Posts Tagged: "Festivals"

Karva Chauth: saving men’s lives since 5000 BC

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Alright. It is Karva Chauth. So the Wiki page for the same reads, Karva Chauth (Hindi: करवा चौथ) is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in North India in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. The festival falls on the...

The many ways people across India celebrate Dussehra show how grand the celebration is

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This Dusshera week with Navratras is one of the most celebrated weeks in a year. People from all walks of life feel wonderful about the festive feel in the Indian markets, the amazing food people cook and exchange and the continuous celebrations that start with the first day of Navaratras. While...

‘Kali Through Many Eyes’, a must watch video to know her story and her many facts

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We all know Kali is the goddess of Shakti or empowerment and is the fierce side of Durga. Kali means black one and force of time and that’s why she is called the Goddess of Time, Change, Power, Creation, Preservation, and Destruction. She is the destroyer of the evil forces. However, there are many people who have...

Debi: A short film that shows the real essence of festivals in the most beautiful way

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What good are festival celebrations when your near and dear ones are not around? The true essence of celebration of any festival itself is being with your family, however messed up a situation might be. Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directed a short film called Debi and it explores how beautiful the...

Shocking! Ganapati idols dumped into dirty sewage water after the festival

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After all the Ganapati celebrations and its galore, here comes the most saddening part. We all thought civil authorities helped devotees in immersing Ganapati idols that they once brought home to worship, but this is not the true story. Ganapati Visarjan refers to immersing Ganesha’s idols in the water. But who would have thought that the...

Lord Ganesha tells what we do wrong every Ganesh Chaturthi

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The most awaited festival Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in Maharashtra. The festival that falls on the 4th day of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month (August-September) as per the Hindu calendar, involves worshiping lord Ganesha’s idol around midday. While some people follow the tradition of worshiping him for one...

These 14 pictures from La Tomatina Festival will make you wish you could teleport yourself there

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Spain’s most popularfun festival that involves throwing squashed tomatoes on each other, La Tomatina, turned 70, today. The festival is celebrated in Buñol, near Valencia, in eastern Spain. People from around the world come to this festival to throw 100 metric tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes! The festival first took place in 1945 when during...

10 reasons why you should not play Holi with your furry friend

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There is too much noise about how harsh the colours of the Holi celebration are and how one should take necessary precautions to avoid damaging one’s skin and hair. But what about your dog or any other pet? The colours are equally harmful for your pet too. Keeping the health of your...

11 funny excuses you can say to avoid Holi pranks

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One more day and you will not be able to give your favourite excuse, “kids, I am going to office, please do not hit me with that water balloon. I will buy you chocolates in exchange for this favour”. Holi and excuses have a special bond to which nasty kids in...

14 thoughts that come to your mind while playing Holi

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When it comes to playing Holi, we tell you nobody wants to grow up. From a 10 year-old in the house to a 30-some, everyone can be seen hiding under the walls and bombing water balloons and buckets of coloured water. While some of us say,’no growing up’, others try...

12 ways to celebrate the World Nutella Day

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The sweet world of Nutella fans celebrates the World Nutella Day, today! So this really could be the best day of your life or the best celebration ever! Here are 12 ways you could celebrate the #WorldNutellaDay. Source   1. Open a brand new Nutella jar, dip your finger and have...

13 things you can relate to on a dry-day!

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After a whole month by drinking and partying right in December things become dead once you have welcomed the new year. So when the first ‘dry-day’ of the year hits you, it hits you really hard!  And the quintessential lovers of booze go really crazy with the thought of a holiday...

17 things Gujaratis do during uttarayan

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The transition of the Sun into Makar(Capricorn) is the time when we celebrate the festival Uttrayan or Makar-Sankranti. It is commonly known as the kite flying festival. Celebrated widely and enthusiastically in Gujarat, the Gujaratis have some unique ways of  enjoying the festival. Of what I have noticed, there are some really...