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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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Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi: Holy Prophet’s Birthday

Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi

Allahuma salli ala Muhammadin wa – ala – Ale Muhammad O God! Shower thy blessings on Muhammad and the descendants of Muhammad Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi is here and its time to celebrate. It is time to remember the teachings of the Prophet and follow the mission the Prophet dedicated all his life to. Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi is celebrated in the memory of Prophet Muhammad. …

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Milad-Un-Nabi: Islam Festival Bara Wafat

Milad-Un-Nabi

The festival of Milad-un-Nabi, 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 …

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Eid-e-Milad: Islam Festival Maulid & Barah Wafat

Eid-e-Milad

Eid-e-Milad – Allahuma salli ala Muhammadin wa – ala – Ale Muhammad O God! Shower thy blessings on Muhammad and the descendants of Muhammad Eid-e-Milad is here and its time to celebrate. It is time to remember the teachings of the Prophet and follow the mission the Prophet dedicated all his life to. Eid-e-Milad is celebrated in the memory of …

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