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Celebrating 66th Republic Day ~ गणतन्त्र दिवस ~ Jai Hind

REPUBLICDAY

Happy Republic Day 2015! India is celebrating the 66th Republic Day – the commemoration of a historic moment when India’s constitution came into being on 26 January 1950, an even that completed the country’s long-sought transition toward becoming an independent republic nation. The iconic moment, that replaced the Government of India Act (1935) as the […]

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Christmas

Christmas

Christmas, Is all about celebrating  the  birth  of Jesus , and  to spend  some  quality time with your family and have fun. In modern days its also tells us about sharing. Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around […]

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Coconut (Telugu: కొబ్బరి కాయ | Hindi: नारियल | Tamil: தேங்காய் | Marathi: नारळ | Kannada: ತೆಂಗಿನಕಾಯಿ)

coconut

The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. The name coconut is derived from 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish coco, meaning “head” or “skull“, from the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features. Coconut tree is a plant […]

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Sabarimala (Malayalam: ശബരിമല | Kannada: ಶಬರಿಮಲೆ | Tamil: சபரிமலை | Telugu: శబరిమల | Hindi: सबरिमलय)

Ayyappa

Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage center located in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala. It is one of the largest annual pilgrimages in the world. Sabarimala Temple is believed to be the place where lord Ayappan meditated after killing the demon Mahishi. Sabarimala temple goes by Ayyappan’s temple […]

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Children’s Day in India (Hindi: बाल दिवस, Telugu: బాలల దినోత్సవం)

chacha-nehru

Children’s Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally. In India, Children’s Day is celebrated on 14 November, the birthday of the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) by the kids, emphasized the importance of giving love and […]

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Muharram

Muharram

•    Muharram (Arabic: المحرّم) is the first month of the Islamic calendar. •    The word “Muharram” means “Forbidden” and is derived from the word harām, meaning “sinful”. •    Muharram is one of the four sacred Months out of twelve. The other being ZiQad, ZilHajj and Rajab. •    These four months have been sacred since the […]

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Apple (Hindi: सेब | Telugu: కాశ్మీర ఫలము / సీమ రేగు | Tamil: ஆப்பிள் பழம்)

apple_desibantu

The apple tree originated in Central Asia. The scientific name of apple is Aplicus Rosacea. Apples come from the Rose family, Rosacea, that’s why they have a rosy aroma! It is believed that the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” originated in Wales in the 19th century. There are over 8000 varieties of […]

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Eid al-Adha (Bakrid) عيد الأضحى

Bakrid (2)

Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id), is also known as Eid al-Adha or Id-ul-Adha, is celebrated by Muslims across the world. They offer special prayers or ‘Dua’ for the peace and prosperity of all Muslims which is followed by sacrifice. The meaning of this festival is “Festival of Sacrifice”. The Islamic calendar is based on observations of the moon […]

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Diwali / Deepawali (Hindi: दिवाली | Telugu: దీపావళి | Tamil: தீபாவளி | Bengali: দীপাবলী | Gujarati: દિવાળી | Marathi: दिवाळी | Kannada: ದೀಪಾವಳಿ)

diwali_desibantu

Diwali or Deepavali, the ‘festival of light’ signifies the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. India, being a diverse multi-cultural country, has varied interpretations of Diwali. Though the history, rituals and deities may vary as we move across the country, but the essence of the festival remains the same. […]

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Dasara (Devnagari: नवरात्रि, Telugu: విజయదశమి, Bengali: দুর্গা পূজা, Gujarati: નવરાત્રી, Oriya: ନର୍ଵାର୍ତୀ, Kannada: ನವರಾತ್ರಿ, Assamese: নৱৰাত্রি, Marathi: नवरात्री, Punjabi: ਨਰਾਤੇ, Kashmiri: نَورات/ नवरात, Tamil: நவராத்திரி, Malayalam: നവരാത്രി)

Durga Devi

Dasara: is also known as Vijaya Dashami, Dashahara, Dussehra, Navaratri, Durgotdsav. It is one of the biggest festival that is celebrated by all Hindu communities across India. It is a 9 or 10 day festival, where Goddess Durga the Shakti is worshipped. Dasara is celebrated on the tenth day of the month of Ashwin ( […]

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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal4

The Taj Mahal is a famous mausoleum located in Agra, India.   Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor ShahJahan in the loving memory of his Beautiful wife Mumtaj.  The name Taj Mahal means “crown of palaces”. The Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. […]

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Engineer’s Day (ఇంజనీర్స్ డే)

Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

In remembrance of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, the most outstanding Engineer, the Engineering fraternity of India celebrates “Engineer’s Day” every year on 15th of September. Every year the celebration of the Engineer’s Day revolves around a central theme that is notified to all states and local centers. “Making Indian Engineering World-class” is theme of Engineers Day […]

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Teachers Day (టీచర్స్ డే )

Sarvepalli-Radhakrishnan

1.Teachers Day is celebrated as Guru Divas in India on September 5 every year since 1962 to commemorate Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday but International Teachers Day is celebrated in a majority of countries on October 5 every year. 2.India has been celebrating Teacher’s Day on 5th September, since 1962. The day commemorates the birthday of Dr […]

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Peacocks (Peafowl)

Peacock-peafowl-desibantu

Peafowl are two Asiatic and one African species of flying bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae, best known for the male’s extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers, which it displays as part of courtship. The species in general or collectively are referred to as peafowl. Although most people call the species peacocks, […]

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Honey bee

bees-honeycomb-island-desibantu

Honey is a sweet food made by bees using nectar they collect from flowering trees and plants. Honey bees transform nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation. They store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. There are many types, colors and flavors of honey, depending upon […]

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Chennai Egmore (சென்னை எழும்பூர்) railway station, Chennai, India

Chennai_Egmore_facade_panorama

Chennai Egmore (formerly known as Madras Egmore) is a railway station in Egmore, Chennai (Madras), South India. The station acts as the arrival and departure point for trains connecting Chennai and southern, central Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This station is known in Tamil as Ezhumbur. The station was actually a fort, called the Egmore Redo, […]

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Moon

moon-desibantu

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth, and the 5th largest satellite in the Solar System. And called Luna by the Romans, Selene and Artemis by the Greeks, and many other names in other mythologies. The Moon is estimated to be born 4.5 billion years ago when a large object hit the […]

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Chess

chess-2-desibantu

Chess is believed to have originated in northwest India during the Gupta empire, where its early form in the 6th century was known as chaturaṅga (Sanskrit: 4 divisions [of the military] – 1. infantry, 2. cavalry, 3. elephants, and 4. chariotry, represented by the pieces that would evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and […]

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Egg

egg-desibantu

Eggs are laid by females of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell, albumen (egg white), and vitellus (egg yolk), contained within various thin membranes. Popular choices for egg consumption are chicken, duck, quail, roe, and caviar, but the egg most often consumed by […]

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