BAISAKHI

Baisakhi is a popular festival in India celebrated in Punjab with huge fanfare and excitement. Every year, on the 13th or 14th of April, this festival marks the sikh new year and commemorates the form…

DAYS OF NAVRATRI

Navratri is a festival of 9 days. Here is what each day signifies. Shailputri: Goddess Shailputri is worshiped on the first day of Navratri. The Goddess holds a trident and lotus in her hands and Nand…

Attuvela Mahotsavam, Kerala

Attuvela Mahotsavam is celebrated at he Elamkavu Bhagavathy Temple, located at Vadayar in Kottayam, Kerala. A shift from the popular elephants and temples, this one is an engrossing water carnival tha…

GOING TO TOKYO? READ THIS!

Tokyo is beautiful, bustling and bold. If you ever think to go visit, these 3 things should be on top of your itinerary. They are the best part of Toyko, Japan. 1. The Robot Restaurant Japan has alway…

THE SHIGMO FESTIVAL

Shigmo festival is a spring festival in Goa during the months of February or March. The festival is celebrated by the Konkani population of the state. It marks the bloom of the forests of the Western …

HOLI TRADITIONS ACROSS INDIA

6. Assam: In Assam, Holi is known by the name Phagwah. The festival is celebrated over two days. While usually on Holika Dahan, a bonfire or a puppet is burned, in Assam it is signified by burning cla…

Holi Traditions across India

Holi in addition to celebrating the triumph of good over evil is also a festival to welcome spring. Legends say that, Holi began in the Barsana region of India, which includes Vrindavan, Mathura, Nand…

Holi Traditions and Practices

Holi is the festival of colours renowned for the triumph of good over evil. But it is such a widespread festival, that is celebrated in so many different places and countries, it is inevitable that th…