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Mahalaya Ends On October 14, Marks Beginning Of Navratri

The Hindu calendar welcomes Mahalaya on October 14 which marks the completion of Pitru Paksha and the onset of Devi Paksha. The glorious nights praising the Goddess start with the Mahalaya, the no-moon day (Amavasya) falling in the lunar month of Ashwin. With the end of Mahalaya, people will embark on the festivities mood. Navratri would thus commence on October 15 and extend till Dusshera, October 24.

Fri, 13 Oct 2023 - 04:48 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Mahalaya, Navratri, Indian Festival, Pitar paksh, Art and Culture, INDIANS

Yogi Adityanath

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath Issues Statement On Gyanvapi Mosque Row

Amid the ongoing issue of the Gyanvapi Mosque Row, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath finally broke his silence and issued a statement. On July 31, CM Adityanath said, "If it's a mosque, what is Trishul doing inside Gyanvapi?" He cited that there is ample amount of evidences, proving the presence of Hindu ancients and Sanatan culture at Gyanvapi Mosque. Notably, the survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque is on hold.

Mon, 31 Jul 2023 - 12:57 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Gyanvapi Mosque, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Hindu Ancients, Survey, Art and Culture

Courtesy: Zee News India

Dol Utsav

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West Bengal Celebrates Dol Utsav Through Cultural Programs

The people of West Bengal celebrated the festival of colors, predominantly known as 'Dol Utsav' in the state. Meanwhile, the people begin the day singing and dancing on the famous Tagore song "Ore Grihabasi, khol dwar khol laglo je dol…. (O home dweller, open the door, the Dol festival is here)." The festival of colors is celebrated across India by playing "gulaal" or powder color on each other.  

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 - 07:15 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: West Bengal, Dol Utsav, Art and Culture, Dol Jatra, holi

Courtesy: ANI

'Bhairon Jhanki' Festival

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People Celebrate 'Bhairon Jhanki' Festival Ahead Of Holi In J&K's Rajour

Following the decades-old tradition, people of Rajouri celebrated the 'Bhairon Jhanki' Festival in J&K, ahead of Holi. The festival lasts for eight days, where a person plays the role of Bhairon Baba, as a part of Jhanki. However, people believe that celebrating this festival will keep you away from disease and fear. "Since the festival has started, this place has not witnessed a drought," a local resident said.

Sun, 13 Mar 2022 - 09:42 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Bhairon Jhanki, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajouri, holi, Art and Culture

Courtesy: ANI

Artist Paris Mohan Kumar

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UNESCO Honours Indian Artist Paris Mohan Kumar

UNESCO honored artist Paris Mohan Kumar whose artistic work depicts and highlights women, tribal communities, and nature. On February 2, he inaugurated an exhibition of his work which showed vivid colors and paintings inspired by real-life, at David Hall in Kochi. He works for humankind, farmers who are exploited by landowners in Kerala. "But no one prays for nature, for the forests, for the deer or the tiger," says Kumar.

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 - 07:28 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Paris Mohan Kumar, Women, artwork, Art and Culture, UNESCO

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Sunaina Anand- Art Alive Gallery

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Art Alive Gallery In Delhi Celebrates 20 Years; Check Details Here

As per sources, The Delhi Gallery is all set to cross 20 year-mark soon. When the idea of the gallery was conceptualised in the late ’90s, the art market was still new and there was a handful of galleries, said the director, Sunaina Anand. During the initial years, it included works of artists like Arpana Caur and Riyas Komu. Notably, Sunaina recently released the publication 20th Century Indian Art.

Wed, 09 Feb 2022 - 04:23 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: Art and Culture, art alive gallery, Delhi, art exhibitions, 20 years

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Tuma Craft

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Chhattisgarh's Tuma Crafts Artisans Put Art To Gourd Use

Chhattisgarh's Tuma crafts market has slowed down due to Pandemic and many artisans are putting art to gourd use. Artisans like Meeta Raheja, Sunil Vishwakarma, and Jugri Kashyap are making dangling lanterns, toys, and learning crafts from the organization. "We are now focusing on creating online platforms to promote and sell tuma crafts,” says Vishwakarma. However, in the last few years, tuma craft demand has highly increased in the nation… read-more

Sun, 06 Feb 2022 - 09:27 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Chhattisgarh, Art and Culture, Tuma Crafts, Artisans, tribal

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Australia To Build Landmark Centre Of Historical Importance Worth $228 Million

After years of conflict, Ngurra will be built on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. It will include a national resting place for indigenous remains and a new home for the government-backed body, AIATSIS. Ngurra will encompass Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, the High Court, the National Gallery of Australia, and the National Portrait Gallery. Notably, the project received a mixed… read-more

Fri, 04 Feb 2022 - 03:50 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: Art and Culture, Australia, cultural site, construction, Heritage

Courtesy: The Art Newspaper

Spituk Gustor Festival

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Annual Spituk Gustor Festival 2022 Begins In Ladakh

The annual celebrations of Ladakh festival Spituk Gustor have commenced in the state, on January 30. To witness the colorful festivities, devotees arrive at the Spituk Monastery every year and attend the colorful mask dance locally called "Chams". Spituk monastery is 8 km from Leh. The two-day festival brings out peace, harmony, and prosperity in society. However, local people believe that after this festival, weather will… read-more

Mon, 31 Jan 2022 - 03:34 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Spituk Gustor Festival, Ladakh, Union Territory, Art and Culture, Traditional Heritage

Courtesy: ANI

Mahatma Gandhi Mural

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Amit Shah Unveils Mahatma Gandhi's Mural Made From Kulhad Cups:Ahemadabad

On the occasion of Martyrs Day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled Mahatma Gandhi's mural, at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad. The mural measuring 100 square meters, commissioned by the KVIC, is made from 2,975 clay kulhads by 75 potters. Union Minister Narayan Rane and Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel also attended the event. Notably, it is created by arranging kulhads on an aluminum sheet to form the Mahatma's visage.


Sun, 30 Jan 2022 - 02:26 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi Mural, Martyrs Day, Home Minister Amit Shah, Art and Culture

Courtesy: India Today