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Monday, January 30, 2017

Surajkund Crafts Mela | Date of Surajkund Crafts Mela | About Surajkund Crafts Mela | How to Reach | Pictures

Surajkund International Crafts Fair goes on to adorn the scenic beauty of Surajkund within 8km New Delhi during the spring season in India.Here is Some Fact about Surajkund Crafts Mela.

Location:Surajkund,Faridabad ,Haryana 8Km far from New Delhi ,India
Fair Date: 1st February to 15th February every year
Duration: 15 days
Timings: 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Significance: Handloom and Handicrafts fair
Organized by : Department of Haryana Tourism
Main Attraction: Traditional handicrafts and hand loom products
How to Reach by Air: The Nearest Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport(35 Km) and from Palam Airport(25 km).
How to Reach by Rail: The Nearest Railway stations are Delhi Railway junction , Faridabad and Gurgaon station.
How to reach by Metro: Nearest Metro station is Sarita Vihar and Mohan Estate.
How to Reach by Road: There are many public and private vehicals available to reach there.

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Surajkund Crafts Fair is an annual fair located at Surajkund ,Faridabad about 8 KM from New Delhi in Haryana State of India.The Fair is Organized annually by the Haryana Tourism Department in Month of February.This delightful hand loom and handicrafts fair is planned every year to promote the traditional Indian Handicrafts in rural ambience at Surajkund in the vicinity of New Delhi. The fair was first time organized in 1981 and since then the fair continues to be a strong platform for Indian artists and craftsmen to display their skilled crafts and art work.

This Fair serves as a meeting ground for talented artists, painters, weavers, sculptors and craftsmen from all over India who display their ware in the typical setting of a rural Indian marketplace.The fair is unique in the sense that each year the decor is based on a state theme and highlights a particular craft.  The look of the entrance, the grounds and the whole setting of furniture, colours, architecture everything will be based on a particular state. Of the total stalls numbering over 400, many will be dedicated to the particular theme craft.  

Sandalwood and rosewood carving from South India, 'Chikri' woodcraft of Kashmir, fine cane craft and 'Kantha' traditions from West Bengal and North Eastern states, Phulkari embroidery of Punjab, the 'Banjara' and 'Bunni' embroidery of Gujarat, lace and crochet from Goa, 'Chikan' work of Lucknow are just a few of the amazing exhibits found here. The prices are relatively low when bought from the Fair.At the open air theatre, 'Natyashala' folk dances and musical evenings are held throughout the fortnight. A special stall serve traditional food of the theme state along with other stalls serving food from other popular cuisines like Punjab and South India.

Contact Address

Haryana Tourism
SCO : 17-19, Sector 17-B, Chandigarh-160017
Tel : 0172- 2702955-56-57, 2720437 Fax : 0172-2703185, 2702783

Haryana Govt. Tourist Bureau, 36, Janpath
Chanderlok Building, New Delhi.
Tel : 011-23324910-11. Fax: 011-23713373

Nearest visiting places of  Surajkund Crafts Mela

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Iskcon temple
Parson Temple
Badkhal Lake
CITM Lake
Dhauj Lake
Raja Nahar Singh Palace
Aravali Golf Course
Baba Farid's tomb

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Flag Hoisting Ceremony In Delhi On 68th Republic Day by Abu Dhabi Prince

Here is video of Flag Hoisting Ceremony In Delhi On 68th Republic Day by Abu Dhabi Prince . Abu Dhabi Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was attended as a Chief Guest in Republic Day Celebrations.

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Indian PM Narendra Modi Speech on 68th Republic Day of India in Delhi

Here is video of Indian PM Narendra Modi Speech on 68th Republic Day of India in Delhi.


