Festivals

Ugadi

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Ugadi Ugadi as the name suggest is a start  and it is the first day of the year. Ugadi is celebrated during Chaitra Sukla Paksha Padyami or First day of the waxing phase of the moon in the month of Chaitra as per Telugu calendar. This year Ugadi will be celebrated on Thursday, 11th April, 2013 . Ugadi means the start ... Read More »

Sri Rama Navami

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On Chaitra Sukla Navami (the ninth day of the bright half of Chaitra) ‘Sree Ramanavami’ is celebrated. Sree Rama was born on this day and years later on the same day Rama married Sita. ‘Sree Sitarama Kalyana Mahotsav’ (wedding) is performed in the abode Sitarama Temple, Bhadrachalam, Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh with great tradition and Bhakti. On behalf of Andhra ... Read More »

Holi

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Originally a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi has several traditional links with legends. According to one popular legend, the word Holi is derived from the demoness, Holika. She was the sister of Hiranyakashyap, a demon king, who having defeated the Gods proclaimed his own supremacy over the Universe. Enraged by his son, Prahlad’s ardent ... Read More »

Vasant Panchami

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 Vasant Panchami Vasant Panchami (is also Known as Basant Panchami) is observed on the fifth day of the waxing moon period in the Hindu lunar month of Magh. This auspicious day is dedicated to Godess Saraswati. This year, Basant Panchami is on Friday, 15th February 2013. Vasant Panchami is considered auspicious for Aksharabhyasam or Vidyarambham. In Few areas Godess Saraswati ... Read More »

Makar Sankranti

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Makar Sankranti Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious occasions for the Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of India in myriad cultural forms, with great devotion, fervour, and gaiety. It is a harvest festival. Makar Sankranti is perhaps the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day every year: January 14, with some exceptions, when the festival is ... Read More »