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What is the La Tomatina Festival?

 History of the Festival It is speculated that La Tomatina festival began either in 1944 or 1945. There are countless stories as to how the festival began. One story says that an incredibly bad singer regularly performed at the town square in Bunol town. One day people decided they had had enough of him and they picked tomatoes from nearby vendors and threw them at him. Their action turned out to be so exciting that they agreed to repeat it the following year which is...

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Hornbill Festival - Festival of Festivals

LOCATION  Northeast India, Nagaland VENUE Kisama Naga Heritage Village, Kohima, Nagaland DATE 1st Dec - 10th Dec of every year BACKGROUND Hornbill festival also known as 'festival of festivals' is a common cultural festival gathering of all the sixteen tribes of Nagaland -Ao, Lotha, Chakhesang, Angami, Sumi, Chang, Konyak, Sangtam, Pochury, Rengma, Kuki, Khiamniungan, Kachari, Phom, Zeliang and Yimchunger. The colourful bird Hornbill is chosen as a symbol of this festival...

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Vat Savitri Vrat

Either a festival or vow is celebrated every day in various parts of India but today women are very excited about Vat Savitri Vrat. Vat Savitri Vrat vrat will be celebrated tomorrow, when the new moon day begins on May 14, 2018. They worship the tree of vat (banyan) for their husband. It is said, that our ancestors have been worshiping nature since ages. Nature festivals have been the key to every festival and festival celebrated in Sanatan Dharma. ​ Vat Savitri, one such...

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The changing culture

The ideas, the customs and the social behavior of a particular people or society is known as culture. And over the years, we have seen how the culture has changed. For the new generation, it is from complex to simple and for the previous generation, it is from simple to complex yet they have decided to merge in this change.  It is difficult to say whether the changing culture is good or not. Culture is like wind, invisible yet its effects can be seen and felt. When it is in...

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Ethics should be individualistic or universal

Is there any nature of good or bad? Is there any nature of being right or wrong? How according to principle, should people act? These are the questions of ethics and morality. What is the need for these questions? Well let me tell you that these questions came into scenario because individuals exist and they need guidance about how to live? They need proper path to live their life, not according to their wish but according to principles also. Does the individual life belong to him...

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Important Questions Related To Greek Mythology - I

Greek Mythology There is no need to tell about Greek Mythology's importance. Its not only interesting but also a base of creation of so many stories, heroes, superheroes found in comics and in films. There are so many characters which are related to ancient Greek Heroes, Deities etc. Its stories are not only exciting but also inspirational. The characters and their works are really too much iconic. So in brief, I am telling you about Greek Mythology and about Greek words which...

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Why should you visit a temple?

India is a land of temples. Our country has many beautiful and fascinating temples in every city and village. It’s our tradition to visit temple during festivals and other auspicious occasions. People visit temples to seek blessings of the God for happiness, well-being and prosperity for their families. Going to temple calms the mind and brings a sense of peace in you. ​ Going to temple is of religious significance. But besides that, going to temple has scientific basis too. Here...

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Be the change you wish to see in the world

We all just love to see the movies and serials in which hero takes a stand for a girl, society or a family. The claps don't stop and keep on roaring at the best. The moment a girl raises her voice, do we do the same? The answer is yes and why it is so is because it’s a movie or a film. If the same woman in your family raises voice, do you people give a heed ear or do you even bother? The answer in many cases is no. The women are often being told to shut their mouth in the name of...

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Women's Day Special

I know that women's day falls in the month of March. But I feel that each day is a women's day because of the role they play in our lives. This post is regarding the importance and sacrifices of women with respect to Islam . In the very early days of Islam, it would be a daring act or even stupid to declare the acceptance of Islam by anyone in the Arabia . The society was divided between masters and slaves. Those masters feared that they would eventually loose their thousand...

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Women in 19th century India

 The 19th century India, also known as the ‘Period of Indian Renaissance’ is a salient episode during the struggle for India’s independence. It witnessed a drastic increase in reformation activities. Although many sections in the society needed immediate attention, the womenfolk couldn’t ever have required more instantaneous heed. During the 19th century in India, the social state of woman had deteriorated to the most deplorable level where they...

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Radhashtami

The festival of Radhashtami is celebrated with great pomp and show on the eighth day of the bright fortnight (shukla paksha ashtami) during the month of Bhadra (August – September). It is a very significant and auspicious festival for the devotees. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Radharani. Srimati Radharani is the mother of the entire universe and on the auspicious day of Radhashtami, the devotees pray to her to bless them with Krishna-prema. Radhashtami...

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