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Manabasa Gurubar Lakshmi Vrata

Manabasa Gurubar Lakshmi vrata is observed during gurubar or Thursdays in the month of Margasira. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Thursdays during Margashirsh Month (November – December) in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. This puja is performed to get Sukh, Shanti and Aishwarya – comfort, peace and prosperity. Margasira ...

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  The name “Diwali” is a contraction of “Deepavali” (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates into “row of lamps”.Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas or dīpas) in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with ...

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Shree Krishna Janmasthami

Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna, the re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave us the vital message of the Bhagwat Gita – the guiding principles for every Hindu. This religious festival is celebrated all over India in the month of August/September on the ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the eighth day in ...

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Odia Festivals in 2011

JANUARY 04 Tuesday Bakula Amabasya 14 Friday Makar Sankranti* 15 Saturday Samba Dasami* 16 Sunday Putrada Ekadasi 20 Thursday Pushyabhishek 29 Saturday Shattila Ekadasi FEBRUARY 02 Wednesday Triveni Amabasya 08 Tuesday Sri Panchami (Saraswati Puja) * 13 Sunday Kumbha Sankranti 14 Monday Bhauma Ekadasi 18 Friday Magha Purnima 28 Monday ...

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The Konark Dance and Music Festival

The Konark Dance and Music Festival of Orissa is founded in the year 1986 at Konark Natya Mandap by Padmashree Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, The Konark Dance Festibal is held at the open air theatre of the Konark Natya Mandap, a prototype of famous Konark Temple. The Festival, held every year ...

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Rathayatra, The Cart Festival of Puri, Odisha

The word juggernut has come from the Rath Yatra celebrated every year. Generations together millions of people participate and pull the tons of loaded chariot made of wood from the Jagannath Temple to the Gundicha temple (approx. four kilometer) every year during rath yatra. Rath yatra is a symbol of human power with devotion. ...

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