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Diwali – 2017

Diwali or Deepavali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.

Celebrate Diwali in a royal way in Jaipur.

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Diwali - Festival of Lights
Diwali – Festival of Lights

 

Absolute heaven…Golden temple Amritsar..no fire works but lanterns in the sky reflected in the sarovar surrounding the gurudwara..
Amazing view

Diwali - Festival of Lights
Diwali – Festival of Lights

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Ujjain Kumbha Mela – 2016

Date of Event : 22 April – 21 May, 2016

Kumbha Mela
Kumbha Mela

Special Bathing Dates of Ujjain Kumbh Mela- 2016

Purnima First Sahi Snaan (First Royal Holy Dip) 22 April 2016 (Friday)
Vratparv Vauthini Keadashi 03 May 2016 (Tuesday)
Vaishakh Krishna Amavasya (First Pramukh Snan) 06 May 2016 (Friday)
Shukla/Akshey Tritya (Second Pramukh Snan) 09 May 2016 (Monday)
Shukla Panchami 11 May 2016 (Wednesday)
Vrishabh Sankranti 15 May 2016 (Sunday)
Ekadashi & Pradosh Snan 17 May 2016 (Saturday)
Pradosh 19 May 2016 (Thursday)
Nursingh Jayanti 20 May 2016 (Friday)
Purnima Mukhya Shahi Snan (Main Royal Bath) 21 May 2016 (Saturday)

The first written evidence of the Kumbh Mela can be found in the accounts of Chinese monk Xuanzang (alternately Hsuan Tsang) who visited India in 629–645 CE, during the reign of King Harshavardhana. However, similar observances date back many centuries, where the river festivals first started getting organised. According to medieval Hindu theology, its origin is found in one of the most popular medieval puranas, the Bhagavata Purana. The Samudra manthan episode (Churning of the ocean of milk), is mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana, the Mahabharata, and the Ramayana.

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Makar Sankranti 2016

The festival of kites, celebrated on 15th of January in India.

Makara Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated in almost all parts of India and Nepal in a myriad of cultural forms. It is a harvest festival. It is the Hindi/Indo-Aryan languages name for Makara Sankranthi (still used in southern areas as the official name).

Makar Sankranti - Festival of Kites
Makar Sankranti – Festival of Kites

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India and is a traditional. Makara Sankranti is a solar event making one of the few Indian festivals which fall on the same date in the Gregorian calendar every year: 14 January, with some exceptions when the festival is celebrated on 13 or 15 January.

Makar Sankranti - Festival of Kites
Makar Sankranti – Festival of Kites
Makar Sankranti - Festival of Kites
Makar Sankranti – Festival of Kites

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Ganga Mahotsav 2015 at Varanasi

Date of Event : 22-24 Nov 2015

Ganga Mahotsav 2015
Ganga Mahotsav 2015

It is believed that Ganga nourishes the Varanasi civilization for long and it has been a great religious importance in the Hindu society. It provides the people a great sense of different identity and belonging. For the religious and cultural beliefs of the people to the River Ganges, a festival of Ganga Mahotsav is organized every year. People at Varanasi celebrate Ganga Mahotsav continuously for 5 days at the banks of the River Gange.

Ganga Mahotsav 2015
Ganga Mahotsav 2015

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Happy Diwali 2015

Royal Diwali Celebrations
Royal Diwali Celebrations

Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.

Celebrate Diwali in a royal way in Jaipur.

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Diwali Greeting from Xasmin Travels
Diwali Greeting from Xasmin Travels