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Nauchandi Mela(Fair) | About Nauchandi Mela | History | Legend and Rituals of Nauchandi Mela | How to Reach | Pictures

About Nauchandi Mela

Nauchandi Mela started in 1672 AD as a one-day affair mainly for cattle traders. A multitude of activities religious rituals, commercial, artistic and rustic merriment form part of the fair.The fair figured during the First War of Indian Independence in 1857 when one of the prominent figures of the revolt, Nana Saheb, came here to motivate the locals to raise arms against the British. Except in 1858, a year after the revolt against the East India Company, the fair has been held here regularly. 

Nauchandi Mela is a rare symbol of communal harmony with visitors paying obeisance to both the Hindu and Muslim shrines - the Nauchandi Temple and the Dargah of Bala Mian - irrespective of the religion they belong to.The Mela is a delight for the food connoisseur as well. Stalls selling a wide variety of food items from across India are present.

History of  Nauchandi Mela

The fair has its own history and numerous legends and stories are woven around it. It started in AD 1672 as a one-day affair mainly for cattle traders but has since undergone many changes. Cattle trading has been replaced by a multitude of activities-religious rituals, commercial activity, artistic creativity and rustic merriment. 

The mela also figured during the First War of Indian Independence in 1857 when one of the prominent figures of the revolt, Nana Saheb, came here to motivate the locals to raise arms against the British. When the British regained control, they put up posters of Nana Saheb and his warriors at the Nauchandi mela to gain favor of the local populace.According to another story, the East India Company used to put up the fair as a revenue collection center around 1800. And in 1884, F.N.Wright, the then collector of Meerut district started a horse exhibition where thoroughbred stallions were sold. Of course, other activities commensurate with the mela used to be organized to attract prospective buyers. The period of the mela stretches for over a month now. Except in 1858, a year after the revolt against the East India Company rule started from Meerut, the fair has been held here regularly.

 Legend and Rituas of Nauchandi Mela

According to one belief, Mandodari, Ravan’s (demon king of Lanka in the epic Ramayana) wife, was born in a devil’s house in Meerut. She was, however, a great devotee of goddess Chandi and she had a temple erected in her honour. A religious festival was held to celebrate this occasion. Since then the fair has been held every year. 

As the legend of the dargah goes, Syed Salar Masood Ghazi was a commander in the army of Mahmood of Ghazni who invaded India in AD 1017 and proved his mettle in the fight against the local king. During the course of a battle, he lost one of his fingers. Syed Salar subsequently denounced violence, became an ascetic, and took the name Bala Mian. The present dargah was built in his memory in AD 1194 by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, at the spot where his cut finger had fallen during the battle.

The cultural aspect of the Nauchandi Mela is also as important. Every evening some cultural program  or the other is held, which goes on till the early hours of the morning. The mela has had the honor of playing host to artistes like the internationally renowned Pandit Ravi Shankar. Besides, the mela committee has started a few new events like beauty contests, honoring the aged, organizing women's conferences, fireworks and music competitions. Plans are also afoot to set up an art gallery and museum to preserve the historic, cultural and artistic aspects of the mela.
While nautankis (melodramas performed by professional theatre companies) are still staged, the real crowd puller are the musical program with modern orchestra.

How to Reach Nauchandi Mela



By Air : Meerut is situated very close to New Delhi, the seat of Indian Government. Delhi Airport is 60 odd Kilometers from Meerut. Delhi is in turn well connected to rest of India and world through a range of flights operated by various private and public carriers. From Delhi, one can hire a cab and reach Meerut in an hour and half via National Highways 24 and then NH 58.

By Road : Meerut is well connected to the cities like Mathura, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jhansi and Agra etc. Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation plies several buses to these cities. Various privately run luxury buses are also available.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is Meerut Cantonment Station that falls on the busy Delhi-Dehradun line of North Central Railways. Several Passenger as well as super fast trains connect Meerut to other popular towns and cities in Uttar Pradesh and rest of India. It has direct connectivity to cities like Delhi, Ghaziabad, Agra, Jaipur and Lucknow.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Republic Day Latest Celebration Images and Indian Flag Pictures

Today all Indian Celebration 68th Republic Day.Here is Some Images of  Republic Day Latest Celebration Images and Indian Flag Pictures.











