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India is one of the oldest civilisations in the world with a rich cultural heritage. India is the seventh largest country (2.42%) in the world. This is the largest democracy in the world and occupies a strategic position in Asia.

Indian Festival of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Celebrating the 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas.

Indian Festival of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidas (1377-1527 CE) was a north Indian mystic poet-saint of the bhakti movement, social reformer and a spiritual figure. The life details of Ravidas are uncertain and contested. Most scholars believe he was born into a low caste family who were regarded as untouchables. As per Hindu calendar Guru Ravidas was born on Magha Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh. Accordingly, 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas is celebrated as Guru Ravidas Jayanti on February 22, 2016.

Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami

According to Bengali Panjika, February 13, 2016 marks Saraswati Puja.

Indian Festival of Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami

As per Hindu Calendar Vasant Panchami is observed during Shukla Paksha Panchami (the fifth day) of Magha lunar month. In my native state of West Bengal, Vasant Panchami is celebrated as Saraswati Puja. According to Bengali Panjika, February 13, 2016 marks Saraswati Puja.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2016

Swami Vivekananda's speeches at the Parliament of World's Religions, Chicago, 1893.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes and Chicago Speeches

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda according to Hindu Lunar Calendar. According to Gregorian Calendar, Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863. However, according to Hindu calendar, his birthday falls on the Paush Krishna Saptami, the 7th day after the full moon day in the Hindu month of Paush. Therefore the date varies from year to year. The date of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as per Hindu Lunar Calendar is on January 31, 2016. It is the 153rd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Martyrs’ Day in India

Observe with due solemnity and pay homage to martyrs.

Martyrs Day in India

Martyrs’ Day in India, is observed at the national level on January 30, the anniversary of the assassination of the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, in 1948. The Nation pays homage to the Mahatma and other martyrs who gave their lives in the struggle for India’s freedom on January 30 every year.

Beating the Retreat Ceremony

The ceremony on January 29 ends Republic Day celebrations.

Beating the Retreat Ceremony

The Beating the Retreat Ceremony is conducted in the capital city of Delhi in India on the evening of January 29, the third day after the Republic Day, and marks the culmination of the Republic Day festivities. The annual musical extravaganza is performed by the bands of the three wings of the military, the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. The venue is the imposing Vijay Chowk square at the foot of the Raisina Hill on which the British-built Rashtrapati Bhawan stands.

Republic Day of India 2016

Wishing you all a very Happy Republic Day of India 2016.

Republic Day of India

Today, India celebrates 67th Republic Day. The Republic Day parade is held every year in New Delhi, and makes the celebration even more beautiful and entertaining. In India, Republic Day commemorates the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on January 26, 1950.

Timeless Inspirational Quotes of Subhas Chandra Bose

The nation salutes Netaji on the occasion of 119th Birth Anniversary.

Subhas Chandra Bose Quotes

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (January 23, 1897 – unconfirmed) was an Indian revolutionary who led an Indian national political and military force against Britain and the Western powers during World War II. He was one of the most prominent leaders who struggled for India’s Independence from British rule, and is a legendary figure in India today. He was famously known as Netaji. To celebrate 119th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, we have compiled ten of his timeless inspirational quotes designed by GoldenTwine Graphic.

Indian Festival of Trailanga Swami Jayanti

Celebrating the 409th Birth Anniversary of Shri Trailanga Swami.

Indian Festival of Trailanga Swami Jayanti

Trailanga Swami (reportedly 1607 – December 26, 1887 CE) was a great Hindu yogi and mystic famed for his spiritual powers. For most of his life he stayed in Varanasi, India. He is regarded by devotees as an incarnation of Shiva. Swami Ramakrishna referred to him as The Walking Shiva of Varanasi. According to some accounts, he lived a very long life of around 280 years. Trailanga Swami was also known as Telang Swami and Tailang Swami.

Indian Festival of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Celebrating the 349th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.

Indian Festival of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a Sikh festival that commemorates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (December 22, 1666 – October 7, 1708 CE), the tenth Guru of Sikhism. It is a religious celebration in which prayers for prosperity are offered. Hundreds thousands of devotees and pilgrims throng Amritsar’s Golden Temple. Guru Gobind Singh is revered as The Tenth Nanak, Sarbans Dani (The merciful donor, who sacrificed his all), Mard Agamra (A Man without any parallels) and Shah-e-Shahenshah (The Emperor of Emperors).

Indian Festival of Makar Sankranti

Celebrating the spirit of Sankranti, the festival of harvest.

Indian Festival of Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is a Hindu harvest festival celebrated in almost all parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh in many cultural forms. It falls on the Magh month of the Hindu Solar Calendar. It is celebrated on January 15 in 2016. On this day the Sun returns to the Northern Hemisphere and passes from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn (Makara). The name of the festival literally means the movement of Sun into Capricorn. Sankranti marks the termination of winter season and beginning of a new harvest or spring season.