Puthandu Vaztukal – Tamil New Year 14 April

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Puthandu marks a new month and start of a year and it is celebrated with a lot of fervour among Tamils and the Thamizh diaspora. People spend time with their families after they clean up the house, take part in prayers and start the day by visiting temples. They eat a lavish spread of delicious preparations in their best traditional clothes. and decorate their homes with beautiful hand-drawn rangolis. It comes after Hindi New Year and Ugadi but coincides with the new year of other traditions in India such as Vishu for people in Kerala, Poila Boishakh in West Bengal, Bihu for those in Assam, Baishakhi in Punjab.  Greetings and statuses in English   தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்! – Happy Tamil New Year – Puthandu Vazthukal On this auspicious day of the Tamil New Year, we hope that you and your …

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[WATCH:] Nandini explains Thaipusam

Malaysian influencer Nandini explains Thaipusam. Thaipusam is tomorrow! So, it’s that time of the year when questions like these pop up:- Why Indians cucuk their bodies lah? Not pain meh? – Is it the Indian new year?- What is that pot people carry? Don’t worry, Nandini has got all the answers! Also read: Thaipoosam: Arguing Main VS Convenient Day Kavady

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Gujarati New Year – Friday, 5 November

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Navu Varsh, Saal Miubarak.In the western part of India the people of Gujarat are known for their colourful ways of life and their festivals are the true reflections of their lifestyle. Gujarati New Year is a time of festivity and it is marked by rituals, grand celebrations and general merriment. The people of Gujarat celebrate their New Year or Bestu Varas in the month of Kartik, which is the first month of their calendar. The day of the New Year is also called Varsha-pratipada or Padwa in some places. It is celebrated on the day after Diwali.According to a narration of Vishnu Puraan, it is believed that Lord Krishna, along with the people of Braj, worshipped Govardhan Parvat on this auspicious day and prayed to him to protect the village of Braj from the incessant rainfall caused by Lord Indra.There …

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Navratri 2021 – Thursday 7 October to 14 October


The 9-night celebration is celebrated after the Monsoon in India and leads into the celebrations for Diwali/Deepavali – the word Navaratri means ‘nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. Links below written by the founder of Indian Spice and devotee Naufal Khan Prayer and Significance Navratri Nine Forms of Hindu Goddess DurgaNavratri South Africa Prayers To Goddess DurgaThe Navratri Garba Dance TutorialObserving Navratri Puja: The How-To GuideChaitra Navratri 2021: the ‘other’ Navratri, and how to celebrate it Food, Music and Fashion Six Idli Recipes This Purtassi and Navratri SeasonNavratri Music Celebrating Goddess DurgaNavratri Day One: Fashion Tips From Bollywood

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Raksha Bandhan – 22 August, 2021: why, how, greetings, pics

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Traditonally, Sisters tie a thread around the right wrist of their brothers, praying for their long life while brothers take a vow to protect their sisters. Originally a North Indian tradition, Raksha Bandhan has become popular throughout India and the diaspora in recent days, cutting across class, caste, language lines. Origins of Raksha Bandhan Of special significance to married women, Raksha Bandhan is rooted in the practice of territorial or village exogamy, in which a bride marries out of her natal village or town, and her parents, by custom, do not visit her in her married home. In rural north India, where village exogamy is strongly prevalent, large numbers of married Hindu women travel back to their parents’ homes every year for the ceremony. Their brothers, who typically live with the parents or nearby, sometimes travel to their sisters’ married home to escort …

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Chiranjeevi & other Telugu stars wish everyone a great Ugadi and year ahead


Several big names of the Tollywood film industry took to Twitter and wished everyone a great year ahead for Ugadi, the Telegu new year. Megastar Chiranjeevi wrote that we are all entering the new year with a zillion hopes. “I sincerely wish that everyone reaps only good this year,” the ‘Acharya’ actor wrote. There are rumours that his film has been postponed to June or July. తెలుగువారందరికీ శ్రీ ప్లవ నామ సంవత్సర ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు. కోటి ఆశలతో కొత్త సంవత్సరంలోకి అడుగుపెడుతున్నాం. అందరికి శుభం సంతోషం కలగాలని కోరుకుంటున్నాను View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chiranjeevi Konidela (@chiranjeevikonidela) Nabha Natesh wished her 2.3m followers a happy Ugadi and frolicked in the early spring sun View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nabha Natesh (@nabhanatesh) Allu Arjun, sharing a Ugadi poster, wished everyone and their families a happy Ugadi. Jr NTR, who …

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Happy Ugadi! Makers of Baahubali release poster for ‘RRR’ for Telugu New Year


The makers of the upcoming magnum opus ‘RRR’ on Tuesday marked the occasion of Ugadi – the Telugu New Year – by sharing an intriguing glimpse from the film. ‘Baahubali’ filmmaker SS Rajamouli who is directing ‘RRR’ took to Instagram and unveiled the new poster of the forthcoming film. The team released a striking visual of celebration and happiness on the festive day of Ugadi, much to the happiness of fans.The picture sees both Ram Charan and Jr NTR amidst a sea of people, who are carrying them in their hands. This visual is a representation of their friendship that will reflect in the filmAlong with the joy-filled poster, Rajamouli extended greetings and wrote, “Here’s wishing you all a prosperous year ahead.” ‘RRR’ will reportedly be a fictional story set in the 1920s pre-independent era and will be based on …

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