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FESTIVAL NEWS

Age-old tongue-piercing festival is back in Nepal after 3 years

April 16, 2022 12:26 pm

Locals believe that the festival started during the Lichchhabi dynasty more than one thousand years ago

Rongali Bihu 2022: Date, importance, significance of Bihu festival

April 14, 2022 9:06 am

Rongali Bihu 2022 date: Rongali Bihu is also known as Bohag (since it is held in the Assamese month of Bohag or Baisakh). It is celebrated in mid-April (14-15th April)

Tamil Nadu: Madurai decks up for Chithirai Thiruvizha festival

April 11, 2022 9:40 pm

The main event, Sree Meenakshi Sundareswarar Thirukalyanam (celestial wedding), will take place on April 14 and Sri Kallazhagar Vaigai Aatril Ezhuntharulal (Kallazhagar’s procession) will be organised on April 16.

Bengaluru: 300-yr-old Karaga festival begins at Dharmaraya temple

April 09, 2022 10:30 pm

The Karaga festival, which is more than 300 years old, was held exclusively within the Dharmaraya Swamy Temple in the last two years owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Happy Chaitra Navratri 2022 Wishes Images, Messages, Photos and Status for Whatsapp and Facebook

April 02, 2022 3:03 pm

Happy Chaitra Navratri 2022 Wishes Images, Messages, Photos and Status: Wish your loved ones with these curated Chaitra Navratri wishes.

Maha Shivratri 2022: Puja Vidhi, Timings, Samagri, Mantra

March 01, 2022 8:45 am

Maha Shivratri 2022 Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings, Samagri, Mantra: This year, Maha Shivratri will be celebrated on March 1, 2022, which is a Tuesday

Festival to celebrate independent bookstores

February 08, 2022 12:40 pm

Actor Sonali Bendre, founder of Sonali's Book Club and chief mentor of the festival, said indie bookstores are run by people who are passionate about reading and she wanted to support them in whatever way she could.

Ganesha Jayanti 2022: Date, puja timings, and significance of this auspicious day

February 04, 2022 10:42 am

Ganesha Jayanti 2022: The day is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is mostly observed in Maharashtra and the coastal region of Konkan.

Celebrate Makar Sankranti with only close family members: Gujarat government

January 12, 2022 7:01 pm

At present, 10 Gujarat cities including Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara are under night curfew from 10pm to 6am.

Makar Sankranti 2022 Date: When is Makar Sankranti Festival in 2022?

January 13, 2022 3:10 pm

Makar Sankranti 2022 Date and Time in India: The festival has both, seasonal as well as religious significance. It marks the day sun transits into Makara Raashi, or Capricorn zodiac

FESTIVAL PHOTOS

Holi paints the country with vibrant colours

March 06, 2015 9:49 pm

As the festival of Holi ends, India is painted with colours of happiness and enjoyment.

India celebrates Navratri

September 25, 2014 12:40 pm

The ten days long festival that celebrates victory of good over evil begins.

India gears up to celebrate Janmastami

August 17, 2014 9:14 am

Janmashthami, or the day marking the birth of Krishna, will be celebrated on August 18.

FESTIVAL VIDEOS

I attended Mahishasura event in JNU: BJP MP

February 26, 2016 9:26 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Confirming his attendance at the ‘Mahishasura festival’ of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2011, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj on Friday said that he changed his thoughts after joining the saffron party. Raj further stated that Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani’s remarks on the Mahishasura event were political and he attended the event as an activist then. Irani had yesterday created a huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha by reading out a document on the Mahishasur Puja, observed on the JNU campus every October since 2011.

Festival held to promote culture of Zeliangrong tribe

February 17, 2016 3:58 am

Manipur, Feb 17 (ANI): Dancing to the tunes of folk music, these groups of artists from Zelianagrong tribes of Manipur showcased their rich culture during the 11th Zelianrong Folk festival at Sangaiprou Kabui village. The theme was Unity, Peace and Solidarity. The festival was organized by the Society for Promotion of Community Task (SPCT) with an aim to promote and preserve the age-old culture of Zeliangrong, a Naga tribe. Cultural troupes of Sangaiprou, Ireng, Zeme and Inpui performed a variety of cultural dances and sangs. The main attraction of the event was a traditional drum beating by a group of artists. During the event, the performers also demonstrated an age-old custom of fire making with bamboo. The tribal people also set up stalls selling handicrafts items like neck pieces, headgears and other ornaments. Such festivals help to keep alive the tribal culture of the Naga society.

South India celebrates Pongal with great fervour

January 14, 2016 12:48 pm

Madurai, Chennai, Jan 14 (ANI): Tamil Nadu celebrated the harvest festival of Pongal with great zeal and fervor on Thursday. People worshipped local Gods and offered sugarcane and observed fast among other forms of celebrations like cooking mush, porridge, curd rice, poli, payasam etc. Educational institutions in the state held special programmes on the occasion. Dressed in traditional wear, college students in Madurai city prepared beautiful patterns with powdered colours, apart from cooking porridge and other delicacies on the festival. Meanwhile, sugarcane markets remained abuzz in capital Chennai city as people thronged the markets to buy the festival essential.

Colourful kites hit markets ahead of Makar Sankranti festival

January 13, 2016 5:57 am

Varanasi, Jan 13 (ANI): Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated with tartness on 14th January every year across India. It is also seen as the festival of kites. People across the city of Varanasi were seen quite enthusiastic about flying kites this Makar Sankranti. Kites of various colours, sizes and shapes ruled the market, with 'Modi kites' being the favourite for most of the kite lovers. The kite festival is also seen as a traditional celebration and keeping the Indian culture alive.

International kite festival takes off in Ahmedabad

January 10, 2016 10:44 am

Ahmedabad, Jan 10 (ANI): The skyline of Ahmedabad wore a vibrant look on Sunday as the 27th International Kite Festival kicked off with fliers from over 30 countries joining the riot of colours. Kite festivals were held across the state of Gujarat during the last week, which culminated to the one organised at the Sabarmati riverfront, which was officially inaugurated by state chief Anandiben Patel and Governor O.P. Kohli. As kites of various shapes and colours dotted the horizon, international participants expressed their enthusiasm about the festival. Another flier from Italy, who had taken part in the festival before, was all in praise for the festival. The International Kite Festival is being celebrated in Gujarat since 1989.

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