Category Archives: Festivals of India

Ratha Saptami

In my post on Basant Panchami, I had mentioned about how it kickstarts the festival cycle in Magh, which ends with Holi. Basant Panchami is followed next by Ratha Saptami, which as the name indicates falls on the 7th day … Continue reading

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Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami, traditionally refers to the fifth day of the month of Magh, usually around January – February. It is primarily meant to welcome the arrival of Spring, after the long and dreary winter in India.  This is observed primarily … Continue reading

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And Quite Flows the Godavari… Rajahmundry

This article has been originally published here at Quora Godavari.. RajahmundryI am reproducing the same. “Vedamlaa ghoshinche godaavari amara dhamanlaa sobhille raajamahendri” The lines from a well-known Telugu song mean “The Godavari that roars with the sound of the Vedas, … Continue reading

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Puri- A trip back in time

In my last article I had written about my trip to Konark and the Sun Temple or Black Pagoda . After finishing our visit to the Sun Temple, we had a lunch at a shack that passed off as a … Continue reading

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