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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jaya Ekadashi and Jaya ekadashi Vrat Date,timing of Year 2017 to 2021

Jaya Ekadashi takes place during Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Hindu month of Magha. The day of Jaya Ekadashi is devoted to Lord Krishna. To worship Krishna on this day, Jaya Ekadashi Vrat (fast) is observed by the devotees.  In South India, especially in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Jaya Ekadashi or Ekadasi is celebrated as Bheeshma Ekadashi or Bhishma Ekadashi. Here is Information about Jaya Ekadashi and Jaya ekadashi Vrat Date,timing of Year 2017 to 2021.

Jaya Ekadashi and Jaya Ekadashi Vrat Date,timing of Year 2017

Jaya Ekadashi Date of Year 2017: 7th February (Tuesday)
On 8th, Parana Time -  06:47 to 09:06
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 11:29
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 16:09 on 6th February 2017
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 13:47 on 7th February 2017

Jaya Ekadashi and Jaya Ekadashi Vrat Date,timing of Year 2018

Jaya Ekadashi Date of Year 2018: 27th January (Saturday)
On 28th, Parana Time - 13:41 to 15:58
On Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment - 13:40

Alternate Jaya Ekadashi - 28th January 2018
On 29th, Parana Time for Alternate Ekadashi - 06:49 to 09:07
On Parana Day Dwadashi would be over before Sunrise
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 11:14 on 27th January 2018
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 08:27 on 28th January 2018

Jaya Ekadashi and Jaya Ekadashi Vrat Date,timing of Year 2019

Jaya Ekadashi Date of Year 2019: 16th January (Saturday)
On 17th, Parana Time - 06:45 to 08:10
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 08:10
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 13:18 on 15th February 2019
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 11:01 on 16th February 2019

Jaya Ekadashi and Jaya Ekadashi Vrat Date,timing of Year 2020

Jaya Ekadashi Date of Year 2020: 5th February (Wednesday) 
On 6th, Parana Time - 06:48 to 09:06
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 20:23
Ekadashi Tithi Begins -21:48 on 4th February 2020
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 21:30 on 5th February 2020 

Jaya Ekadashi and Jaya Ekadashi Vrat Date,timing of Year 2021

Jaya Ekadashi Date of Year 2021: 23rd February (Tuesday) 
On 24th, Parana Time - 06:41 to 09:02
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 18:05
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 17:15 on 22th February 2021
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 18:04 on 23rd February 2021  

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Khodaldham Kagvad Pran Pratistha Mahotsav Lok Dayro on 18th January 2017

Khodaldham Kagvad is most beautiful and large temple located at Kagvad.Khodaldham Pran Pratistha Mahotsav is starting on  17th January to 21st January.Here is Video of Khodaldham Kagvad Pran Pratistha Mahotsav Lok Dayro on 18th January 2017.




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Monday, January 16, 2017

Republic day Patriotic Slogans in Hindi and English | Republic Day HD Pictures

Every year 26th January celebrated Republic day of India.During this festival people share Hindi and English slogans one another.Here below is Republic Day Special Patriotic Slogans in Hindi and English.

Republic day Patriotic Slogans in Hindi 

Jay Jawan Jay Kishan- Lal Bahadur Shastri
Sarfroshi ki Tammana Ab Hamare dil mai hai.-Ram Prasad Bismil

Apni Jamin pna Vatan ,Awaz do Hum Ek Hai.

Inqualab Jindabad.-Bhagat Sing

Aaraam Harm Hai.-Jawaharlal Nehru.

Kasam Gantantra Divas Par Ye Khayenge, Ham Sabhi Ekjyutata Se Milkar Rahenge.

Satyamev Jayathe- Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya 

Vande Mataram, Vande Mataram

Bharat Mata ki Jay, Bharat Mata Ki Jay...

