Colorful kites of various sizes soured in the high sky as the children let loose the strings as per the direction of the wind at the kite festival organized by the Hello Vizag with an objective to keep alive traditions and highlight the importance of Sankranti, at RK Beachside here on Friday. As the festival […] More
Kanuma is a festival of the cattle. It is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh as a part of the Sankranthi festival. Kanuma falls on the third day of this four-day long festival. It is of special importance to farmers who consider cattle as a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. When is Kanuma celebrated? Kanuma is […] More
The festival of Makar Sankranti is synonymous with kite flying and marks the beginning of Uttarayan—the movement of the sun towards Capricorn, signalling the start of longer days. In states like Gujarat, colourful kites take over the sky. Even though there is no historical evidence or written account of the kite’s association with the festival, […] More
Makar Sankranti 2021 or Maghi or simply Sankranthi, is a festival day in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the deity Surya (sun). The festival that marks the beginning of a new season or called Maghi in the Hindu calendar, is all about celebrating with your family and friends flying kites and munching on some amazing […] More
Haridasulu and Gangireddula, symbols of three-day harvest festival Sankranti is mostly missing in Vizag
Age-old traditions of Sankranti festivities featuring Haridasulu and Gangiredduvallu appear to be fading from the mainstream of society due to changing times, These two communities had been a constant feature of the three-day harvest festival of Bhogi, Sankranti, and Kanuma. But new generations within these communities are reluctant to continue their hierarchical roles. Haridasulu with […] More
India is a land of unity in diversity and it is evidently observed during the festivals. Each festival in the country is celebrated with utmost fervour and gaeity. One such festival is Makar Sankranti, which is celebrated across the country with different names but with a common purpose. Celebrated as a harvest festival, Makar Sankranti […] More
The RK beach in Vizag is a wonderful place to be. If you’re heading to this place, take a look at Police advice and tips to help you have fun and stay safe. Close on the heels of an idea of surveillance at the beach getting good response, another novel idea was implemented by the […] More
Come January, the festival season of Sankranthi kickstarts with preparations for special and delicious dishes in Telugu households in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. With the harvest of various crops including rice and sugarcane, there are several special dishes made out of these ingredients that make the occasion a feast for the senses. Sankranthi is known […] More
For Andhraites, the festivities associated with Sankranti take on a grand hue. For many the festival evokes fond memories and of grand rangolis with gobbemmalu, bhogi mantallu (bonfire), bhogi pallu (a manner of blessing children), making and feasting on pongal, listening to the devotional songs sung by Haridasulu and offering them rice or similar donations, […] More
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