Category Archives: Hindu festivals

Medaram Jatara

  Medaram is a tiny hamlet located in the Tadwai mandal of Warangal district, in the newly formed Telangana state. Located around 110 km from the district headquarters, the hamlet is located midst thick forests, hills and valleys. Every 2  … Continue reading

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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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Sankranti

One of the major festivals in the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, is Sankranti, often called as Makara Sankranti.  Along with Ugadi, Vinayaka Chaviti, Deepavali, Dasara, it is one of the most important festivals for Telugu speaking people. … Continue reading

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Dhanu Jatra-When a town becomes an open air theater

Bargarh is one of those small towns that dot the Indian landscape, located in Western Odisha, close to the border with Chattisgarh. The Eastern Ghats flank the town, and they are quite rich in their flora and fauna. Historically speaking, … Continue reading

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