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The Single Largest Peaceful Gathering In Human History!

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On 15 February 2013, around 30 million people gathered to bathe in the holy Ganges River in Allahabad, India. It was the most auspicious day, Mauni Amavasya Snan, of the 2013 festival the Kumbh Mela. There Are 4 Versions Of The Kumbh Mela The mela takes place once every 3 years at one of 4 places – Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik. …

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Why Is Thai Pongal Celebrated?

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Why Is Thai Pongal Celebrated? Thai Pongal, or Pongal, is celebrated January 13 to 16 to celebrate the end of the harvest season. It is a harvest festival. The word ‘Thai’ in the title does not refer to the country Thailand or Thai people, but to the Tamil name for the last month of the year. The second day of …

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Why Is Holi Celebrated?

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Why Is Holi Celebrated? Holi, the Hindu festival of colours has been growing increasingly popular amongst Asians and non-Asians alike, all around the world. But why is Holi celebrated? And how is it celebrated? Why Holi Is Celebrated Holi starts with a bonfire night, on the evening before Holi itself. This goes back to the story of Vishnu’s Narasimha avatar. Narasimha …

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