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‘Diya’ful Diwali

By Pearl Rive On October - 24 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS
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The terracota diyas have caught up everyone’s delight with their wonderful different patterns and designs in recent years. They  have almost flooded  the market with their various hues & designs. The most preferred stretch is Kukatpally where one can find an assortment of huts selling these goods. Tarnaka stretch also is full of these Diyas and are selling like hot cakes. “I regularly visit this stretch as it is on my way to office and I prefer the terracota hangings etc as this goes with the décor of my house. During Diwali festival... Read→

Celebrations Galore!

By Candy Floss On October - 11 - 2009 3 COMMENTS
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“I’m proud to be an Indian! Not only because it is a country of rich tradition, heritage and culture but also for the fact that it is a huge secular state giving equal importance to all religions and festivals! And the best part of it being that we, the students, are given loads of holidays for every festival,” gushes Smrithi, another regular college goer, who finds her college extremely boring, of Hi-tech College of Engineering and Technology. From Nag Panchami to Navratri to Navroz, from Eid–ul–fitr to Easter, from Raksha Bandhan to... Read→

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The early morning fragrance, the festive chaos, the sumptuous delicacies, the never ending family talks and whole lots of fun. All this and much more are synonymous with what we call as festivals. In a nation, where every month in the calendar is filled with at least two or three red colored dates, each festival is celebrated with equal vigor and fervor. Each has its own significance and distinct flavor. In short, festivals are a perfect excuse to let the hair down and yet stay rooted to culture and tradition. (Picture – The Idol. Credit:... Read→

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Uniqueness is the flavour of the season; be it the untimely rains quenching the thirst of the crops or the exclusive ways in which Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated across the state or more appropriately the nation. The eco friendly Ganesh is here, the famous Lal Bagh Ganesh of Mumbai or the most popular tallest Ganesh of our city at Khairtabad. (Picture: Lord Ganesha. Credit: Dynamic Warrior) But near Kompally at a place called Bahadurpally, the festive season was caught high spirits among the local youth, mainly from the age group of 8 to 12yr... Read→

Lord Ganesha. Credits:Poets Revenge

A person living in any corner of the world will be able to define India as a melody of  beautifully celebrated festivals. Though disguised as an emerging world power, India prides itself with its ancient religions, customs and civilizations, which compose the country’s symphony of celebrations. One of those colorful festivals celebrated with huge pomp and show, dressing up the land resplendently for all eyes to see is Ganesh Chaturthi, a ceremony held in the honor of the Hindu deity Ganesha. Hyderabad is famous for its effort to please the Lord.... Read→

Huge Ganesha idol being transported. Credit: Enigmatic Euphony

Year after year, Ganesh Chaturthi, the great Ganesha festival, also known as ‘Vinayaka Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’ is celebrated by Hindus around the world. It is observed during the Hindu month of Bhadra (mid-August to mid-September). The idols of Lord Ganesha that come in varied shapes and sizes are worshiped during this period. The grandest and most elaborate of them lasts for 10 days, from Bhadrapad Shudh Chaturthi to the Ananta Chaturdashi. On the 11th day, the idols are taken through the streets in a procession... Read→

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