Kala Ghoda in Mumbai

Kala Ghoda Statue

A trendy, artistic neighborhood packed with designer cafés, independent galleries, and sidewalk art sellers. The Jehangir Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Modern Art present modern visual arts. At the same time, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya museum displays a combination of history and art exhibitions. The annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is well-known for its avant-garde installations, performances, and debates. Let’s learn more about Mumbai’s art capital. HISTORY OF KALA GHODA The Kala Ghoda precinct is broadly described as the region extending from the Regal Circle at the southern end of Mahatma Gandhi Road to the Bombay …

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Gudi Padwa Marathi New year

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Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the Marathi New Year and is usually celebrated on the first day of the Indian month of Chaitra,  based on the lunar calendar. Like most Indian festivals, which have a history related to them, Gudi Padwa holds an intriguing history. Called ‘Ugadi’ in the state of Karnataka, this festival is filled with a unique charm. The Rangolis, puran-polis, kheer, gudi (flag), and ‘navaris’ (nine-yard saris) are all a delight on this day. This is the time when mangoes and fruits are reaped. Gudi Padwa is the time when you find the delicious ripe mangoes …

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Holi festival of Colours

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Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulibandhan – whatever you call it. This festival invokes a grand sense of excitement among children and adults alike. It’s one of the famous festivals in India and Nepal, the two major Hindu-oriented countries. Holi is celebrated on the last full moon of the lunar month of Phagun at the end of the winter season. It either falls in late February or early March. Holi marks the end of the winter season, the arrival of spring, beginning of the new year for a few communities. The Legends There are many legends associated with Holi. One such popular legend …

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