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How far is the Pushkar Fair? Posted by on Oct 5, 2016

The mention of Pushkar Mela (fair) usually generates an excited buzz in travelers to India. Domestic and foreign tourists alike visit the fair for a glimpse and experience of Rajasthan’s intense colors and customs. However, the original fair itself started as a venue where Rajasthani farmers traded camels and cattle. Each year, in the Hindu month of…

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Let’s Celebrate Navratri! Posted by on Oct 3, 2016

नवरात्रि की बहुत शुभकामनाएँ (Many good wishes on Navratri)! Hindu communities in South Asia and beyond are now celebrating Navratri, a festival whose name is made up of two parts: नव: A Sanskrit prefix meaning “nine” (in Hindi: नौ) रात्रि: A Sanskrit word meaning “night” (in Hindi: रात, fem. noun) This is an extremely apt…

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