December 25, 2012

Kankaria Carnival Images

Kankariya Carnival Schedule 2012

Ahmedabad, 22 December 2012
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation today announced a schedule of Kankaria carnival 2012. Given below is the schedule.
25 December, Tuesday
10.00 am
Fine arts students and painters will paing various wall paintings across the city to depict the traditional culture.
-Parimal garden underpass wall
-Gujarat Vidyapith, Ashram road
-Akashvani, Ashram road
-Income tax office, Ashramr oad
-Sardar Patel bhavan, AMC office, Danapith
-Kankaria lake front, football ground, zoo
-Doordarshan tower, satellite
10.00 am
Kids from slum areas and from Municipal schools will exhibit Rangoli at Kankaria lake
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Citizens to exhibit bonsai trees and decorative flowers over a plot near Picnic house
3.00 pm
Kankaria carnival parade starting from Sanskar kendra and passing through Jamalpur, Behrampura, foot ball ground, vyayam vidyalay and Kankaria. Various youth groups, Lezim dance, folk dances etc
Kankaria carnival parade’s entry
4.00 to 5.00 pm
Free train ride for Municipal school children, orphanage and old age home people
7.00 pm
Chief Minister’s arrival
Cultural event and aatashbaji
26 December 2012
10 am to 6 pm:
Bonsai tree, decorative flowers exhibition
10 am to 12.30 pm
Skillorama by slum area and municipal school children
4 to 5 pm
Free train ride for blind children
Near extinct games
Rock group, cultural event, aatashbaji
27 December 2012
7 am
Laughing club
10 am
Essay competition
4 to 5 pm
Free ride of train for def and dumb children
4 to 5 pm
Near extinct games
5 pm
Skating by school children
Rock group, cultural events and aatashbaji
28 December 2012

10 am
Elocution competition
3 to 7 pm
Street smart show, live demonstration, spot response, game play, art and craft workshop
4 to 5 pm
Free train ride for Municipal school children and slum children
4 to 5 pm
Near extinct games to be played
Police band, rock grou, cultural events, aatashbaji
29 December 2011

10 am
Fancy dress competition
9 to 11 am
Senior citizens sports festival
Swimming competition
11 am to 1 pm
Senior citizens sports festival
Chess, table tennis etc
10 am
Fancy dress competition for slum area and municipal corporation school children
4 to 5 pm
Tricycle rally
Free ride of train for blind children
Near extinct games to be played
Rock group, cultural events, aatashbaji
30 December 2012
10 am
Drawing competition by municipal school children
2 pm Police dog show and police horse passing parade
4 to 5 pm
Free ride of train for Thalassemic children
4 to 5 pm
Near extinct games to be played
Rock group, cultural events, aatashbaji
31 December 2012
7 pm
Chief Minister’s arrival
Cultural events and aatashbaji

December 14, 2012

Kutch Rann Utsav 2012

Rann Utsav 2012 - 15th December, 2012 to 31st January, 2013

A plethora of varied hues, profusion of design, superfluity of culture, cornucopia of music and dance, all together in the arid lands of Kutch creates a mosaic of exquisiteness which reflects the identity and spirit of the region. Kutch, one of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse district of the state is a celebratory land of art, crafts, music, dance, people and nature. During the full moon night of the winters amid the awe-inspiring and contrasting landscape each year a three day festive extravaganza brimming with hospitality, vigor and traditional flavor of the area is hosted and known as the Kutch or Rann Mahotsav.

This month long carnival organized at the various locales within Kutch takes one around the natural grandiose while introducing the visitor to the indigenous cultural and ethnical flavor of the people. Semi parched Grasslands of the Banni hosts the most magnificent display of vernacular architecture as the exhibition platform for the varied range of arts and crafts of the region. While an array of folk music and dance performances organized in the shimmering moonlit landscape provides the most enchanting experience. The colorful fairs held near the beach or the banks of a lake swings one with the spirit of festivity, fervor and flamboyancy while the organized tour around Kutch is an ideal occasion to be part of the region and experience the zeal and uniqueness of the people through a celebration of life!

Kutch or Rann Mahotsav, a unique manifestation of varied cultural ethos of the region is known for the ethnic flavor and celebrative zest. This festival provides an exclusive opportunity to witness the creative ingenuity of the artisans and craftspeople, assorted array of folk music and performances, mixed representation of culture and communities, along with a vast diversity in ecology. All this and much more describe and define Kutch and the people.

