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The mesmerising Modhera Sun Temple in Gujarat

The mesmerising Modhera Sun Temple in Gujarat

November 3, 2018

Much known for its mythological values the Modhera Sun Temple in the western Indian state of Gujarat, was made in honour of the sun god, Surya. The temple at present is undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India and has been listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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A visual retreat through the eyes of a French lady

A visual retreat through the eyes of a French lady

October 30, 2018

As Kolkata is known for its oldest tradition of worshipping Goddesses Durga, Mireille-Joséphine Guézenne has captured various moods of Maa Durga (Mother Durga) in the city. To share and bolster her work and enthusiasm, the Indian Museum mounted a special exhibition in collabora...

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The colourful festival of Teej in Jaipur

The colourful festival of Teej in Jaipur

August 17, 2018

Just as the monsoon arrives in north India, the air is filled with happiness and joy, as the women start preparing for the colourful festival of Teej. The Teej festival is held annually during the Hindu month of Shravan and marks the advent of the monsoon. This festival is celeb...

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Jagannath Rath Yatra: It’s a journey of discovery

Jagannath Rath Yatra: It’s a journey of discovery

July 13, 2018

Odisha, also known as the Golden Triangle destination, offers a plethora of rich historical heritage, sacred pilgrimage, vibrant living temples, golden sand beaches, international sand art festival by the tourism which showcases the cultural depth of the state and the amazing nat...

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A glimpse of the festival of lights in New Delhi

A glimpse of the festival of lights in New Delhi

November 1, 2016

People in New Delhi celebrated Diwali, or Deepavali as it is popularly known in India, with an infectious enthusiasm and energy. Diwali is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in autumn across the nation. Spiritually, it signifies the victory of light over darkness and of good ...

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Diwali festivities illuminate India

Diwali festivities illuminate India

October 29, 2016

As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, the biggest and the brightest festival in the country, this Sunday, many people abroad also follow the trend. As the festivities have already begun, here is why the festival is considered auspicious and the most important.

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Until next time – immersion of goddess Durga

Until next time – immersion of goddess Durga

October 15, 2016

The Durga Puja in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal in the eastern part of India came to an end yesterday with idols of the goddess Durga being immersed in the Hooghly river.

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Dussehra fest in New Delhi

Dussehra fest in New Delhi

October 12, 2016

Dusshera, a major Hindu festival, was celebrated in India on October 11. Festivities begin nine days in advance before the D-day that marks the victory of good over evil. According to the Hindu mythology, Dussehra marks the day when lord Rama beheaded the evil demon Ravana who is...

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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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Puttingal Temple tragedy

Puttingal Temple tragedy

April 11, 2016

India on Sunday woke up to the heartbreaking news of the horrific fire tragedy in at Puttingal Temple, Paravur in Kerala, Gods’ own country in Southern India, that left over a hundred dead and several others injured. A majority of these 100 spectators were blown to bits due to ...

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