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Theyyam Festival – Dance of the Gods

Published on 13/03/2015 by Yohanna ShantiTravel

Theyyam FestivalEvery year during the dry season, between November and May, there are many festivals that are celebrated in India. Kerala, the gods own country is no exception. The festivity and celebrations commence from the end of the winter harvest season until the beginning of monsoon. Among many such festivals, one of the most fascinating is Theyyam. It is a popular dance ritual form of worship at Northern Malabar region of Kerala . This is a major event that offers a feast for culture lovers. Continue reading

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TRAVEL TO INDIA IN THE FESTIVAL SEASON

Published on 06/10/2014 by Mahima Shantitravel

travel to india festivalsCome autumn in India, festivities begin in full swing to mark the nine holy nights or Navratri, followed on the tenth day by Dussehra, a Hindu festival signifying the victory of good over evil. Diwali, the most important festival for Hindus, follows a few weeks after. Travel to India in the festival season and visit these cities in order to get a taste of celebrations in true Indian style. Continue reading

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Bihu, the essence of Assam

Published on 24/04/2013 by Srishty ShantiTravel

The festival Bihu beginsIndia, an agriculture based country, witnesses almost all the seasons throughout a year. It is, thus, blessed with a rich and fertile soil harvesting a wide range of crops. Through centuries, Indian farmers and villagers have found ways to make harvesting an enjoyable part of their lives. They celebrate different seasons through festivals where they dress up in traditional attires, dance in groups and sing songs in order to thank God for a bountiful harvest. Bihu, the prime and significant festival of Assam, is celebrated three times in a year. Continue reading

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