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Kerala temples observe Ramayana month

Karkkidakam, the last month of the Malayalam Calendar is observed as Ramayana month. Temples in Kerala started observing Ramayana month on July 17, 2014. In Malayalam, the month is called the ‘Ramayana Masam’. During this month the temples and homes of the state recites Adyatma Ramayana Kilippattu written by Thunjath Ezhuthachan for the 31 days. ..

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“Odia”- 6th Indian classical language

The Union Cabinet gave its nod for classifying Odia as a classical language to give impetus to scholarships in the language. It is the sixth Indian language to get such prestigious tag after Sanskrit, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.  There has been a long-standing demand that Odia, which is one of the oldest languages and ..

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President inaugurates Hornbill Festival of Nagaland

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Nagaland’s famous Hornbill Festival. Hornbill (name of a bird) Festival, considered one of the biggest events in the state, puts on display the rich tradition and cultural heritage of the Naga people. Nagaland is also observing the golden jubilee (50 years) of its formation as a state. Hornbill Festival Hornbill Festival ..

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India, China to enhance collaboration in films

With the aim to deepen ‘people-to-people’ contact through cultural means, India and China have decided to expand their collaboration in the realm of films through festivals, exchange of artistes and students and joint productions. India has invited China to be the principal guest country at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2014 in Goa. It ..

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Kashmir Festival

“Kashmir festival” is set to be held from May 13, 2013 – May 29, 2013 in Srinagar, Pahalgam, Yousmarg, Manasbal, Doodhpathri, Gulmarg, Lolab Valley and Sonmarg with a financial support from Union Tourism Ministry. Objective: To promote tourism in the state. Activities Initiated for festival Cultural performances will be part of festival perform by groups of ..

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