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Celebrating Pongal in Tamil Nadu

Celebrating Pongal in Tamil Nadu

Whenever the whole world gears up to celebrate New Year when January comes, South India, especially Tamil Nadu gets about preparing for their harvest festival. Pongal is a 4 day extravaganza that beats any other Tamil festival. Being an ancient civilization, the Tamil customs and festivals encompass traditions that go back thousands of years. The […]

Diwali, the Festival of Lights!

Diwali, the Festival of Lights!

Diwali, the festival of lights is India’s most awaited festival. With colourful lights, delicacies and crackers, this unique festival is close to the heart for Hindus worldwide. India is a land of festivals and pompous celebrations that compete for prominence in their extravagance. Every year in the beginning of Autumn, the festival of Diwali is […]

Manifestations of the Mahishasura Mardhini

Manifestations of the Mahishasura Mardhini

Navaratri, is the Indian festival, whose name means Nine Nights. Celebrated for nine days, this is one of the most long held traditions of Hinduism that creates a communal spirit. It honours the Goddess Durga in all her forms representing all the aspects of a successful life. This is one of the few festivals that celebrates […]

Onam – Welcoming Mahabali

Onam – Welcoming Mahabali

Onam – Welcoming Mahabali While festivals in India are generally divided on religious grounds, there is one particular celebration from God’s own country that breaks all these barriers. On this day, all the people of Kerala come together in a joyous celebration to welcome the magnificent King of Yore, Mahabali, and that festival is Onam. [...]