As the nation illuminates with colourful displays of festivities, Christmas in India presents a captivating blend of traditions, celebrations, and collective joy.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, was born on Kartik Puranmashi, in 1469 in the village of Talwandi (now Nankana Sahib). This year marks the 554th anniversary of his birth, celebrated as Prakash Purb by Sikhs around the world.
The US embassy community in India, including ambassador Eric Garcetti, joined the nation in celebrating Diwali (the Hindu festival of lights) on Sunday.
Indians across the globe are celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on Sunday with celebrities and politicians joining in greeting countrymen on the auspicious occasion.
Berlin/IBNS: While it is not uncommon to find the Bengali diaspora celebrating the annual autumn festival of Durga Puja, most celebrations and rituals are often curtailed for various reasons.But not this puja in Berlin.
The autumn air is replete with the festive fervour of Durga Puja, Bengal’s biggest festival. Kolkata alone holds around 3000 pujo annually. While the big and famous venues known as barowari or community pujas dominate the scene to pay obeisance to the Shakti Goddess, the old and historical venues too have continued to hold forth with their hundreds of years’s existence. IBNS-TWF lensman Avishek Mitra captures some pre-puja portraits of north Kolkata's aristocratic families.
Toronto/IBNS: Puja Bazaar, an event jointly organized by Probaashe Bangali Adda, Canada, and Twinkle Starz Events, recently concluded with success, drawing over 800 attendees.
In a vibrant showcase of cultural diversity and unity, the Sikh Community in Cincinnati and neighbouring Dayton recently converged at the sixth annual “Cincinnati Festival of Faiths,” hosted by the organization “Equasion.”
Itanagar: Chachin Grazing Festival was celebrated with great fervour by the local graziers of Tawang region near Bumla Pass in Arunachal Pradesh on July 14 and 15.
Kolkata/IBNS: Utkala, the cultural wing of Sri Jagannath Seva Samiti, has announced the celebration of Ratha Yatra and Odisha Festival from June 20-28.
Kohima/Nagaland: Khonoma village in Nagaland, known for its lush greenery, recently celebrated the 'Thekranyi Festival' with the theme of 'Excelling in the 21st century'.
Kashmir/IBNS: The Mutton Dealers Association has reported that the number of trucks arriving in Kashmir on a daily basis is currently between 30-35, but is expected to increase to 160 ahead of Eid.
Assam/IBNS: In Assam, the week-long festivities of Rongali Bihu began on Friday with Goru Bihu, which is primarily observed by rural residents who keep livestock at their homes.
Assam/IBNS: The festival known as "Gosai Phurua," which has been celebrated for 339 years, was recently held in Guptakashi, located in Biswanath Chariali.
Aizawl: The beautiful state of Mizoram is not only known for its culture and tradition but also for the festivals it hosts.