Category "Festive Fiesta"

9Oct2018

The Navratri festival is held to venerate three Hindu goddesses: Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati. ‘Nava’ means ‘nine’ and ‘ratri’ means ‘night’ – and, as per the name, the festival is spread over ‘nine nights’ (or days). Navaratri is primarily celebrated by women, as they are the ones who organise the festivities and take part in them. Different state celebrate them differently: with Kolu, a display of dolls, In Tamil Nadu, with Durga Puja in West Bengal; garba raas and dandiya raas in Gujarat; and Ram Lila in Uttar Padesh. […]

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28Sep2018

Golu (also known as Kolu, Bombe Habba, Bommai Kolu or Bommala Koluvu) is the practice of setting up a display of dolls in homes (primarily in South India) during the Navaratri festival. […]

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6Aug2018

Onam is an annual Hindu festival that originated in the state of Kerala. A festival connected with the harvest, Onam falls in August or September, known as the month of Chingam in the Malayalam calendar. […]

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4Jul2018

Begun by Raja Rama Varma in 1798, Thrissur Pooram is one of the most popular festivals in Kerala. It is centered around the Vadakkunnathan Temple, with a group of temples from the vicinity sending their processions to pay obeisance to Shiva, the main deity. […]

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