Ganesh Chaturthi

About Ganesh Chaturthi Ganesh Chaturthi is an auspicious 10-days Hindu festival which is celebrated as a mark of Lord Ganesha’s rebirth day. Lord Ganesha is known by several names like Ganpati, Vinayak and Vighnaharta. Lord Ganesh is the symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. He is one of the most important Gods in the […]

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Shigmo festival

About Shigmo festival Shigmo festival that takes place in the Konkani diaspora of Goa, during the spring season, is a beautiful and  auspicious festival of Hindus that celebrates the vibrancy of colours. It is also known as the festival of colours for people in Goa or ‘spring festival’, the celebrations of this festival span fourteen […]

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 Eid al-Adha

About Eid al-Adha Eid al-Adha, the most important festival in the Islamic calendar. The festival celebrates a story about a prophet called Ibrahim. Ibrahim had been told by Allah that he must sacrifice his son Ishamel to prove his faith to Allah. Every year, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha to remember Ibrahim’s loyalty and obedience to […]

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Ratha Saptami

About Ratha Saptami Ratha Saptami is considered as one of the most significant and religiously relevant festivals which is celebrated across India. Mainly this festival is observed and celebrated by Hindus in Goa. The other popular names for this festival are ‘Magha Saptami, ‘Magh Jayanti’, and ‘Surya Jayanti’. Devotees celebrate the eve in order to […]

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Karam festival

 About Karam festival Karam festival is an agricultural festival celebrated by diverse groups of people, including: the Korba, Sadan, Sambalpuri, Oraon, Munda, Kharia and Santal. Groups of young villagers go to the jungle and collect wood, fruits, and flowers. These are required during the puja of the Karam God. KaramDevta is considered to be the […]

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Pitru Paksha

About Pitru Paksha Pitru Paksha, also referred to as Mahalay, is a period of fifteen days. It is the time marked to devote or to offer respect to the deceased souls of loved ones and ancestors of the family. These fifteen days are called the “Pitru Paksha”, or most commonly known as the “Shraddha or […]

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Hola Mohalla festival

About Hola Mohalla festival Hola Mohalla festival is a major bubbly occasion for Sikhs around the globe. The traditional Sikh festival had started when the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh decided to inaugurate such a festival, especially in the territory of Punjab and Haryana. Hola Mohalla is actually an annual fair that is organised […]

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Guru Purnima

About Guru Purnima Guru Purnima is an auspicious occasion to pay remembrance to our gurus and seek their blessings. The word “Guru’ is ironic in meaning as ‘Gu’ means darkness and ‘ru’ signifies the elimination of darkness. So, together they make a true sense and depict guru as the one who enlightens our mind and […]

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Shivaji Jayanti

About Shivaji Jayanti  Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Shivaji Maharaj which is a grand occasion of the state of Maharashtra. Shivaji Maharaj was the greatest ruler of Maharashtra. So, Maharashtrians have a great regard for this Maratha ruler. To give a respect, the birthday of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated on huge […]

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Nuakhai festival

About Nuakhai festival Nuakhai festival is an agriculture festival celebrated primarily in western Odisha by farmers to thank ‘Mother Earth’ for being so bountiful. The word nua means new and khai means food, so the name means the farmers are in possession of the newly harvested rice. Nuakhai is also called Nuakhai Parab or Nuakahi […]

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