The tourism authorities of Gujarat organize events in Kutch to showcase the rich culture of this district, one of the largest in India. This Mahotsava under the tutelage of Vibrant Gujarat has been a unique opportunity for people around the world to visit Kutch and experience the true flavor of the region.

November 27, 2012

Varanasi - Dev Diwali Celebration

Dev Deepavali is celebrated on the occasion of Kartik Poornima when the Ghats of Varanasi come alive with thousands of Diyas (earthen lamps). Dev Deepavali, celebrated on the fifteenth day of Diwali, is a tribute to river Ganga by the people of Varanasi. Dev Deepavali is held on the full moon day in the month of Kartik (also known as Kartik Purnima) and is observed with great fanfare and feasts. It is believed that on the day of Dev Deepavali, the Gods descend on Earth. It is interesting to note that the Kartik Purnima festival also coincides with the Jain light festival and Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Tulsi Vivah History

Tulsi Vivah is an important ritual performed in Kartik month in traditional Hindu calendar. Tulsi Vivah festival is the wedding of Tulsi plant to Lord Vishnu. In 2012, the date of Tulsi Vivah pooja on Ekadasi day is November 24. The puja is also performed on the day after Ekadasi on Karthika Shuddha Dwadashi (November 25). And Tulsi Vivah on Purnima is on November 28. Tulsi Vivah is performed by some communities on the Ekadasi day after Amavasi (new moon) in Kartik month and by some communities on the Dev Diwali day or the full moon day in Kartik Month. Each year devotees, organizations, and temples perform this ritual with all pomp and glory of a real wedding.

It must be noted her that the period beginning from Ekadasi (after Amavasi) in Kartik month to Purnima (the full moon day) in Kartik Month is considered auspicious for Tulsi Vivah. Majority of the people perform it on the Ekadasi day or on Purnima day. The ritual is also performed on the day after Ekadasi in many regions. Any day which falls between Prabodini Ekadasi and Kartik Purnima is considered auspicious to perform the puja.

Tulsi Vivah is an age-old tradition and is mentioned in the Padma Purana and other ancient scriptures. Tulsi, or the Holy Basil, is the sacred plant of the Hindus and symbolizes purity and is famous for its medicinal properties.

Legend has it that a king named Jalandhar got a boon that he will remain immortal as long as his wife Vrinda is chaste (Pati Vrat). This made King Jalandhar arrogant and he declared war on other kings, demi gods and started tormenting innocent people. Finally, the task of annihilating King Jalandhar fell on Lord Vishnu.

Lord Vishnu in the guise of Jalandhar approached Vrinda and she mistook him for her husband. They lived like husband and wife. Soon Jalandhar was killed in a battle. This made Vrinda furious and she cursed Vishnu and made him turn to Shaligram.

Lord Vishnu did not let Vrinda suffer for no fault of her. She was turned into a Tulsi plant and gave her the boon that she will find a place in all houses and she will be worshiped. Tulsi Vivah is performed to establish this divine relationship between Lord Vishnu and Vrinda.

The festival of Tulsi Vivah is also the precursor to the annual marriage season in North India. Performing it is considered highly auspicious and good for couples. Popular belief is that performing the wedding ceremony of marrying Tulsi to Vishnu considering her as their daughter is equal to performing Kanyadan.

Dev Diwali History

Dev Diwali is observed on the full moon day (Purnima) in the month of Kartik in a traditional Hindu calendar and is the Diwali of the Devas or Gods. Dev Diwali 2012 date is November 28 and it is an important festival in Gujarat and other parts of North India. Tulsi Vivah ritual comes to end on the day.

Please note that in some regions Dev Diwali is observed on the first day of Margashirsh month especially in Maharashtra.

Dev Diwali also marks the end of the Diwali celebrations. An important ritual on the day is the lighting of Diyas (lamps) after the sighting of the moon.

Legend has it that Lord Vishnu returned to Vaikunta, his abode, on this day after the Vamana incarnation and visiting King Bali.

Another legend has it that Lord Shiva killed three demons, who spreading Adharma and killing innocent people, and destroyed the three cities built by the demons on Dev Diwali day. Therefore the day is also known as Tripurari Purnima.

