Prominent Festivals: North to South (PART- 1)

Prominent Festivals: North to South  (PART- 1) - Singhania's

   Each Indian state has its unique culture and traditions. As festivals are a significant part of their culture and beliefs. It is like a mirror that reflects the place and the inhabitants. It is said that the greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals. So we have curated a list of festivals today. Starting from the southernmost part of India 

 

Onam

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Onam is the harvest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. It is celebrated as the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali. Celebrated during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug - Sep ), the Carnival of Onam lasts for ten days and brings out the best of Kerala culture and tradition. Intricately decorated Pookalam, ambrosial Onasadya, breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam. We have curated a banarasi saree collection to match the Onam vibes that will amaze everyone.

 

Diwali

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Diwali, a festival of light, is celebrated all over India, on a new moon night of the Hindu month of Kartik (October - November). A festival that commemorates Lord Rama’s return with his wife after 14 years of exile and his triumph over Ravana. People celebrate it by lighting diyas and sparkling lights in their homes, along with delicious food, and an exchange of gifts. Diwali symbolizes the ultimate victory of good over evil. To slay the day, we have bought you our Diwali Designer Saree Collection which will be the go-to-go pick this season.

 

 

Holi

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Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated all over India, but more vibrantly in the Northern states of India, especially in cities like Mathura and Vrindavan. It is celebrated by playing with colours, and having delectable foods such as ‚ÄėGhujiya‚Äô and ‚Äėthandaai‚Äô. It signifies the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. Holi is celebrated in the month of March. To match up the celebration, we present the Organza Bandhani Saree Collection which serves well with the tradition of praying to the goddess of wealth and celebrating a prosperous holi ahead.

 

Navratri

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In Sanskrit, the term ‚ÄėNav‚Äô means nine and ‚Äėratri‚Äô means nights. Thus, the festival spans nine days and nights. During Navratri, Goddess Shakti is worshipped in nine different forms. In North India, Navratri celebrations involve vibrant Dandiya Raas and Garba dances that are enjoyed by men, women, and children dressed in colorful¬†traditional attire. It is celebrated in the month of October - November. Get forward with a festively prepared style in the Silk Saree Collection that accentuates the look gracefully.

 

Durga Puja 

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Durga Puja is a symbol of cultural identity for the Bengalis. Durga is worshipped with great pomp and honor for four days. One of the major festivals of India, it is more vibrantly celebrated in West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, Tripura, Jharkhand, and Bihar. During Durga Puja, Goddess Durga with ten arms symbolizing strength, and her four children are worshipped in specially made mandaps. People dress up in new clothes and go pandal-hopping throughout the night and enjoy themselves. The festival culminates with the immersion of the idol of the goddess in water. It is celebrated in the month of October-November. Stay a step ahead with the Red Kanjivaram Saree Collection that embodies the spirit of the festival with grace. 

 

Dussehra

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Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth day of Navratri as well as Durga Puja. Also known as Vijayadashami, it is believed that Lord Rama eliminated Ravana on this day. As with most festivals, Dussehra is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the country. While in some states it is also celebrated in honor of Goddess Durga for her triumph over Mahishasura. The celebration of Dussehra is marked with enactments of Ramlila and the burning of effigies of Ravana along with Kumbhkaran and Meghnad. Mysore in Karnataka is the best place to enjoy Dussehra in India. During the festival, Mysore palace is illuminated with around one lakh bulbs, presenting a breathtaking sight. The huge procession carried out by decorated elephants on this occasion is also a spectacle worth witnessing. This festive season is all about dressing-up, so switch to the most exquisite Patola saree collection which is flawless and ideal for this Dussehra celebration. 

 

Eid-ul-Fitr

 

 

Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid is among the major religious festivals of the Muslim community. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which is the sacred month of fasting akin to Christian Lent. The festival is celebrated on the day following the sighting of the crescent moon at night. Devotees offer prayers ‚Äėnamaz‚Äô at mosques, visit friends and relatives to exchange greetings. The special sweet seviyan is perhaps the most famous symbol of Eid. Mosques and markets across the country are beautifully decorated on this occasion and several iconic markets in india sell special delicacies too. Dressing up in the choicest Indian Ethnic Satin Silk Collection is what we all love, for this is the occasion that celebrates the culture in all its glory.¬†

 

Christmas

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Christmas needs no introduction. It marks the birth of Jesus Christ, worshipped as the Messiah of God in Christian Mythology. But like many other festivals in the country, it is celebrated with a lot of zeal among other religions. Churches are decorated with lights. Decorated Christmas trees are a common sight everywhere, from people’s homes to the largest malls in India. The day is celebrated by attending prayer mass at churches, exchanging gifts, and having baked cookies and cakes with friends and family. We curated a pleasing zardozi collection that will seize everyone's heart

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