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Holi Hai! Posted by on Apr 10, 2018

In honor of the increasingly popular festival, Holi (होली), now celebrated worldwide, I’ve dedicated this blog to the subject. Although Holi typically occurs in late February to early March, or the month of Phalgun (फाल्गुन) according to the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar, it’s better late than never to talk about this popular and exuberant festival!…

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Indian Festival – Kumbh Mela Posted by on Jul 29, 2015

Let me take you too a interesting and colorful festival from India which is called Kumbh Mela. Kumbh Mela is the greatest pilgrimage and festival in the Hinduism.  The event is a religious and cultural spectacle which occurs once in 12 years attracting participants from around the globe to take a dip in the holy…

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Indian Festival – Ganga Dussehra Posted by on May 18, 2015

Let me take you too a interesting and colorful festival from India which is called Ganga Dussehra. Ganga Dussehra (गंगा दशहरा) is a festival which is celebrated to commemorated the day when Goddess Ganga (or river Ganges) descended from Heaven to the Earth. It is also known as Gangavataran which means ‘the descent of the Ganga’…

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Indian Festival – Shigmo Posted by on Mar 30, 2015

Ganga Dussehra

Let me take you too a interesting and colorful festival from India which is called Shigmo. Shigmo (शिगमो) is a spring (वसंत – Vasant) festival celebrated in the Indian state of Goa and the neighboring states. It is also known as Shigmotsav or the harvest festival (त्योहार – Tyohaar) and is celebrated annually (प्रतिवर्ष – Prativarsh)…

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Makar Sankranti Posted by on Jan 30, 2015

Makar Sankranti (मकर सक्रांति) is a major Indian festival which is celebrated in India, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka around 15th January every year (वर्ष – Varsh) since ancient times. In India, this festival is known as Sankranti or Pongal (in Tamil Nadu). It is usually celebrated to mark the arrival of…

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Mysore Dasara Posted by on Sep 24, 2014

Let me take you to an exciting festival in South India. The festival is called Mysore Dasara (मैसूर दशहरा) and is a state festival in the state of Karnataka. This festival is celebrated to denote the victory of truth over evil. The celebration take place from usually from last week (सप्ताह – Saptah) to the…

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Dahi Handi Posted by on Aug 30, 2014

In many festivals in India, the festival of Janmashtami (also called Krishna Janmashtami) is an important festival which is celebrated all over India. Janmashtami (जन्माष्टमी) is celebrated on the occasion of birth of lord Krishna in the month of August. Especially in the state of Maharashtra, the festival is celebrated with much passion by reenacting the…

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