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Holi in India: Celebrating colours differently

Holi in India: Celebrating colours differently

March 2, 2020

Holi is the most vibrant festivals which signify the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. As the earth wakes up from its winter slumber, the people get ready to coat each other in the colours of spring

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Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

December 20, 2019

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO established a list in 2008 to protect and create awareness about intangible cultural practices which define the diversity in heritage of a country and would be lost to the world if n...

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Vrindavan – the land of Lord Krishna

Vrindavan – the land of Lord Krishna

April 4, 2017

Stretched out quaint ghats with staircases leading to water’s edge, embowed gateways and innumerable temples on the bank of River Yamuna in itself explains the sacred nature of Mathura and Vrindavan - the birth place of Lord Krishna, which has turned into an important place of ...

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Holi 2017: Splash of Colours in Vrindavan

Holi 2017: Splash of Colours in Vrindavan

March 14, 2017

Holi, a celebration of colours, is a unique festival celebrated widely in India and among Indian diaspora abroad. A festival that marks the end of winter and onset of spring sees people embrace nature by submerging in colours. The festival also celebrates peace, happiness and tra...

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Challenging the tradition, hundreds of widows celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan

Challenging the tradition, hundreds of widows celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan

October 28, 2016

On this Diwali, about a thousand widows from across India gathered to celebrate the festival of lights inside the centuries-old Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan, holding candles and earthen lamps in their hands. Choosing to break away from age-old tradition and social taboo, they par...

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Holi Festivities

Holi Festivities

March 23, 2016

While the popular destination to enjoy the colours of holi is Braj, a small town in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh where it is believed that Lord Krishna grew up; the living palace at Udaipur opens its gates to witness a royal celebration. Colours, Krishna-Radha raas (dance)...

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Holi Festivities

Holi Festivities

March 23, 2016

While the popular destination to enjoy the colours of holi is Braj, a small town in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh where it is believed that Lord Krishna grew up; the living palace at Udaipur opens its gates to witness a royal celebration. Colours, Krishna-Radha raas (dance)...

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