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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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Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2013

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2013  When it happens: Late February(February 23 to 25) Where it happens: Jaisalmer, State of Rajasthan, India History: This Jaisalmer Desert Festival has been invented by the Tourism Development Corporation of Rajasthan to attract foreign tourists and has since become one of the most popular festivals in Rajasthan. It gives tourists the [...]

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Goa Carnival 2013

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Goa Carnival 2013  When it happens: First half of February(9th – 12th February 2013) Where it happens: The State of Goa, India History: As to why a festivity with decidedly Christian influences and peppered with pagan practices came to India, which is the seat of old-age Hinduism, is a lesson in history spanning ages and [...]

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Lohri Festival 2013

| August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lohri Festival 2013  When it happens: Mid-January(Sunday, 13th January 2013)  Where it happens:  Punjab, Haryana and Delhi in India History: Fire is an important element in Hinduism: It signifies energy and spiritual strength, and in that manner, is considered a deity. In Lohri Festival 2013, fire takes on a central role in the celebrations as [...]

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International Kite Festival 2013 Gujarat

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International Kite Festival 2013 Gujarat When it happens: Mid-January(Monday, 14th January 2013) Where it happens:  Gujarat, India History: The majority of Indian festivals originates from the Hindu scriptures and is celebrated in honor of their deities. The International Kite Festival 2013, Gujarat, is actually a religious celebration, even though it looks as a secular way [...]

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