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Pongal is one of the most traditional festivals of South India. This Harvest festival has still not lost its original flavour in rural areas where it continues to be celebrated with the same gusto and enthusiasm as it was in the past... more>>

Karthigai Deepam : The festival of lights

Karthigai Deepam is celebrated in the Tamil month of Karthigai (November - December). Not many of us are aware that it is one of the oldest festivals celebrated in the State perhaps even before people began celebrating...more>>

Celebrating Id

The first day of " Shawwaal" is called Id-ul-Fitr, a day of great rejoicing for all Muslims. As a token of thanksgiving to Allah, alms are distributed amongst the poor and needy. more>>

Easter around the world

Easter is the celebration of springtime. It is celebrated to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is believed that the name Easter comes from "Eastre," the Godess of fertility. more>>


Diwali Message from Uma Padmanabhan, TV anchor and artiste . Diwali for her is special because she is going to buy the first Sari for her daughter who has turned nineteen. She will also take some time off from her busy schedule to go night shopping with a couple of friends. more>>

Onam and the modern youth

On the occasion of Onam, a reader writes in. "Onam means celebration of unity. But we are not interested. more>>

Thus spake royalty...

Who hasn`t heard of the Mohini Attam dancer Ms. Gopika Varma?The artiste par excellence who started learning Mohiniattam at the age of 10. more>>

Michelle`s priceless resolutions

Come New Year and you get bitten by the resolutions bug - the one that prompts you to bring pen to paper and list out a whole lot of things that you would like to change in your life. more>>

Diwali resolution

Have you made yours? Or do you believe in saving them all up for the New Year? Remember, there is plenty you can do at Diwali. more>>


What is Vijayadasami all about?Legend says this day signifies Lord Rama`s victory over Ravana. It was this day that the mighty battle ended with the death of Ravana. more>>

Varalakshmi pooja

It is a festival to revere the Goddess Lakshmi. This pooja is observed on the last Friday of the Tamil month of Adi. more>>


The Hindu New Year is not celebrated on the first of January. more>>

Ring in the new year

Woven into the rich cultural tapestry of this great country, are a host of customs and traditions. The Hindu New Year too, is no exception. more>>

Holi - day

The tender green leaves on the trees, flowers in the garden and the sweet calls of the cuckoo mark the advent of a new season that is Spring. more>>

Celebrating the new life-Easter

The last week of Lent-the Holy Week, begins with the observance of Palm Sunday, which commemorates the triumphant journey of Christ into Jerusalem .... more>>

Symbolism of Shivaratri

Shivaratri or the night of Shiva is related to the moon rather than the sun. The moon is symbolic of the human mind. more>>

Mahashivaratri at Prashanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi

Shivaratri is an auspicious night observed on the fourteenth night of the dark half of the moon. more>>

Mahashivaratri in Kerala

Mahashivaratri is essentially a religious festival unlike Onam and Thiruvathira. more>>

The Hanukkah tradition

Hanukkah means "Dedication," and the anniversary of this rededication of the Temple is marked with the lighting, each night, of the Menorah. more>>

The origin of "The twelve days of Christmas"

Most of us have heard the popular Christmas song - "On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me.." and it goes on until the 12th day. more>>

Christmas jokes

Gleaned from the Net and recommended for circulation, these jokes are "seasonal" and pure fun. Laugh. In the spirit of Christmas. Have fun at your Christmas party! more>>

Here`s more

The word `Christmas` comes from the words `Cristes maesse`, or "Christ`s Mass". Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus for followers of the Christian religion. more>>

Christmas fun

Do-it-yourself ornaments for very young children. more>>

Santa `s story

Through the ages, Santa Claus has been called by several different names. There are so many stories about Santa and his origin that it is difficult to say which is the oldest or most authentic. more>>

10 dainty steps to a glorious Christmas Tree

We`ve made a point all month long. Christmas ..and all other festivals are each unique and special in their many different ways. But are common to all those who celebrate life. more>>

8 Helpful hints for X`mas

Once the tree is in place and is decorated with gifts around it, watering it is a messy job. Use ice cubes instead of water. It won`t hurt the tree or wet the gifts. more>>

Id Mubarak

Ramzan. The Holy month. Id. The celebration of penance and charity. Let us take a look at what this great festival means. Literally, symbolically and spiritually. more>>

Christmas tree ornaments - make your own Angel

Simple and quick, fun to do. Ideal family activity. more>>

Christmas .. just getting together

You have a star all lit up on your front balcony. Your drawing room is topsy- turvy. A casuarina branch, unwieldy and dropping needles, occupies most of the floor space. more>>

An emerging pattern

Festivals. In these "modern" times, what do they really mean? Shopping? Fun? Holidays? Or is there more to it than neon lights and clinking cash registers? more>>


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