Apani Jamin Aapana Vatan, Awaj Do Ham Ek Hai.
Republic day Patriotic Slogans in English

In true sense  Freedom is being free of diseases, Greediness and filthy mind.

Freedom is not a thing, so it cannot be seen it can be felt only.

We feel proud to live in democratic country, however; do we know the real mean of democracy.

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.

Being Indian is our identity however; being republican is our country’s identity.

Save the children, save the nation.

My India, Clean India.

My India, strong India.

My India, Healthy India.

My India, Best India.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Different Types of Colorful Stylist Kites During Makar Sankranti Festival

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Happy Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti Greetings and Wishes

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti or National Youth Day Whats app Status | Facebook Sms | Quotes | Wishes | Greetings | Gif Animated Pictures | Scraps

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti otherwise known as National Youth Day or Yuva Diwas celebrated every year on 12th of January.On this day people send inspirational quotes,wishes,Whats app status,Facebook messages,Greetings,Gif Animated pictures and Scraps to their near and dear once through so many social media sites like Facebook, whats app, hike, p interest, twitter etc. Here is I serve Swami Vivekananda Jayanti or National Youth Day special Whats app Status ,Facebook Sms ,Quote,Wishes,Greetings,GIF Animated Pictures ,Scraps for your friends,relatives and well wishers.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti or National Youth Day Whats app Status | Facebook Sms

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.Happy National Youth Day.

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.

Everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is aroused to self conscious activity.

Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.

Take Risks in Your Life If u Win, U Can Lead! If u Loose, U Can Guide.Happy Naional Youth Day.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti or National Youth Day Quotes and wishes

Aris, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached.-Swami Vivekananda

People laugh at me because I am different I laugh at them Because they are all the same.-Swami Vivekananda

True Guidance is Like a small Torch in a dark forest.It doesn’t show everything Once But gives enough like for the next Step to b safe .-Swami Vivekananda

All Power is within you.you can do anything and everything.-Swami Vivekananda

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

My Wishes with you on this Swami Vivekananda Jayanti! 

Everything in Life has a beautiful ending..
If the ending is not beautiful, then be sure its not yet the end..
Best wishes to you on this Swami Vivekananda Jayanti.
 
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Swami Vivekananda's Chicago speech 11th September 1893 | Sisters and Brothers of America

Swami Vivekananda, the most illustrious disciple of Ramkrishna Pramahamsa, is one of the most revered Hindu monks of recent times. Born Narendranath Datta in 1863, he converted to various religions in order to search for spiritual truth, before reverting to Hinduism and taking up the name Swami Vivekananda.


One of his biggest achievements is considered to be the first of the speeches he delivered at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893. He began the speech with the phrase "Sisters and brothers of America" and not "Brothers and sisters of America" as some would have you believe, and managed to elicit a two-minute standing ovation just for that. 
"Sisters and Brothers of America"


It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. l thank you in the name of the most ancient order of monks in the world; I thank you in the name of the mother of religions; and I thank you in the name of the millions and millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects. My thanks, also, to some of the speakers on this platform who, referring to the delegates from the Orient, have told you that these men from far-off nations may well claim the honor of bearing to different lands the idea of toleration.I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to the southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation. I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings:
As the different streams having there sources in different places all mingle their water in the sea, so, O Lord, the different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to thee.
The present convention, which is one of the most august assemblies ever held, is in itself a vindication, a declaration to the world, of the wonderful doctrine preached in the Gita:
Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach him; all men are struggling through paths which in the end lead to me.
Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization, and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now. But their time is come; and I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honor of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal.

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Philosophies, teachings and ideas of the Swami Vivekananda are the great cultural and traditional assets of India. Youths are the most important part of the country who leads the country ahead, that’s why youths are selected to be inspired first by the ideas and ideals of the Swami Vivekananda. So, the National Youth Day is started celebrating every year to encourage and inspire the honorable youths of the India. Schools and colleges are delightfully adorned to enthusiastically celebrate the event.Swami Vivekananda was a great person who always believed in the youth power to lead and nourish the historical culture of the country and carry some advancement required by the country to be developed.

