Odisha Celebrates 'Lanka Podi Jatra' Festival; Streets Brighten Up
Residents of Odisha took to the streets to mark the end of the 12-day 'Lanka Podi Jatra' festival on April 20. Several events from the 'Ramayana' are enacted every year, as a part of the celebrations. A local said that he loves how the celebrants dance and sing during the festivities. He also stressed on the significance of the celebrations, noting that the 'Lanka Podi Jatra' is a centuries-old festival.
Tags: celebrations, crowd, Indian Festivals, festivities, Odisha
Groundnut Festival Begins In Bengaluru; Visitors Wish For More Stalls
Kadalekai Parishe, also known as groundnut festival started in Bengaluru's Basavanagudi on November 29. It is a three-day festival which is celebrated to welcome the first yield of the groundnut crop. Furthermore, a BBMP official stated that it was important to maintain proper decorum with regards to Covid-19. Jaya, a visitor said, "I can see all the COVID-19 norms are being followed here. However, the festival has changed with time".
Tags: bengaluru, Indian Festivals, cultural festival, nuts, Karnataka
Sparkling Starfield: NASA’s Post On 'Diwali From Space' Dazzles Everyone
For Diwali, India lighted up in a magnificent blaze of light and color, with photographs of the festivities hitting social media sites. Many Indians were looking forward to NASA's image of the country from space. They finally got a peek of the Hubble Space Telescope's spectacular "sparkling starfield." "It contains a densely-packed collection of… read-more
Tags: Diwali, India, NASA, hubble space telescope, Indian Festivals
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Hasanamba Festival Begins, To Go On Till Nov 6: Karnataka
The annual Hasanamba festival at the Hasanamba Temple in Karnataka's Hassan started on October 29. The festival is likely to go on till November 6, 2021. Reportedly, only elected representatives and officers were allowed to enter the temple on the first day due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, devotees are allowed to enter everyday, except the last day. Besides, the temple gates opened in the presence of officials.
Tags: Karnataka, celebrations, Indian Festivals, India, temple
Dabur's 'Karwa Chauth' Ad Featuring Same-Sex Couple Goes Viral
Dabur's new advertisement has created a buzz on the internet as it features same-sex couples celebrating their first Karwa Chauth, aiming to promote inclusivity. The video portrays two women, where one is seen bleaching her face while discussing the importance of the festival. At the end of the video, the duo faces each other with the sieve in their hands. However, the ad received mixed reactions from the public.
Tags: Dabur, India, Advertisment, Indian Festivals, Entertainment
Courtesy: India Today
Government Employees Can Now Avail Interest Free Credit of Rs 10,000
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam announced that central government employees can avail an interest-free festival advance worth Rs 10,000. The advance money will increase consumer spending and help in balancing the economy, she added. She further mentioned that the total expenditure of the scheme is Rs 4,000 crores. Reportedly, the advances will be given as a pre-paid Rupay card and the employees have to repay the advance in 10 instalments.… read-more
Tags: Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP, FINANCE MINISTRY, Indian Festivals
Courtesy: Live MInt
India's First Corporate Train 'Tejas' To Restart From October 17
IRCTC is set to restart operations of corporate train 'Tejas' from October 17 citing the influx of travellers during the upcoming festive season. The train will be back on tracks after a hiatus of seven months and operate between Lucknow - New Delhi and Ahmedabad - Mumbai. All the COVID-19 safety measures will be in place. Every alternate seat will be kept vacant and thermal screening of passengers will be mandatory.
Tags: Indian Railways, train, Diwali, Indian Festivals
Courtesy: Live MInt
Government Cancelled Navratri Celebrations in Gujarat, Due to Corona
Gujarat CM, Vijay Rupani, has cancelled the government sponsored Navratri celebrations which used to take place in Ahmedabad's GMDC Grounds. According to the government's statement, the decision was made keeping the public safety in mind, due to pandemic. The COVID Centre's guidelines allows a gathering of only 100 people at one place. The Navratri festival was attended by PM Narendra Modi, last year, and is described as the 'world's longest… read-more
Tags: Gujarat, Indian Festivals, Vijay Rupani, Narendra Modi
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Karnataka: Dussehra to be Celebrated with Restrictions this Year
Karnataka government has decided to celebrate Dussehra in a simple manner this year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The government has allotted Rs 10 crore for the celebrations, and the 'Jamboo Savari' will only take place in the palace premises. Kannada and Culture Minister, C T Ravi, said that they will invite five COVID warriors to inaugurate the festival. Reportedly, other events including Yuva Dasara will be cancelled.
Tags: Karnataka, Coronavirus, celebrations, Indian Festivals
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Only 19% Indians Open to Travelling During Upcoming Festive Season, Says Survey
LocalCircles, a community social media platform conducted a survey about people’s travel preferences post Covid-19, during the upcoming festive season. It has been revealed that only 19% of Indians are open to traveling in the period of October-December. The survey was conducted on 25,000 people across 239 districts. Also, those willing to travel in this period would prefer to do the bookings close to the travel dates, the survey found.
Tags: Travel, Indian Festivals, Festive Season, Commuters
Courtesy: Hindustan Times