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Basant Panchami 2013

| August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Basant Panchami 2013 When it happens:  Mid-February(Friday, 15th February 2013) Where it happens: Northern India  History: The celebration of the arrival of spring is universal: All cultures throughout the world celebrate it in one form or another. No matter what underlying beliefs there are in the changing of seasons, one thing is certain: People celebrate [...]

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2013

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 When it happens: late January(January 24-28 in 2013) Where it happens: Diggi Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India History: Launched in 2006 by the Jaipur Virasat Foundation founded by Faith Singh, the Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 was initially conceived as the literary segment of the Jaipur Heritage International Festival, but won ‘independence’ from [...]

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Ajanta Ellora Festival 2013

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ajanta Ellora Festival 2013 When it happens:  Late January 2013(Date yet to be confirmed) Where it happens: Aurangabad, Maharashtra,India History: The Ajanta and Ellora caves, discovered in the early 19th century, are celebrated Indian rock cut architecture. Discovered by British officers, the ‘caves’ were actually monolithic sculptures, chiseled out of Sahyadri/Chamadri Hills by 7000 laborers [...]

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Ram Navami 2013

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hands Raised to the Summer Sun in Ram Navami  Ram Navami 2013 When it happens: April 20 2013,Saturday Where it happens: India History: Ram Navami  is based from the epic Ramayana. According to legends, the emperor of Ayodha had three loving wives. Their greatest concern is that they had no children to heir the throne. [...]

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Buddha Purnima Festival 2013

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Buddha Purnima Festival Buddha Purnima 2013 When it happens: May 25 2013 Where it happens: India About the Festival: The Buddha Purnima Festival falls on the full moon night of the Vaisakha month. It is celebrated either in April or May to commemorate the birth of the founder of Buddhism, Buddha. During this day, the [...]

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