Following are the year wise theme of national youth day celebration in India:

The theme of 2011 was “Sabse Pehle Bharat”.
The theme of 2012 was “Celebrating Diversity In Unity”.
The theme of 2013 was “Awakening The Youth Power”.
The theme of 2014 was “Youth For Drugs Free World”.
The theme of 2015 was “Youngmanch” and “Youth for Clean, Green and Progressive India” (and slogan was “hum se hai nayi shuruaat”).
The theme of 2016 was “Indian Youth for Development, Skill and Harmony”.
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Swami Vivekananda Jayanti(National Youth Day) Date | Celebration | About Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti(National Youth Day) Date 

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is celebrated on Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.Swami Vivekananda is born on 12th January 1863.Every year 12th January Celebrated Swami Vivekananda Jayanti or National Youth Day.It was first declared by the Government of India in the year 1984 to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as the National Youth Day. Since then , it is started celebrating as the National Youth Day all over the country.Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is known as National Youth Day.Numerous programs are organized in India and in several countries around the world on the day. 

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti(National Youth Day) Celebration 

The Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is celebrated at Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi with solemnity on 12th January every year.A special worship of Swamiji, Vedic Chanting, Bhajans, Havan and devotional singing marked this special occasion.Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is celebrated by the youths at all the schools, colleges by performing the parade, speech on Swami Vivekananda, recitations, music, songs, conventions, Yogasanas, presentations, competition for essay-writing, seminar, sports and etc. Lectures and writings related to the ideas of Swami Vivekananda are also performed by the students to inspire the Indian youths.

About Swami Vivekananda

Full Name: Narendra Nath Datta
Birth Date: 12th January 1863
Birth Place: Kolkata (west Bengal)
Father's Name:Viswanath Dutta
Mother's Name: Bhuvaneshwari Devi
Education: Scottish Church College  and more
Died: July 4, 1902

Swami Vivekananda is respected throughout the world as a spiritual genius.Swami Vivekananda was born Narendra Nath Datta to Vishwanath Datta and Bhuvaneshwari Devi, in Kolkata on 12th January, 1863.Swami Vivekananda was one of the most influential spiritual leaders of Vedanta philosophy. He was the chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahansa and was the founder of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. Swami Vivekananda was the living embodiment of sacrifice and dedicated his life to the country and yearned for the progress of the poor, the helpless and the downtrodden. He showed a beacon of light to a nation that had lost faith in its ability under British rule and inspired self-confidence among Indians that they are second to none. His ringing words and masterful oratory galvanized the slumbering nation.

Vivekananda was a precocious boy with a sharp memory and also excelled in music, gymnastics and studies in his childhood. He was also interested in instrumental and vocal music.In 1879, Vivekananda went to the Presidency College, Calcutta University for higher studies. By the time he graduated from the college, he had acquired a vast knowledge of different subjects, especially Western philosophy and history. He was also associated with Brahmo Movement led by Keshab Chandra Sen, for some time. Vivekananda was always supported by one of his close friends Brajendranath Seal. In order to understand the intricacies of faith and spiritual insight both read the works of John Stuart Mill, Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer and G.W.F. Hegel. He also questioned the validity of superstitious customs and discrimination based on caste and religion. During this spiritual crisis, Vivekananda first heard about Sri Ramakrishna from William Hastie, the Principal of the Scottish Church College. 

One day in November 1881, Vivekananda went to Kali Temple in Dakshineshwar where Sri Ramakrishna was staying. He straightaway asked the Ramakrishna, "Sir, have you seen God?" Without a moment's hesitation, Sri Ramakrishna replied: "Yes, I have. I see Him as clearly as I see you, only in a much deeper sense." Vivekananda was astonished with Ramakrishna's reply. He was also surprised to see a common simple man saying that "God can be seen". Apart from removing doubts from the mind of Narendra, Sri Ramakrishna won him over through his pure, unselfish love. Vivekananda started visiting Dakshineswar frequently and a relationship of "Master and disciple" developed between the two.

