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Holi: Colours and concerns March 23, 2016 11:05

Commemorating the victory of good over evil, brought about by the burning and destruction of the demoness named Holika, the Holi festival has good significance in the country. This was enabled through unwavering devotion to…

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3 reasons to celebrate Maha Shivaratri March 07, 2016 12:21

Maha Shivaratri, the night of the worship of Lord Shiva, occurs on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the Phalguna month (in North India) and in Magha month (in…

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Christmas tree: Which is better? A real or fake? December 24, 2015 16:32

While many are concerned about the gifts, buying clothes and many more for the Christmas, a few would be surrounded around the thoughts of deciding a tree, from the two options – Natural and Artificial.…

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Deepavali delights November 10, 2015 13:29

As Autumn arrives, people welcom the season of festivals. Every year people celebrate Diwali also called as Deepavali. It is the most celebrated among the several Hindu festivals in India.In countries like India, Pakistan,Malaysia, Mauritius, …

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Navaratri and its significance October 13, 2015 15:12

Navaratri, the name itself indicates that, it is celebrated for nine days, in dedication to goddess Durga, who is believed to be the combination of goddesses, Laxmi, Parvati and Saraswati, who are further called as…

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Vinayak Chathurthi - festival to remove obstacles August 22, 2015 17:43

Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated in honour of the god Ganesha, the elephant-headed, remover of obstacles and the god of prosperous beginnings and wisdom. The festival, is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting…

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Guru - Igniting the light of knowledge July 31, 2015 14:04

The full moon day in the month of Ashadha (June-July) is celebrated as Guru Poornima. The day is to honor the ancient lineage of enlightened beings who have graced the world with their presence, imparting…

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Ramadan the holy month of fasting and prayers starts on 18 June June 17, 2015 11:34

Ramadan the holy month of Muslims starts from 18th June. The month of fasting for 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. It is the period of prayer and fasting. The holy month helps to understand…

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Thrissur Pooram, festival of Gods own country April 29, 2015 11:09

Thrissur is a city situated in the centre of Kerala state, India It is an important cultural centre, and is known as the "cultural capital" of Kerala. The name Thrissur is derived from "Thiru-Shiva-Perur", which…

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Akshaya Tritiya - imperishable prosperity April 21, 2015 12:12

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as "Akha Teej", is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. People conduct special Pujas on this day, bathe in holy rivers and worship Lord Ganesha…

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Vishu - Festival of abundance April 01, 2015 18:25

In Kerala, the start of the Zodiac New Year when the sun enters into Sidereal Aries, Ashwini nakshatra, is celebrated as Vishu. Usually it comes around 14th or 15th of April. Bihu in Assam and…

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