108 names of Lord Shiva

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 108 Names of Lord ShivaLord Shiva, one of the holy trinity of gods, is believed to play the role of the destroyer to this universe. He is father of Lord Kartikeya and Lord Ganesha and is married to Goddess Parvati. There are various names of lord Shiva with Mahadeva being the … Continue reading

The festival of Mahashivaratri

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Mahashivaratri festival Lord Shiva, the god of destruction from the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh is worshipped on this festival. This day falls in the month of falgun, fourteenth day of krishna paksha, as per the hindi calendar.How puja is performed? On this day,devotees visit the … Continue reading

Jewish festivals

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Jewish festivals Jewish community observes a number of festivals throughout the year. These festivals have their own significance and vary from being a simple rest day to celebrate the harvest. Shabbat is the weekly rest day. This day, public transport and businesses are closed. Rosh Hashanah is … Continue reading

The festival of Makar sankranti

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First major festival of the year 14th January is very auspicious from Hindu religion point of view. On this day, sun transits into capricorn(makar) rashi. Makar Sankranti thus means - transition to capricorn. On this day, new things are started and believed that new endeavours will be successful. … Continue reading

What is Folk Art

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Indian, Japanese and Chinese Folk Art Folk  art is any form of  art which is local to a particular geography, and may have slowly gained the stature of importance. A folk art is not limited to any particular discipline. for example, music, painting and even sports can take the form of a folk … Continue reading

The festival of colours – Holi

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Holi - The colour festival Holi, the festival of colors, is one of the important festivals of India, including Navaratri, Diwali and Eid.Holi is a very popular festival of colours of Hindus. It is celebrated on the last full moon day of lunar month Phalguna. This festival marks the onset … Continue reading

Dashavatara – Indian mythology

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Dashavatara Dashavatar is ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. In Indian mythology, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiv) are symbols of creator, saviour and destroyer. Whenever there is a decline of religion and a rise of irreligion, Vishnu incarnates himself to protect the good, to destroy the wicked, … Continue reading