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  • INDIAN FESTIVALS AND ASSOCIATED CLOTHING

    India is a land of thousand festivals, and no other nation is as unique and diverse as India, when it comes to fashion, food, festivity and colors. Here, festivals are a part of life, and one can witness the rich colors and flavors of this magical land, which are simply breathtaking. An average Indian looks […]

  • COLORFUL INDIAN FESTIVALS AND FAIRS

    India is known for its colors, flavors, cuisine, history, heritage  culture, customs, rituals and festivals; that are endless, and can view them in full splendor and glory, all under one roof, during fairs & festivals. During the festivals of Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Lohri and Teej; village fairs are held throughout the country, and […]

  • INDIAN TRADITIONS, CUSTOMS AND RITUALS

    India is a diverse nation, and it is this diversity and vibrancy which catches the attention of all Westerners, who come here in search of nirvana or moksha, and thus attain that peace of mind. Indian Hindu temples are brilliant examples of religious vibes, rituals and and age-old customs & traditions that purify your souls, […]

  • POILA BAISAKH IN BENGAL

    This is the Bengali New Year day, as the word ‘Poila’ means first and ‘Baisakh’ refers to the first month in the Bengali calendar. So, it is the first day in the month of Baisakh or April, and according the English calendar, it is exactly the mid of April, ie: 14th or 15th day of […]

  • TAJ MAHOTSAV IN AGRA

    Every year around mid February, a grand festival of Indian art and culture is held to commemorate the Nawabi lifestyle and the old Mughal Era charm at Shilpgram, Agra which is just adjacent to the Taj. Artisans, craftsmen, folk artists and classical dancers congregate in this particular place to display their talent, skills and art […]

  • DOL CELEBRATION IN SHANTINIKETAN

    Shantiniketan in West Bengal is one of the prominent places of culture, education, fine art and festive celebration, as it has earned the reputation of being the cultural hub in the far eastern state of Bengal. This particular place was established by poet and Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore and today it is one of the […]

  • KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL

    Khajuraho, the temple city in the state of Madhya Pradesh is known for its historical Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, one being the world famous Kandariya Mahadeva Temple which is a popular tourist attraction. The rich architecture in the form of intricate stone carvings on the temples and ornately decorated forms are a true […]

  • DUSSEHRA CELEBRATIONS IN MYSORE

    Mysore in Karnataka is the place to be during Dussehra every year, as the spectacle is worth viewing at the historical Mysore Palace which is a show of colors, flowers, lights, grandeur and greatness. This place in south India comes alive during this time of the year, when people from all over Karnataka and from […]

  • HANUMAN JAYANTI CELEBRATIONS

    Lord Shree Hanuman is a highly revered Hindu God in India and Nepal, whose birth is celebrated across the country as Hanuman Jayanti, by all his ardent followers and worshippers. It is celebrated on a massive scale in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, apart from Nepal. This day […]

  • RAJYABHISHEK OF CHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ

    Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the greatest of the Maratha Emperor and the bravest of the Hindu warrior of all times, is a cult figure here in Maharashtra, as he is worshipped as a God, by all his devout and staunch followers. Every year on the 6th day of June, a grand ceremony is organized by the […]

  • LATHMAAR HOLI IN BARSANA & VRINDAVAN

    Holi is a major Indian festival in the Hindu calendar, which is celebrated across India, but there is a sweet twist to it when you come to the ‘Hindi Heartland’ of India, and that is in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Here, in Barsana (Mathura) and Vrindavan – one being the birthplace of Lord Shree […]

  • KARVA CHAUTH – NORTH INDIAN FESTIVAL

    This traditional Indian festival, is celebrated by the Hindus and Sikhs in northern India, only by the women folk, who fast, worship and pray to God for the long life of their husbands. It is mostly celebrated in the states of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, where all married women fast from sunrise […]

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