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Christmas is celebrated all over the world, as a religious holiday or as a time of celebration by Christians and non-Christians alike. The traditions are different from country to country, but they nearly always include a feast, giving gifts or cards, and enjoying church or public festivities such as singing Christmas carols and songs. Santa […]

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Sabarimala (Malayalam: ശബരിമല | Kannada: ಶಬರಿಮಲೆ | Tamil: சபரிமலை | Telugu: శబరిమల | Hindi: सबरिमलय)


The World famous Sastha temple at Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta District is located on the slope of the Western Ghats. The pilgrimage begins in the month of Vruchikam (mid-November) and ends in Makaram-Makara Samkranthi (mid-January). Temples at Sabarimala: Lord Ayyappa: Lord Ayyappa had his human incarnation as the son of the King of Pandalam, Kerala. At […]

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Diwali /Deepawali (Hindi: दिवाली | Telugu: దీపావళి | Tamil: தீபாவளி | Bengali: দীপাবলী | Gujarati: દિવાળી | Marathi: दिवाळी)

Diwali/ dipawali/deepawali is Indian’s biggest festival which is celebrated all through India. It is called the “Festival of Lights”. The Sanskrit word “Deepawali” means “an array of lights” and signifies the victory of brightness over darkness. Diwali comes in the months of October or November. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this day, everyone seek the […]

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Dussehra (Hindi: दशहरा/ नवरात्री | Telugu: దసరా | Kannada: ದಸರಾ | Bengali : দশেরা | Gujarati : નવરાત્રી )

It is one of the important Hindu festival that is celebrated across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The name is derived from Snaskrit” Dasha-hara “means removing of bad.The harmony of different cultures and customs in the social fabric of India is best experienced during Dussehra/ Navratri celebrations that take place in every state. The entire country […]

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Good Friday


Good Friday is a famous Christian festival which is celebrated on the Friday before  Sunday which is celebrated in March –April to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ who sacrificed on the cross for the sake of entire humanity. There are many theories as to why the day that remembers Jesus’ death on the cross is known […]

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Jagannath Ratha Yatra (Sanskrit:जगन्नतः रथ यत्र | Oria:ଜଗଣ୍ଥ୍ ରଥ ୟାତ୍ରା | Hindi:जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा


Jagannath Ratha Yatra (Sanskrit:जगन्नतः रथ यत्र | Oria:ଜଗଣ୍ଥ୍ ରଥ ୟାତ୍ରା |  Hindi:जगन्नाथ रथ यात्रा)  festival has been traditionally celebrated annually in Jagannath Puri, Orrisa . Idols of Lord Krishna is worshipped as ‘Jagannath’ meaning ‘master of the universe’, along with his sister Subhadra and elder brother Baladeva taken through the streets of the city. Cultures […]

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Sri Rama Navami (Sanskrit:श्री राम नवमि | Hindi: श्री रमा नवमी | Telugu:శ్రీ రామ నవమి | Tamil:ஸ்ரீ ராம நவமி | Kannada:ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮ ನವಮಿ

Sri Rama Navami-2013

Sri Rama Navami (Sanskrit:श्री राम नवमि | Hindi: श्री रमा नवमी | Telugu:శ్రీ రామ నవమి | Tamil:ஸ்ரீ ராம நவமி | Kannada:ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮ ನವಮಿ is the birth anniversary of Sri Rama celebrated by devotees all over India. Cultures , Rituals and Festive: This festival is celebrated for nine days starting from Chaitra sudda Padyami and ends with Navami […]

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Bengali New Year (Poila Boishakh) Sanskrit:पोइल बिसक | Hindi:पोइला बोइशाख | Bangla:পহেলা বৈশাখ


Bangali New Year Pohela or Poila Boishakh  Sanskrit:पोइल बिसक| Hindi:पोइला बोइशाख | Bangla:পহেলা বৈশাখ)  is the first day of Bengali New Year and it is the most popular Bengali festival. It is also a most popular cultural festival in Bangladesh and connects all Ethnic Bengalis irrespective of religious and regional differences.   Bengali New Year is also known […]

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The Tamil New year Puthandu (Sanskrit:पुथण्डु |Tamil:புத்தாண்டு | Hindi:पुथांडू)

‘Kani kanal’

Tamil New Year Day or Varusha Pirappu or  Puthandu (Sanskrit|पुथण्डु|Tamil:புத்தாண்டு | Hindi:पुथांडू) is an important Hindu Tamil festival celebrated by Tamil speaking Hindus and is celebrated in the beginning of Chithirai – the first month in the Tamil Calendar year. Cultures , Rituals and Festive: The Tamil Hindus attach much importance to Varushapirappu or Tamil Puthandu. Tamil […]

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Ratha Saptami (Hindi:रथ सप्तमी | Gujarati:રથ સપ્તમી | Oriya:ରଥ ସପ୍ଥାମୀ | Tamil:ரத சப்தமி | Telugu:రథ సప్తమి)

God Surya Deva

Saptami Tithi is dedicated to Lord Surya known as Ratha Saptami (Hindi:रथ सप्तमी | Gujarati:રથ સપ્તમી  | Oriya:ରଥ ସପ୍ଥାମୀ  |  Tamil:ரத சப்தமி | Telugu:రథ సప్తమి)or Magha Saptami.  It is believed that Lord Surya Deva started enlightening the whole world on Ratha Saptami day which was considered as birth day of God Surya. Hence this day […]

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