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India is one of the popular tourist destinations in Asia. Bounded by the Himalayan ranges in the north, and surrounded on three sides by water (the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean), with a long history and diverse culture, India offers a wide array of places to see and things to do. In 2004, foreign tourists visiting India spent US$ 15.4 billion – the ninth highest in the world. India is also ranked among the top 3 adventure tourism destinations.

Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das Jayanti 2017

Remembering the friend of the nation and the political mentor of netaji Subhas Bose.

Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das Jayanti 2017

Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das (November 5, 1870 – June 16, 1925), popularly known as CR Das, was a leading Indian politician, a prominent lawyer (Barrister), a major activist of the Anushilan Samiti, a non-violence nationalist of the Indian Independence Movement, a poet, and founder-leader of the Swaraj (Self Rule) Party in Bengal during British occupation in India. He was affectionately called Deshbandhu (Friend of the Nation). He was born in Calcutta on November 5, 1870.He passed away in Darjeeling on June 16, 1925 with a severe fever. Mahatma Gandhi led his public funeral procession.

Sardar Patel Jayanti and National Unity Day 2017

Ten motivational thoughts and inspirational quotes of Sardar Patel.

Sardar Patel Jayanti and National Unity Day 2017

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (October 31, 1875 – December 15, 1950) was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. A commemoration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, held annually on his birthday, October 31, known as the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, was introduced by the government of India in 2014. Sardar Patel unified the country. We have compiled ten motivational thoughts and inspirational quotes by Sardar Patel designed by GoldenTwine Creative – Graphic Quote Art Design.

Indian Festival of Bhai Dooj 2017

Bhai dooj and bhai phonta celebrate the bond between a brother and sister.

Indian Festival of Bhai Dooj 2017

Bhai Dooj is a festival celebrated by Hindus of India and Nepal. It is also known as, Bhai Phonta in Bengal, Bhai Bij or Bhau Beej in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka, Bhai Tika in Nepal. Diwali is a five-day festivity. The celebrations begin with Dhanteras and conclude with Bhai Dooj. The festival symbolizes the beautiful bond of a brother and sister. On this day, sisters pray for a happy and prosperous life and good health of their brothers, while brothers vow to protect the sisters.

Indian Festival of Diwali 2017

Lakshmi puja to Kali puja, different traditions are followed during diwali.

Indian Festival of Diwali 2017

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. The festival falls on Amavasya Tithi (new moon day), in the month of Kartik according to the traditional Hindu calendar. Diwali 2017 is celebrated on October 19. Diwali is the five days festivity period which begins on Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiya Dooj.

Indian Festival of Kali Puja 2017

Goddess Kali symbolizes strength, seen as divine protector, and bestows liberation.

Indian Festival of Kali Puja 2017

Kali Puja, also known as Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja, is a Hindu festival dedicated to the goddess Kali, and celebrated especially in West Bengal, Odisha, and Assam. The festival falls on Amavasya Tithi (new moon day), in the month of Kartik according to the traditional Hindu calendar. Kali Puja 2017 is celebrated on October 19. Goddess Kali symbolizes shakti (strength), seen as divine protector, and bestows moksha (liberation). Goddess Kali is worshiped in the late night. It is believed that she will destroy all evils in human beings and outside world.

Indian Festival of Dhanteras 2017

Dhantrayodashi marks the beginning of five day festivities of diwali.

Indian Festival of Dhanteras 2017

Dhanteras also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanwantri Jayanti is revered by Hindus across the world as a festival of health, wealth, and prosperity. It also marks the beginning of five day festivities of Diwali, which is celebrated to honour the home coming of lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. The Hindu festival falls on the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) Trayodashi (thirteenth day after full moon), in the month of Kartik according to the traditional Hindu calendar. This year Dhanteras falls on October 17, 2017.