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Kanwar Yatra- Saffron-clad Shiva devotees on a spiritual journey

Kanwar Yatra- Saffron-clad Shiva devotees on a spiritual journey

August 10, 2018

  With the start of the auspicious month of Shravan, the streets in India are filled up with barefoot, saffron clad Kanwar Yatris carrying a pitcher filled with holy water. The Kanwar Yatra takes place during the Hindu month of Shravan, is usually held in the month of July-A...

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Hola Mohalla – a unique Sikh festival

Hola Mohalla – a unique Sikh festival

March 9, 2018

  Hola Mohalla is a festival celebrated by Sikhs, held annually at Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) in Anandpur Sahib in north Indian state of Punjab. It is usually celebrated one day after the Hindu festival, Holi that celebrates the arrival of spr...

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Ecological effects of idol immersions

Ecological effects of idol immersions

October 13, 2016

Navratri celebrations just concluded in India. The nine days of worshipping, singing, dancing, feasting and fasting ended on the tenth day with immersion of idols of Goddess Durgain the holy Yamuna River. While many people remain oblivious toissues pertaining to pollution, many h...

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Kashmiri Hindus Celebrate Kheer Bhawani Festival

Kashmiri Hindus Celebrate Kheer Bhawani Festival

June 15, 2016

Thousands of Kashmiri Brahmans (hindu priest cast in India) come from different parts of India to the Kheer Bhawani shrine in Tulmul Ganderbal area of Kashmir. The festival is celebrated every year in May-June.

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