Author: Dr Rupa Batra In India many festivals are named after the name of some particular lord or goddesses. For instance Shivratri, Ram Navmi, Durga Astami, Ganesh Chaturthi and so on. Similarly today is Vijaydashmi or Dussera. We have linked the word dashmi meaning ten (10) with 10 heads as portrayed of Ravana. But did

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Author: Dr Rupa Batra Tomorrow is Durga Ashtami. Navratri is celebrated in all parts of India with great enthusiasm and devotion. This festival basically involves a satvik diet (food without meat, eggs, onion and garlic) specially for those who bring the idol of goddesses home and try to create a very positive atmosphere in the

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Janamasthami as the name suggests is the celebration of birth of Lord Krishna on the eve of ashtmI. It is one of the major festivals in India which is celebrated with lot of joy, happiness, fun and colours. Today Krishna janamasthami is not restricted to India but countries like USA, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada

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Tulsi das or popularly known as Goswami Tulsidas was a great Indian saint, poet and a reformer. He was born to Brahmin couple in Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh. But soon lost his parents and was brought up by a saint with the name Narharidas. Many consider that he was the reincarnation of Valmiki himself who had

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