MANDALA PUJA INTRODUCTION Mandala Puja is an important ritual followed by the Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala, and also by other Ayyappa Temples situated throughout India. During the year 2020, the Mandala Puja would begin in the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple on 16th November and ends on 26th December and during thatRead More →

KAVADI DANCE INTRODUCTION Kavadi Dance is a type of honour given to Lord Muruga by the devotees during the time of the festival of Thaipusam. The kavadi is an item made out of wood or steel, and it would be decorated with flowers and peacock feathers, and Murugan devotees would carry it during theRead More →

NOMULU VRATHALU INTRODUCTION Nomulu means observation of religious rituals, performance of pujas, and Vrathalu means observation of fasting. It is an ancient system which is still adopted in Andhra Pradesh that a married woman must have to follow certain customs and traditions for the wellbeing of the entire society. TheRead More →

Nagaland is also known as the land of festivals. The State is a land of mountains and deep valleys. Nagaland is inhabited by 16 types of tribes, -the Kukis, the Changs, the Angamis, the Aos, the Konyaks, the Kacharis, the Chakhesangs, the Sumis, the Lothas, the Pochurys etc. Most of the festivalsRead More →

An ancient ritual performed at the Jagannath Temple, Puri in Odisha, it signifies the re-embodiment of the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. The Gods adorn new bodies at the end of the ritual which is observed once in twelve to nineteen years. The last time it was observed was inRead More →