After Shri Ramakrishna's death, Vivekananda renounced the world and criss-crossed India as a wandering monk. His mounting compassion for India's people drove him to seek their material help from the West. Accepting an opportunity to represent Hinduism at Chicago's Parliament of Religions in 1893, Vivekananda won instant celebrity in America and a ready forum for his spiritual teaching.

For three years he spread the Vedanta philosophy and religion in America and England and then returned to India to found the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Exhorting his nation to spiritual greatness, he wakened India to a new national consciousness. He died July 4, 1902, after a second, much shorter sojourn in the West.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Kite Making in Ahmedabad Gujarat During Makar Sankranti Festival or Uttarayan

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Modhera Dance Festival Date | About Modhera Dance Festival | Modhera Sun Temple

Modhera Dance Festival Date 

Modhera Dance Festival Date of Year 2017: 20 Jan 2017 To 22 Jan 2017
Modhera Dance Festival Date of Year 2018: 19 Jan 2018 To 21 Jan 2018

About Modhera Dance Festival

Venue: Sun Temple in Modhera
Duration: 3 Days
How to Reach By Air: The Nearest airport is Ahmadabad Airport.
How to Reach by Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Mehasana Railway station.
How to Reach by Road:  Modhera is 102 kms away from northwest of Ahmedabad and well connected by smooth roadways.


Modhera Dance Festival is celebrated on third week of January, after the conclusion of Uttrayan festival. Modhera Dance Festival is performed at Sun Temple of Modhera.This temple was built on the banks of Pushpavati River during the reign of King Bhimdev I of Patan, a magnum opus of the Solanki Empire.Every year Mid January month here Modhera Dance festival organize at Sun Temple Modhera Gujarat India.This festival is held in the temple of the Sun God, the walls of which are beautifully inscribed with the scriptures and sculptures. The festival is held right in front of the temple and therefore the gorgeous temple provides an exquisite set for the festival.


Modhera Dance Festival brings together brilliant dancers and musicals to perform an amazing musical, intermingled with their origin. Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak are amongst the various dance forms that are shown at the festival. Grand space of the peerless Modhera Sun Temple serves as a grand backdrop of the vibrant expression of dancers. To revive year's old traditions and respect to the rich cultural legacy of the past, Modhera Dance Festival is revered with fanfare.

Attractions of Modhera Dance Festival

The prime attraction of Modhera dance festival is Garba, the traditional dance form of Gujarat. Apart from this, spectators can also cherish various other Indian dance forms namely Kathakali, Kuchipuri, Bharatnatyam and Manipuri, and some folk dances which are performed by art and dance connoisseurs belonging to various corners of the countries.

Modhera Sun Temple

Modhera Sun Temple is located at Modhera near Mehesana.The temple was built in 11th century time period built by King Bhimdev I.The temple is dedicated to Sun God.It is a magnificent specimen of superb artistry of Gujarat’s architects of the bygone days. Modhera’s sun temple is positioned in such a manner that at the equinoxes the rising sun strikes the images in the sanctuary.The outer walls of the temple are covered with sculptures in which the figures of Surya, the sun god are prominent. The Sun Temple also incorporates an amusement park, a museum, a cafeteria, picture gallery and library.
 

The canvas on the walls and pillars depict the incidents from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and forms of gods and goddesses and the way of life of the people of that time. An interesting iconography is one with three heads, three arms and three legs. Later, the temple was ruined by Mahmud of Gazni.Adjoining the Sun Temple is the huge ‘Sun Kund’ (Rama Kund) surrounded by step-terraces with numerous smaller temples numbering about 108.for more Information Modhera Sun Temple Click Here
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Friday, January 6, 2017

Information about National Flag of India | Tiranga | Indian National Flag Pictures

"A flag not only of freedom for ourselves, but a symbol of freedom to all people."
                                                                                                         - Jawaharlal Nehru

The national flag of India was adopted on 22nd of July in 1947 some days after the independence of India on 15th of August, 1947 from the British rule. The Indian national flag contains three colours and thus also called as the Tiranga.The National Flag of India is a national symbol designed in horizontal rectangular shape. It is designed using three colors such as deep saffron (top most), white (middle) and India green (lower most). The middle white color contains navy blue Ashoka Chakra (means Wheel of Law) in the centre having 24 spokes in the wheel.On Republic Day and Independence day , we salute our national flag with honor and pride in our hearts.


