Onam is the biggest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. It falls during the first month of the Malayalam calendar, which is Chingam (August–September), and marks the homecoming of the legendary King Mahabali. The festival lasts for ten days and is linked to many elements of Kerala's culture and tradition. Intricate flower carpets, elaborate banquet lunch, snake boat races, Puli Kali and the kaikottikkali dance all play a part in the festival.
Photo by ANTONIO GIBOTTA: 'Holi is the festival more colorful and fun of the Indian calendar and falls on the full moon of the month of Phalgun (March). This festival has many elements that can be compared to our Carnival: during the three days of festivities in every town, village, road, countryside, crowds of young, old, children play him throwing colored powder mixed with water.' [via: indiaperspectives tumblr] [and in radiant orchid too...]
Rakhi is one of the most eagerly waited festivals. When Raksha Bandhan comes, everyone is wondering about when is Rakhi in 2013, let me tell you that this year the festival of rakhi will be celebrated on August 21. Rakhi is one of the most eagerly waited festivals and every Indian waits for its celebration in the following year. Here in the post you can get perfect ideas for rakhi date & calendar and also do planning for best rakhi gifts for brother & sister online at discounted price in…
Hindu calendar, the panchang is vital in the lives of Hindus calculating dates of festivals, auspicious times & for performing rituals. It was initially based on the movement of the moon found in the Rig Veda, 2nd millennium B.C. In the first few centuries A.D., Babylonian & Greek astronomical ideas reformed the Indian calendar. Since then both solar and lunar movements were considered in calculating dates. Religious festivals & auspicious dates are still decided on the lunar movements.