Raksha Bandhan – the celebration of love and brotherhood

Raksh bandhan

Raksha bandhan- the celebration of love and brotherhood

One of the most important festivals of India that has a deep religious significance is undoubtedly Raksha bandhan. This is a day that celebrates the bond of love between a brother and a sister. Interestingly, over a period of time this day celebrates not only the love between biological siblings but also one when a similar relationship exists between a man and a woman. Popularly known as Rakhi or Rakhi Purnima, this festival is widely popular amongst the Sikhs, Jains and Hindus. Although this is particularly an Indian festival, the occasion of Rakhi has also been preferred and observed in parts of Mauritius and Nepal. The festival is celebrated by several Sikhs and Hindus residing in Pakistan, and by others of Indian origin from across the world. (more…)

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

Legend

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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