Some Important about Indian National Flag

The flag was designed by Pingali Venkayya, an agriculturist and Indian freedom fighter.
The national flag of India, by law, is to be made of khadi, a special type of hand-spun cloth of cotton or silk made popular by Mahatma Gandhi.
The right to manufacture the national flag of India is held by the Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission, who in turn allocates it to the regional groups.
The national flag of India is also known by the term ‘tricolour’, Tiranga in Hindi. Reason for this is the three dominant colors in the flag, saffron, white and green. These two terms in India always refer to the national flag.

The three colors have different representations each.

The Saffron color represents courage and sacrifice.
White represents truth, peace and purity.
The Green color represents prosperity.
The Ashok Chakra represents the Laws of Dharma (righteousness).

According to the Flag code of India, the Indian flag has a ratio of two by three, where the length of the flag is 1.5 times that of the width and all three stripes of the flag – saffron, white and green – should be equal in width and length.

The size of the Ashoka Chakra was not specified in the Flag code, but the Ashoka Chakra must have twenty-four spokes that are evenly spaced. The Ashoka Chakra is rendered in a Navy-blue color on the white stripe of the flag.

Some Fact about Indian National Flag

The Indian flag was hoisted on the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest on 29 May 1953.
Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama was the first person to hoist Indian flag on foreign soil on 22 August 1907 in Stuttgrat, Germany.
The Indian National Flag flew to space in 1984 when Wing Commander Rakesh became the first Indian to travel to space. The flag was attached as a medallion on the space suit of Rakesh Sharma.
The National Flag hoisted at Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi, is one of the largest in India. It is 90 feet in length, 60 feet in width and is hoisted on a flagpole of 207 feet.
India holds the world record for the largest human flag which was formed by 50,000 volunteers in Chennai in December 2014.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Rules for Flag Hoisting in India on Republic Day | Republic Day Parade Live Streaming | Celebration in Delhi

Rules for Flag Hoisting in India on Republic Day

"A flag is a necessity for all nations. Millions have died for it. It is no doubt a kind of idolatry which would be a sin to destroy. For, a flag represents an Ideal The unfurling of the Union Jack evokes in the English breast sentiments whose strength it is difficult to measure. The Stars and Stripes mean a world to the Americans. The Star and the Crescent will call forth the best bravery in Islam."

"It will be necessary for us Indians Muslims, Christians Jews, Parsis, and all others to whom India is their home-to recognize a common flag to live and to die for."    - Mahatma Gandhi


The Indian Flag is a national symbol and it is respected by every citizen of India.
There are certain points to remember while hoisting the Indian Flag.
The Indian Flag should be hoisted with the saffron color on the top.
There should be no flag or emblem either above the National Flag or on its right.
If there are multiple flags to be hoisted, they must be placed to the left of the Indian Flag.
During the hoisting of the National Flag, all present must stand to give respect and honour its glory.
The flag cannot be intentionally allowed to touch the ground or the floor or trail in water. It cannot be draped over the hood, top, and sides or back of vehicles, trains, boats or aircraft.
The flag cannot be used for communal gains, drapery, or clothes.
The National Flag should be flown from sunrise to sunset, irrespective of the weather. It must be taken out before sunset.

