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Postpositions in Hindi Posted by on Nov 21, 2010

The prepositional words in English comes before the noun/pronoun but in Hindi, these words come behind or post the noun/pronoun so these are postposition rather than preposition. Example :- (1) यात्री मन्दिर की ओर जा रहे थे। Yatri madir ki aur ja rahe the. ( The traveller were going toward the temple.) (2) वह उल्टे…

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Common Elements of a Indian Wedding Posted by on Nov 16, 2010

I’ve attended many Indian weddings in my lifetime, and it’s always a blast every time. In almost every traditional Indian wedding, there are some common themes that have symbolic significance. In India, the arrival of the groom to the wedding on a donkey, horse or elephant is probably one of the first common elements in…

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Char Dham Posted by on Nov 13, 2010

Char Dham (चारधाम) refers to four sacred pilgrimage sites in India. Devoted Hindu followers believe that these sites are holy. If you connect the geographic locations of these four sites on a map, they form a square. Also, each site is dedicated to an incarnation or avatar of Vishnu. As a result, they are considered…

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Chhath Posted by on Nov 10, 2010

Chhath (छठ) is an old Hindu festival that honors Surya (सूर्य). Surya is the Hindu sun god. A puja (पूजा) is performed to ask Surya for long life, health and prosperity. A puja is an offering given to a deity to receive a blessing in return. Other rituals include bathing in a holy body of…

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Similar Hindi Words Posted by on Nov 7, 2010

Here are some words in Hindi that are spelled similarly. Some people misspell these words, causing confusion because many of these similar spelled words have different meanings. Ray of light (अंशु) Portion (अंश) Pen (कलम) Saying (कलाम) Bull (नंदी) River (नदी) God (भगवान्) Fortunate (भागवन्) Mirage (सराब) Wine (शराब) Hindrance (अवरोध) Non opposition (अविरोध) Wounded…

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Deepavali Posted by on Nov 4, 2010

Deepavali (दिवाली) (also called diwali) is a major holiday in India and places all over the world where Hindu believers live. It’s called a festival of lights because lanterns, candles and other artificial lights are lighted to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. It’s also a time when houses are decorated with colorful paper…

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