Deepavali Season : Emergence of Wealth-Day 1

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Dhanteras  Deepavali season starts with Dhanteras on the 13th phase, also known as Dhanvantari Trayodasi, a day of paying obeisance to prosperity, today celebrated by acquiring gold or other forms of wealth. Dhan Teras or Dhan Trayodasi – the name itself suggests prosperity. Dhan means wealth and teras, trayodasi mean the thirteenth day of the waning moon cycle. This day is associated with the emergence of the divinities for health… Read more »

International Democracy Day

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The idea to celebrate a day to uphold the values of democracy first came up at the meeting of United Nations General Assembly in the year 2007. Etymology The word democracy comes from the ancient Greek word democratia, demos meaning, “assembly of ordinary people” and kratos meaning “strength, rule”. Democracy is the rule of the… Read more »

Onam Festival Part-4-Story from the skies

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Onam Festival, Shravan Month and Shravana Star   This word “Onam” is the shortened form of Thiruvonam or Shravanam, since this event occurs in the Shravan month under the Shravana star in the Indian calendar. Shravan is the month in the Indian calendar that typically falls between July-August in North and between August-September in the South. This period is characterized by heavy rains and… Read more »