Monday, 24 March 2014

The Grand Summer Festival Of Shimla

Shimla is one of the well-known hill stations of India, which is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It derives its name from an avatar of Goddess Kali called 'Goddess Shyamala'. In the nineteenth century, it was the summer capital of British people. Today, this hill station has become a favourite among honeymooning couples and tourists who are seeking some respite from scorching heat of summers. The summer season in this part of the world is warm, with evenings characterized by a cool atmosphere. Other than its vast expanses of beautiful landscapes that comprise of snow-clad mountains, Shimla is known for its grand summer festival which is held every year in the month of May.

Shimla Natural Beauty
The summer festival of Shimla attracts many tourists from different parts of the globe, owing to its grandeur and festivities. Travellers with limited finances stay in a budget resort in Shimla for a pleasant accommodation and to witness this amazing festival. Every year, scores of talented individuals from various parts of India come together to participate in plenty of colourful programmes. These events are thoroughly enjoyed by people of all ages, and offer loads of opportunities for artists to showcase their skills. Some of the other events held during Shimla Summer Festival includes fashion shows, photography contests and poster-making competitions. Flower shows and sports tournaments can also be witnessed in this festival.

 
Improvements in infrastructure has made it convenient for tourists to get to Simla without any hassles. They would also have greater convenience in visiting various tourist locations in and around this region. Over a period of time, many hotels and resorts have come up in Shimla and its surrounding areas that cater to the increasing demand for accommodation of travellers. Most of them are fully equipped with the latest facilities that make for a memorable stay.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Many Different Ways of Celebrating Holi in India

We will be landing into third week of March and obviously the time for celebrating the most popular festival of Holi is approaching fast. This spring festival popularly called festival of colors is also a festival of love. This purely Hindu festival has gained popularity among non Hindus also, which transformed it into a nationwide celebration. India being a country with majority Hindu population, Holi has a great importance in the lives of the masses. Fast popularity of the festival can be credited to its way of celebration, which is more entertaining and less religious. Even though the time period of celebrating this festival is identical in the month of March way of celebration varies from region to region in India.
 
Holi Celebration in India
Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are two states in India most popular for their incredible and enthusiastic Holi celebration. In Uttar Pradesh there is hardly any place, where Holi is not celebrated with pomp and fervor. In the mind blowing celebrations effigies of Holika are burnt on the night of Holi. It is not only a fun and entertainment festival because in many places Mantras from Rig Veda are chanted by the celebrators giving it a religious touch. Prayers for good harvest are offered by people present at the venue. Offerings in the form of grains, flowers and coconuts are offered in the bonfire. Then the torched coconuts are distributed as Prasad. In Bihar long time preparations include cleaning houses and collecting wood required for the bonfire of Holi. The celebrations last for two days when elder people apply color dry as well as liquid to each other. In various places it is popular by different names like in Bengal it is known as Dol Jatra, in which the masses put yellow clothes and carry idols of deities on the streets. In southern parts of India Holi is celebrated to honor Kamadeva and sandalwood is offered to Holika.

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