Diwali – The Festival of lights

Diwali
Diwali – The Festival of lights
Hinduism is undoubtedly the oldest religion of the world. Hindus believes in the trinity of Gods i.e. Brahma – The Creator, Vishnu- The Preserver and Shiva – The destroyer.

As per Hindu mythology it is believed that as and when sin or wrong doings increases on earth, Lord Vishnu takes incarnation to eliminate the evil and maintain the balance between good and bad. It is further believed that there will be total 10 incarnations after which the world will come to an end but to be rebuilt. So far 9 have taken place and one is yet to happen. (more…)

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The vibrant and captivating festivals of Ladakh

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The vibrant and captivating festivals of Ladakh

Ladakh is one such place in which every occasion be it birth, marriage, or commemoration, is marked by singing, dancing and feasting and this forms a very essential part of their living heritage. The most important fiesta celebrated extensively in Ladakh is the monastic festivals in which monks wear facial masks and colorful silk garments. Here’s a list of some of the important (more…)

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Kerala boat races-the extraordinary visual treat

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Kerala boat races-the extraordinary visual treat

Literally meaning, ‘boat game’, Vallam Kali is a conventional boat race which takes place every year in the South Indian state, Kerala. This famous South Indian occasion has its origin in Assyria, where it was first celebrated in 300 BC. In the ancient days, it was extremely popular and was celebrated by several kingdoms. In Kerala, Vallam kali first took place during the 14th century war, when the then king has commissioned the construction of Chundan Vallam now better known as Snake Boats. (more…)

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Pushkar- the fairest fare of them all

Pushkar- the fairest fare of them all

Located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, the sacred city of Pushkar is counted amongst the five sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites. One of the most ancient destinations in the country, the city derives its name from the famous Pushkar Lake. The city is mythological very significant as some believe that it was the abode of Shiva, whereas others say that Lord Brahma created it. Other than the sacred lakes, and eye-catching temples, the city is also eminent for the Pushkar fair Rajasthan. The fair takes place between October to November and is very popular for its camels, festivities, religious fervor and the famous cattle fair Rajasthan. (more…)

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Kumbh Mela – An Insight to the oldest tradition of the world

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Kumbh Mela has been an integral part of the Indian culture since ages. It has been epitomized in the world as the largest religious get together which is held every 12 years at four prime locations namely, Ujjain, Nasik, Allahabad and Haridwar. These are the locations where according to the Hindu legend, drops of Amrit had fallen while the demigods stayed on Earth for 12 years in an attempt to protect the holy water Amrit, from the demons. (more…)

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