Republic Day Parade

The main celebrations of Republic Day are held in the form of a colorful parade near India Gate in Delhi. The parade showcasing India's military might and cultural diversity covers a 8 km route, starting from the Rashtrapati Bhavan through the picturesque Rajpath down to India Gate before winding up at the historic Red Fort in Old Delhi.

The events of the day begin with the Prime Minister laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti - India Gate. He then drives up to the central enclosure and awaits the arrival of the President and a Chief Guest of the occasion who is normally a Head of other Country.

On his arrival the Hon’ble President meets the dignitaries present and unfurls the National Flag. Following this the National Anthem is played with a 21-gun salute to the National Flag. After this a brief investiture ceremony takes place during which the President presents India's top gallantry awards, the Param Veer Chakra, the Veer Chakra and the Maha Veer Chakra to the outstanding soldiers from the defense services.


After this, four helicopters from the armed forces fly past the parade area showering rose petals on the audience. Each chopper carries a flag - the first being the Indian flag and the other three the flags of the Army, the Navy, and the Indian Air Force.

The march past begins immediately after the fly past. The President, as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, takes the salute of the mechanized, mounted and marching contingents of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Paramilitary forces, Police and the National Cadet Corps.

After the march past comes the cultural extravaganza consisting of floats presented by the various states and performances by school children. After the floats, the bravery awards winning children from all over the country enter on elephants.

A spectacular fly-past by Air Force and Naval aircraft rounds off this not-to-be missed experience. The parade is followed by a pageant of spectacular displays from the different states of the country. These moving exhibits depict scenes of activities of people in those states and the music and songs of that particular state accompany each display. Each display brings out the diversity and richness of the culture of India and the whole show lends a festive air to the occasion.

No other country in the world can parade so many ethnically different people in splendid uniforms as India's Armed Forces. But they are all united in their proven loyalty to the Government elected by the people and in their proud traditions and legendary gallantry.

Live Streaming of Republic Day Parade in Delhi

The Republic Day  parade will begin around 9:30 AM following the flag hoisting. The live streaming of India’s Republic Day Parade in Rajpath.Prime Minister greeted the nation on the occasion of India’s Republic Day and hailed the contribution of those who framed the Constitution.Watch Live Streaming of Republic Day Parade in Delhi Click Here.

Republic Celebration 

The Prime Minister lays a floral wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti early in the morning to honor the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation. A two minute silence is observed in their memory and the Prime Minister moves ahead to the main dais at Rajpath. The President joins him/her there along with the Chief Guest and other dignitaries. The Chief Guest is usually the Head of State or Government from a foreign nation. The President hoists the flag and soon, the National Anthem is played. This is followed by a 21 gun salute.

The parade starts off with the Armed Forces regiments walking past the President. All the three regiments, that is, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force dress in their best official uniforms and march past finely. The Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, that is, the President takes the salute as the regiment pass by. The parade also includes people from the armed forces and civilians who have shown exceptional courage and distinguished themselves in various acts of heroism in different situations. The military parade is then followed with a vibrant and colorful parade of regional tableau.


Cultural and folk dances also form the part of the parade where school children sing and dance to patriotic songs. The parade ends by jets and fighter planes flying past the parade symbolically saluting the President. The parade is telecast live on the national television, allowing the entire nation to view it. Lastly, the crowd stands up as the National Anthem is played. However, this is not the end of the Republic Day celebrations. It is, in fact, a three-day extravaganza, where on the 27th January, the creme of the NCC cadets hold a Prime Minister's rally. A wide variety of breath-taking performances and drills make the highlights.

All the major government buildings are beautifully illuminated with lights every evening from 26th to 29th January. On the third day after Republic Day, that is 29th, 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony is conducted consisting of massed bands marching to the popular tunes. The Drummer's Call follows wherein the drummers give solo performances. Thereafter, the Bugle Call follows which is characterized by the band master walking up to the President requesting to take the bands away. This marks the end of the closing ceremony of Republic Day. At 6 pm, the buglers sound the retreat and the National Flag is lowered. With this, the Republic Day celebrations are formally ended.

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