Scribble & Nibble- FESTIVALS OF INDIA

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  • 1. A Hindu pilgrimage that occurs four times every 12 years and rotates among four locations. (5)
  • 3. The most important festival of Assamese culture. (4)
  • 7. A Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in Odisha. (4)
  • 8. Celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai. (9)
  • 11. An annual harvest festival of Kerala, falls during the month of Chingam. (4)
  • 13. An ancient Iranian rain festival observed on the 1st July. (7)
  • 14. Pilgrimage festivals celebrated at Hindu temples in Goa. (5)
  • 15. One of the prominent festival of the Hindi community in Goa with public parades, made up of traditional folk and street-dancers and elaborately built floats depicting scenes from regional mythology and religion. (6)

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  • 2. This festival is celebrated on 1st to 3rd of May every year by the Ao people of Nagaland. (6)
  • 3. Famous festival in Telangana includes offering to goddess Mahankali (6)
  • 4. Literally the start of an era. New year’s day of the Telugu and Kannada people. (5)
  • 5. The first month of the Islamic calendar.
  • 6. A Hindu festival, unique to Bihar. The word denotes the number six in Hindi and the festival begins on the sixth day of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik. (6)
  • 9 Zoroastrian New Year’s Day Eve. (6)
  • 10. Zoroastrian New Year’s Day. (6)
  • 12. A Buddhist festival which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat for Theravada Buddhists. (7)

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