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Daman and Diu

Information about Daman and Diu Country  India Established 30 May 1987 Capital Daman No. of districts 2 Languages  • Official Konkani Gujarati Hindi English Daman and Diu is a union territory in Western India. With an area of 112 km2, it is the smallest federal division of India on the mainland. The territory comprises two distinct regions [...]

By | 2017-12-01T22:31:36+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Indian States|0 Comments

Telangana

Information about Telangana Country  India Formation 2 June 2014 Capital Hyderabad† Largest city Hyderabad Districts 31 Symbols of Telangana Emblem Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, Charminar Language Telugu Song Jaya Jaya He Telangana Janani Jayakethanam Animal Spotted deer Bird Indian Roller Flower Senna auriculata Fruit Mango Tree Prosopis cineraria River Godavari, Krishna River, Manjira River and Musi [...]

By | 2017-12-01T21:56:51+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Indian States|0 Comments

Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month's 13th night/14th day, but once a year in late winter (February/March, or Phalguna) and before the arrival of spring, marks Maha Shivaratri which means "the Great Night of Shiva". It is a major festival in Hinduism, [...]

By | 2017-12-07T21:32:00+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Indian Festivals|0 Comments

Mohiniyattam

Mohiniyattam, also spelled Mohiniattam (Malayalam: മോഹിനിയാട്ടം), is one of two classical dances of India that developed and remain popular in the state of Kerala. The other classical dance form from Kerala is Kathakali. Mohiniyattam dance gets its name from the word Mohini – a mythical enchantress avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, who helps the good prevail over evil by deploying her feminine powers. Mohiniyattam's roots, like [...]

By | 2017-12-07T21:29:18+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Indian Dance|0 Comments

Bihu

Bihu Bihu is the chief festival in the Assam state of India. It refers to a set of three different festivals: Rongali or Bohag Bihu observed in April, Kongali or Kati Bihu observed in October, and Bhogali or Magh Bihu observed in January. The Rongali Bihu is the most important of the three celebrating the Assamese new year and the [...]

By | 2017-12-07T21:30:00+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Indian Dance|0 Comments

Garba

Garba (ગરબા in Gujarati) is a form of dance which originated in the state of Gujarat in India. The name is derived from the Sanskrit term Garbha ("womb") and Deep ("a small earthenware lamp"). Many traditional garbas are performed around a centrally lit lamp or a picture or statue of the Goddess Shakti. The circular and spiral figures of garba have similarities to other spiritual dances, such as [...]

By | 2017-12-07T19:36:01+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Indian Dance|0 Comments

Veeragase

Veeragase ವೀರಗಾಸೆ is a dance form prevalent in the state of Karnataka, India. It is a vigorous dance based on Hindu mythology and involves very intense energy-sapping dance movements. Veeragase is one of the dances demonstrated in the Dasara procession held in Mysore. This dance is performed during festivals and mainly in the Hindu months of Shravana and Kar Lingayatism and Veeragaase The basic tenets of [...]

By | 2017-12-07T21:30:12+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Indian Dance|0 Comments