DUSSEHRA FESTIVAL

Triumph of good over evil. A cultural festival of india which has a deep admiration in the lives of Hindus. A festival of faith, a festival of light over darkness. This festival is also called Vishyadasmi or maha navmi, the longest and the most auspicious festival in hindu’s is navratri. The term is made up of two words called nav- means nine and ratri means nights. The speciality of this festival is this that it comes twice in the year. On this auspicious occasion maa durga , bahdrakali, jagdamba, anapurna,…

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MUHARRAM FESTIVAL

Muharram is the first month of Islaamic calendar. The holy month of muharram is of great gravity to the people of Islam as it marks to the beginning of the first month according to the Islamic calendar. It is also commemorated to remember the brutal assisination of hazrat imam hussain ali and his supporters at the battle of karbala. It is the period of mourning to shia’s. They drape themselves to black in order to mourn over the death of holy prophet grandson. The tenth day of muharram is called…

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CHATH FESTIVAL

India, a land of festival and faith, a magical country in the world where ancient  rituals still exists and followed religiously. One such festival of faith is ‘Chath’, a festival of profound faith in lord sun and his beloved wife Usha. A great Hindu festival which is predominantly celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Nepal and Bihar.  Chath is a Sanskrit word which means sixth, and in Maithli and Bhojpuri ‘chath’  also means sixth,  performed on kartika shukal shahthi , hence derive its name is celebrated in the month of…

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EID-AL-ADHA FESTIVAL

Eid-al-adha ,a festival of sacrifice, popularly known as  bakra-eid.  This festival is of great Islamic gravity and a pompous event of great enthusiasm. This festival is a four day Islamic rituals starting from 10th of day of ‘dhul hajj’ to commemorate the willingness of prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son. It is celebrated in honour of Prophet Abraham, his devotion to almighty Allah. It is said when god appeared to Abraham (A.S), known as Ibrahim to Muslims in a dream and asked to sacrifice his son as an act of…

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ASHURA FESTIVAL

Ashura , a day of remembrance is an Arabic word  which means the‘tenth’.. in Islaam it  is specifically used for the tenth day of Muharram. The name Muharram itself means ‘scared’ and is sanctified month as a whole, yet the tenth day of Muharram is considered the most sacred and pious to muslims. Muharram is consider a pious month and is of great significance to Muslims. Ashura is given its name, because it is believed that Allah almighty bequeath his ten prophets ten kinds of bounties on this special day.…

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VIDYARAMBHAM FESTIVAL

India, no doubt is a land of festivals, faiths and fasts, but it is also a magical world of magical believes and customs, a country of old values and tradition which are being carried out with great enthusiasm. One such festival is ‘vidyarambham’.  As the name depicts it is the first step to the world of knowledge. Typically a festival of  kerala, but is celebrated in other parts of country with different names Vidya means knowledge and arambham is to start or begin.  It is celebrated in the malyalam month…

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