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Our Navaratri

Most of you have already completed their celebrations of Dusehra. But our Dusehra which is also called Vijaya Dashami, is tomorrow. In fact for us, Madhwas, Navami is tomorrow as well and it is also called Madhwa Navami in remembrance of our own Madhwacharyar. In one of my book reviews ...

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Rajasthani Navaratri

We have been writing on the various ways Navaratri festival is celebrated in the different Indian States. Today let’s have the Rajasthani Navaratri. The celebration is very simple with no elaborate cultural manifestations. A Journalist Reveals contacted Tanu Pareek for more information on it. How do you celebrate the festival? ...

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Bihari Navaratri

Bengal is famous for Durga Pooja. But Biharis also have a similar festival during Navaratri. Or so says Sweta Rajni, who graduated in Economics from St. Xavier’s college, Ranchi, currently residing in Delhi. She says: What is the significance of Navaratri in your state? In Bihar, the significance of Navaratri ...

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Bengali Durga Pooja

Navaratri in India is an elaborate festival. Particularly Bengalis have it as their state festival. This was told by Anindita Banerjee in an interview with A Journalist Reveals. I found that the celebrations have somewhat become like Ganeshotsav in Maharashtra. Over to Anindita for details: What is the significance of ...

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Keralite Navaratri

Navaratri has begun and will A Journalist Reveals be behind in highlighting the festival? This time we decided to enlighten ourselves and our audience about how the festival is celebrated in different parts of the country. Vishanth Panakkal, who currently works as a Creative Head in the writing department on the ...

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Bakri Eid

I have been writing on Hindu festivals for this website. But my intention is to be secular, like our country. Thus I contacted a PR friend, Taskeen Naik, for some information on their festivals. With Bakri Eid coming soon, I thought that would be the right place to start with. ...

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Naga Panchami

Indian Hindus, like Maharashtrians and South Indians especially people from Karnataka, perform Naga Panchami Pooja four days after Aadi Amavasya (More here http://ajournalistreveals.com/aadi-amavasya/). In South India, during marriage, the bride gets a small silver snake as gift from her parents. It is said that if we pray to these snakes ...

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Aadi Amavasya

Aaadi Amavasya or Aashad Amavasya is a very auspicious day for all Hindus. This time it came on a Friday, which made it all the more auspicious. In any case, South Indians consider Tuesdays and Fridays in Aadi month very auspicious. Deities in temples are worshiped with lots of flowers. ...

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Shree Balaji Sannidhi

Everybody has ups and downs in their life. Even we were experiencing a severe low during December 2013. When we went to Raghavendra Matha in Jogeshwari, Mumbai, they told us that there is another Raghavendra Matha in Virar. We also thought perhaps that would be closer to our place. When ...

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