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  • Paryushana 2017: All you need to know about the Jain festival of forgiveness

    Paryushana is an eight day Jain festival of reflection and seeking forgiveness for one’s sins. Jainism has two main sects, Svetambara and Digambara. Svetambaras refer the festival as Paryushana which is celebrated for eight days while Digambaras refer it as Daslakshana celebrated for ten days. The festival concludes with the celebration of Kshamavani i.e. forgiveness day. In 2017, the annual festival begins on August 18 and concludes on August 25.

  • Parsi New Year 2017: Wishes, Images, Quotes to share on WhatsApp, Facebook

    Parsi New Year, also known as Pateti and Jamshedi Navroz is Iranian and Persian New Year. The literal meaning of ‘Navroz’ is ‘new day’ and is the first day of the Persian year. In other parts of the world, ‘Navroj’ is pronounced as ‘Nowruj’ or Nooruj’. In India, the Parsi community, follower of Zoroastrianism, celebrate the festival with full enthusiasm. The origin of the festival dates back to 3,000 years and was started by

  • Parsi New Year 2017: Significance and all you need to know

    The largest minority community, not only in India but also in the world, Parsis, are all set to celebrate their new year on Wednesday, August 17. Pateti is celebrated on the eve of Parsi New Year. The vibrant festival began 3,000 years back by the mighty emperor Jamshed, who introduced the new calendar in Persia. Hence, Pateti is also known as Jamshedi Navroz or Navroz. The festival is celebrated by people in Middle-East, USA and

  • 3 superstars whom India will probably accept as Prime Minister

    Change is the only constant! Bollywood and politics are the two industries, both full with drama. We all know that there are celebrities who turned chose to leave the glamorous world behind and join politics. The shift from on-screen roles to life in public service has been marked by several celebrities. Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, we imagine three Bollywood superstars whom India will probably accept as the next Prime Minister.

  • India shares Independence Day with these 5 countries

    August 15, 1947, marks the Independence Day of India, world’s largest democracy. The day commemorates the birth of the democratic nation. This is the day when India got freedom from the British Raj. On August 15, 1947, the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru proudly unfurled the Indian flag at the Red Fort in Delhi. Today, Independence Day is considered as a national festival and regardless of religion, class, race, and

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2017: Wishes and greetings to share on SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp

    ouKrishna Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami or Krishna Jayanti marks the birthday of Lord Krishna. Lord Vishnu’s eighth and powerful incarnation took birth on earth. He was born to Princess Devaki and Vasudeva but was raised by Yashoda and Nanda. Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan of the dark fortnight. The day is celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm around the globe.

  • Krishna Janmashtami 2017: Significance, tithi and all you need to know

    Krishna Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth and the most powerful incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The day falls on the eighth day (Ashtami) of Hindu month Bhadrapada. The day is also called as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami and Ashtami Rohini. Dahi Handi is celebrated on the second day of Janmashtami. In 2017, Krishna Janmashtami falls on August 14 and Dahi Handi will be celebrated on August 15.

  • 10 interesting facts about India’s Independence Day that will surprise you

    The 71st Independence Day of India is around the corner and the nation is all set for celebrations. India gained independence from the British Raj on August 15, 1947, making it an important day in the history. India is truly a secular and diverse country with different religions, languages, caste, and creed living in a harmony. We all have read our freedom fighters’ struggle and sacrifice for freedom. But that are several interesting facts

  • 10 quotes by Lord Krishna that will change the way you look at life

    Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnations of Lord Vishnu, represents love, wisdom, and intellect. The sacred knowledge which he gave to Arjun on the battlefield of Kurukshetra when he was reluctant to kill his own kin, is today known as Bhagavad Gita. The 700 verses of the Bhagwad Gita comprises of a huge knowledge of seas and still applies even today’s day and age. Here are 10 quotes by Lord Krishna that will completely change

  • Independence Day 2017: 10 quotes by freedom fighters that are relevant even today

    August 15, 2017, marks 71 years of Indian independence. India gained independence from the British Raj on August 15, 1947, making it one of the important days in Indian history. Our freedom fighters fought really hard with immense courage and sacrificed everything. On the occasion here’s a collection of quotes by Indian freedom fighters to share on SMSes, WhatsApp and Facebook with your near and dear ones.

  • Quit India Movement: All you need to know in 10 points

    The Quit India Movement also known as India August Movement or Bharat Chodo Andolan was launched at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) by Mahatma Gandhi on August 8, 1948. The protest was initiated to demand an end to the British rule in India. Since the movement was held in August it is also known as August Kranti or August Movement. The movement was started on August 9,