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More Hindi! Posted by on Aug 31, 2010

Namaste! Nothing excites me more than writing about Hindi so I decided to write for Transparent Language as a blogger. I’m one of the new writers for the Hindi blog. My name is Nitin Kumar, and I’m from New Delhi, the capital city of India. New Delhi lies at the heart of the north India…

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Raksha Bandhan Posted by on Aug 25, 2010

This year the festival of Raksha Bandhan (रक्षाबंधन) will be held on August 24th. The festival honors the bond between brothers and sisters. A threaded bracelet called Rakhi is tied to the wrist of the brother by the sister. The threaded bracelet symbolizes the closeness between a brother and sister. It’s not certain as to…

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Onam Posted by on Aug 22, 2010

Onam is a big festival in Kerala. The festival lasts for ten days and honors King Mahabali (महाबली). Mahabali is considered by the people of Kerala as a wise king. His reign is remembered for being the golden age of Kerala history. It’s believed that King Mahabli visits earth on the days the Onam is…

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Jhulan Yatra Festival Posted by on Aug 19, 2010

Jhulan Yatra is a festival honoring Lord Krishna (कृष्ण). The festival is set to happen August 19th, of this year. The Lord Krishna is set in a swing made of plated gold and rocked back and forth by his devotees. The swing is swung back and forth with a string. By swinging the deity back…

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India Day Parade Posted by on Aug 16, 2010

August 15th is India’s Independence Day, which commemorated India’s independence from Great Britain. In the U.S., in the state of New Jersey, the India Day Parade was grand marshaled by Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat In New York City, the India Day Parade was grand marshaled by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta

Sadya Posted by on Aug 13, 2010

A good majority of people in Kerala, India speak Malayalam and in Malayalam, “Sadya” is word meaning banquet. These are some of the foods that you might see in a sadya. Rasam is a South Indian tomato soup. To make a basic rasam, add some lentils, water and tomatoes with some black pepper. Aviyal is…

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Naga Panchami Posted by on Aug 10, 2010

In India, Nāga Panchamī (नाग पंचमी) is a festival usually celebrated in August or September. Devotees to temples and give offerings to snakes. This is because snakes are thought to be guardians of rivers and springs. It’s believed that if snakes are mistreated, they will bring about floods and other disasters. In Tulu Nadu (a…

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