celebrated in this beautiful land. One of …

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Meena Sankranti: Hindu Festival on Sun Transition from Pisces to Aries

Meena Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Meena Sankranti is an important Hindu festival observed on the auspicious occasion of the transition of sun from Pisces to Aries. Known as Meena Sankramanam in South India. Celebrating a Sankranti is often marked with the donation of various things. According to specific personal needs they people celebrate the event at the onset of every month. Some Indian states like …

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Attuvela Mahotsavam – Kerala Hindu Festival

Attuvela Mahotsavam - Kerala Hindu Festival

The Attuvela Mahotsavam is a grandiose water carnival as opposed to many of usual temple festivals celebrated in God’s own country, Kerala where elephants play an important role and is a center of attraction. The festival is continued for two days. The Attuvela Mahotsavam is associated with the Elankavu Bhagavathy temple, sited at Vadayar village 3 kilometers far from Vaikom, …

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Paripally Gajamela – Kerala Hindu Festival

Paripally Gajamela

Paripally Gajamela: Every celebration is regarded incomplete without the participation of elephants in Kerala. Elephants are worshiped as an incarnation of the elephant headed god Ganesha. Elephants tamed in some of the temples in India bear the images of the gods in temple processions on some special days. Elephants hold important place as they have the privilege of escorting the …

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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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