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Nag Panchami

| July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Charming the Snakes in Nag Panchami, India Nag Panchami 2012 When it happens: July 24; 5th day of Shraavana Where it happens: South India History             Nag Panchami, India is a festival held in some parts of India to worship live cobras (Nagas) or their images. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the [...]

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Mahavir Jayanti 2013

| July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mahavir Jayanti 2013 When: Either in March or April in the Gregorian calendar /April 23 2013 Where: India History: Mahavira was a self-enlightened son of King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala who practiced austere penance and renounced worldly possessions until he achieved illumination. He became a Tirthankara who not only transcended worldly concerns but also offered [...]

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Navratri 2012-Sharad Navratri 2012

| July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Navratri 2012-Sharad Navratri 2012 When: 16th October – 23rd October Where: Gujarat, West Bengal and other parts of India History: To the uninitiated, the numerous Hindu deities pose confusion especially when each of their special days are honored and celebrated. This is exactly what happens in India when their Mother Goddess is worshipped and honored [...]

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Nyepi 2013

| July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nyepi 2013 When: Every March,march12 2013 exact date depends on the approximation using Saka Calendar Where: Bali, Indonesia   History: Nyepi 2012 was celebrated last March 23. Hindus living in Bali maintain two calendars, the Pawukon and the lunar calendar Saka. The latter has 12 months and 35 days, with each month ending in a [...]

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Pongal

| July 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Pongal 2013-Thai Pongal ( (Tamil: தைப்பொங்கல்) 2013-Harvest Festival When: During the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere or every January 14 Where: Mainly in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in Southern India,other parts on India also History: Pongal  is the Indian equivalent of the American Thanksgiving, only longer, more colorful and definitely more boisterous. Households traditionally [...]

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