This festival is dedicated to River Ganga and devotees pay their tribute to Ganga Mata. It is believed that on Dev Deepavali, Gods descend on Earth.

During Dev Diwali, a cultural festival called ‘Ganga Mahotsav is celebrated in Varanasi. Prabodhini Ekadashi is the important day in these celebrations. Large number of people throngs to Dasaswamedh Ghat to witness the event.

Kartik Snan and Deepdaan are main rituals performed during Dev Diwali. At the time of sunrise devotees do Kartik Snan and in the evenings they perform Deepotsav. Deepotsav is lightening Diyas or earthen lamps.

Deepotsav is an eye-catching celebration on Dev Deepavali day. ‘Ganga Aarti is the grand event to participate on this day. Large number of people performs Aarti to Ganga Mata amidst the multitude prayers and mantras.

November 16, 2012

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Diwali : Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja or Dala Chhath Pooja, a popular festival in North India, is observed on the sixth day of Kartik Month. Chhath Puja 2012 date is November 19, 2012.

Chhath Pooja or Dala Chhath Puja is celebrated for four days which begins on Kartik Sashti. Chhath Puja is also observed as Surya Shashti.

Chhat Puja 2012 dates – Chhath Puja 2012 calendar:
17 November 2012: Chhath Nahai Khai
18 November 2012: Chhath Kharna
19 November 2012: Sanjha Urga Puja
20 November 2012: Subah Urga Puja
20 November 2012: Chhath Paran ritual
Chhath Puja 2012 date in India, USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Malaysia is – 19 November.

Chhath puja 2012 date in Australia, and New Zealand is – 19 November.
On Surya Shashti or Chhath Puja, Surya Bhagwan (Sun God) is worshipped. Chhath Puja is an important festival for the people of Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

In Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, Chhath is observed as Surya Shashti. In temples dedicated to Surya bhagwan, Surya Shashti is a main celebrations time. Famous Surya temples are – Konark Surya temple of Orissa and Arasavilli Surya Devalayam in Andhra Pradesh.

About Chhat Puja

Chhath (also called Dala Chhath) is an ancient Hindu festival and only Vedic Festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.[1] The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.The Sun, considered the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath fesival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. In Hinduism, Sun worship is believed to help cure a variety of diseases, including leprosy, and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders.

The rituals of the festival are rigorous and are observed over a period of four days. They include holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water (Vratta), standing in water for long periods of time, and offering prashad (prayer offerings) and aragh to the setting and rising sun.

Although it is observed most elaborately in Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern UP and the Terai regions of Nepal in modern times, and is more prevalent in areas where migrants from those areas have a presence, it is celebrated in all regions and major urban centers in India. The festival is celebrated in the regions including but not exclusive to the northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Delhi, Mumbai and Mauritius.

It is believed that the Maga Purohits (modern days known as Shakya Dwipi Brahmins) were invited by local kings for their expertise in Sun worshiping. They started the tradition of Chhat Puja. Today Chhat Puja is celebrated specially in those places where Shakya Dwipi Brahmins are found.

It is believed that the ritual of Chhath puja may even predate the ancient Vedas texts, as the Rigveda contains hymns worshiping the Sun god and describes similar rituals. The rituals also find reference in the Sanskrit epic poem Mahabharata in which Draupadi is depicted as observing similar rites.

In the poem, Draupadi and the Pandavas, rulers of Hastinapur (modern Delhi), performed the Chhath ritual on the advice of noble sage Dhaumya. Through her worship of the Sun God, Draupadi was not only able to solve her immediate problems, but also helped the Pandavas later regain their lost kingdom.

It is also believed that Chhath was started by Karna, the son of Surya (Surya Putra Karna). Surya Putra Karna ruled over the Anga Desh (present day Bhagalpur district of Bihar) during the Mahabharat Age. He was a great warrior and fought against the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra War.

Its yogic/scientific history dates back to the Vedic times. The rishis of yore used this method to remain without any external intake of food as they were able to obtain energy directly from the sun's rays. This was done through the Chhath method.[9] The chhat puja is very popular in Dehri-On-Sone (Rohtas),Patna, Dev & Gaya. Nowadays it is celebrated in approximately all parts of India. Chhath Pooja is also celebrated in Mangalore, Karnataka. People from Bihar & UP celebrate Chhath Pooja on Panambur Beach.