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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 (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)

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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Holi (Hindi: होली | Bengali: দলি পূর্নিমা | Marathi: शिमगो | Gujarati: હુલોસની

 Holi (Hindi: लठमार होली; फागु पूर्णिमा | Bengali: দলি পূর্নিমা; বসন্ত উত্সাভ | Marathi: शिमगो; रंगपंचमी | Gujarati: હુલોસની | Punjabi: ਦੁਲਾਂਦੀ ਹੋਲੀ; ਹੋਲਾ ਮੋਹਲ੍ਲਾ | Tamil: காமன் பண்டிகை) originally known as “Holika,” is an ancient Indian festival, the significance of which has changed over the years.  In the olden days Holi was believed to be […]

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Ugadi (Telugu:ఉగాది | Kannada:ಯುಗಾದಿ| Marathi:गुडी पाडवा)

Ugadi (Telugu:ఉగాది | Kannada:ಯುಗಾದಿ) or Gudi Padwa (Marathi:गुडी पाडवा) is celebrated on Chaitra Sukla Padyami as a mark of the beginning of the New Year in Southern part of India.  Ugadi or Yugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra are based on lunar calendar thus the date changes yearly. As a result of […]

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Mahashivaratri (Sanskrit: महासिव्रत्री|Telugu:మహాశివరాత్రి|Tamil:மகாசிவரற்றி)

Maha Sivaratri (Gujarati:મહાસીવ્રાત્રી | Hindi:महासिवरात्रि | Kannada:ಮಹಾಶಿವರಾತ್ರಿ | Marathi:महासिव्रत्री | Tamil:மகாசிவரற்றி | Telugu:మహాశివరాత్రి) means ‘Night of the Shiva’ and it is believed to be the day when Lord Shiva married Parvati.  The festival of Maha Shivaratri is celebrated all over the country, and in different places and ways in different states. Cultures , Rituals and Festive. Various […]

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