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    Navaratri celebrations in Punjab is all about Goddess Sakthi

    If you were thinking that Lohri and Baisakhi are the only festivals that Punjabis celebrate, it is not true they have their very own Navaratri celebrations that are a tribute to Goddess Sakthi and the spirit of womanhood. Though Navaratri might not be as big as the other two festivals, it involves lots of rituals and traditional festivities. Shakti has become popular under several...

    • 15 hrs ago
  • Hinduism

    Madikeri Dasara: Rituals and Cultural Fiesta

    Madikeri Dasara plays a very vital role in the history of Karnataka state. The festival has its unique significance and own popularity. Dasara festival is neither interfered by political power nor influenced by government bodies Irrespective of caste, creed, and religion, this festival is celebrated all over the world without any racial discrimination. Madikeri Dasara has a very prominent history. It...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Kulasekarapattinam Dasara - Tamil Nadu's Lesser Known Celebrations

    Kulasekarapattinam, is a coastal village of Tuticorn district in Tamil Nadu. It is about 20km from Thiruchendur and attracts over million people every year during Dasara. Kulasai Mutharamman Devi Temple is an ancient temple of about 300 years old was erected in this port city during the reign of King Maravarman Kulasekaran, it is believed the goddesses guards the Village and...

    • 2 days ago
  • Hinduism

    Bastar Dussehra - Longest Festival Celebrations

    Bastar is celebrated in Dandakarnya, where Lord Rama is believed to have spent the 14 years of his exile. Bastar Dussehra spans over 75 days starting around August and ending at October. It is thus the longest Dussehra celebrations in the world. It involves the participation of diverse tribes and castes. The festival involves rituals of extraordinary rigour like a girl swinging on a bed of thorns;...

    • 2 days ago
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    Tamil tradition of Dasara: Bommai Golu

    The tradition in Tamil Nadu (there are certain areas in Andhra and Karnataka also) is to arrange toys in thematic fashion and invite all the neighbourhood joy the festivities all through the Navaratri. This is the Dasara festival for Tamilians and this arrangement of toys is called Bommai Golu. Golu in Tamil means 'Divine Presence'. Young women of the household arrange dolls, figurines, court...

    • 3 days ago
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    Telangana's Dasara : Festival of Flowers, Bathukamma

    Bathukamma is a colourful and vibrant festival of Telangana and celebrated by women, with flowers that grow exclusively in each region. This festival is a symbol of Telangana's cultural identity. Bathukamma comes during the latter half of monsoon, before the onset of winter. The monsoon rains usually brings plenty of water into the fresh water ponds of Telangana and it is also the time...

    • 4 days ago
  • Hinduism

    Gujarat's Dussehra is more than Garba & Dandiya

    Think about Navaratri and Dussehra, you are all reminded of the famous Garba and Dandiya dances that are performed all across the country, thought 'patented' by Gujarat, this unique dancing congregation of young and old has caught up with all India. Though this year the entire country will be missing on these dancing celebrations, the festival in Gujarat has got to do more than just Garba...

    • 5 days ago
  • Hinduism

    Kullu Dussehra: International Event with Grand Festivities

    A week-long festival celebrated in majestic style in northern India, Kullu Dussehra is one of the most popular events of Himachal Pradesh, signifying the victory of good over evil. It draws travelers from distant parts of the globe. It is held in the Dhalpur maidan at Kullu in Himachal Pradesh state. Kullu is known for its beautiful gorges, wondrous waterfalls, chatty mountain stream,...

    • 5 days ago
  • Hinduism

    Telangana's Dasara: Festival of Flowers, Bathukamma

    Bathukamma is a colorful and vibrant festival of Telangana and celebrated by women, with flowers that grow exclusively in each region. This festival is a symbol of Telangana's cultural identity. Bathukamma comes during the latter half of monsoon, before the onset of winter. The monsoon rains usually bring plenty of water into the freshwater ponds of Telangana and it is also the time when...

    • 5 days ago
  • Hinduism

    Navaratri : Know the Nine Forms of Mother Goddess

    During Navaratri (the nine days), devotees solemnly worship the nine manifestations or forms of Goddess Durga, also known as Shakti. The Sharad Navratri or autumn Navratri is celebrated in the lunar month of Ashwin according to the Hindu calendar. Each day has a special significance, and one form of the Goddess is worshipped. Each day is also associated with one colour and one planetary body....

    • 6 days ago

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