Category Archives: Hindu festivals

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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