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Wish You a Happy and Prosperous Vishu!

New Year celebrated in Kerala is known as Vishu. The most important part of Vishu is the Vishukkani (first to be seen). An array of auspicious items like rice, linen, cucumber, betel leaves and a mirror are placed in an uruli (metal vessel) the previous night.

Celebrating Baisakhi

Celebrating Baisakhi

Baisakhi is an ancient harvest festival in the Punjab region that also marks the beginning of a new solar year and harvest season. Baisakhi is a Sikh religious festival falling on the first day of the Baisakh month in the solar Nanakshahi calendar, which corresponds to April 14.

Wish You All a Happy Mahavir Jayanti!

Wish You All a Happy Mahavir Jayanti!

Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Mahavir, the founder of Jain religion who taught the world the essence of ‘Unity of Life’. Mahavir’s idol is given a holy bath on this day known as ‘abhishek’ and devotees make offerings of milk, rice, fruit, and incense.

Happy Ugadi!

Happy Ugadi!

Ugadi marks the beginning of the New Year. This day is considered quite auspicious as new ventures take place and people pray for prosperity of their business. While it is known as Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Maharastrians call it Gudi Padwa.

Happy Gudi Padwa!

Happy Gudi Padwa!

Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the New Year. This day is considered quite auspicious as new ventures are started and house-warming poojas are performed. While Maharastrians call it Gudi Padwa, it is known as Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

It’s Women’s Day!

It’s Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world every year on 8 March and is celebrated to respect the entire women fraternity, appreciate them and to express love for them. On this day, the economic, political and social achievements of women are highlighted and looked upon as inspirational stories that can help guide other …