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Maha Shivaratri 2013

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maha Shivaratri 2013 When it happens: February – March(10th March 2013) Where it happens: All over India History: Maha Shivaratri 2013 means the ‘great night of Lord Shiva’ (‘ratri’ meaning night). There are many legends associated with the celebration of this occasion. It is said that on this day Shiva married his beloved Parvati and [...]

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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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ugadi

| July 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ugadi 2013 When: March – April Where: The Deccan Region of India History: India’s National Calendar is the official calendar for Hindus. However, given the sheer size of India and its population, it is inevitable that some regional variants of the same occasions, like Ugadi 2012, would still prevail. Even among believers of Brahma, certain [...]

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Gudi Padwa

| July 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Gudi Padwa /गुढी पाडवा-2013 When:  April 11, 2013(4/11/2013) on the Gregorian calendar. Where: Maharashtra, India History: Gudi Padwa/गुढी पाडवा  is the Marathi (natives of Maharashtra) version of the New Year, the same celebration known as Ugadi in other parts of India like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. On this day, the Hindu god Brahma is believed [...]

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