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Maharashtra Day 2024: Watch Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s trusted Mardaani Khel

From the spectacular kicking movements of Kung-Fu to the timeless techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Martial Arts across different regions in the World have been a significant cultural imprint of that region. Even in the region of Maharastra, different Martial arts were popularised and developed based on the cultural and social significance needed during that particular time frame of warfare one of the most significant being Mardaani Khel. 'Mardaani Khel', translating to 'the game of warriors', got heavily popularised during the era of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and its tactics are known to be used extensively by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj himself. On the occasion of Maharashtra Day 2024, we delve into the moves and the history of Maharastra’s real martial art - Mardaani Khel. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a curious observer, get ready to be mesmerized by Maharashtra’s real martial art.

30 April,2024 07:00 PM IST
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Gudi Padwa 2024: Women in traditional attires take part in Shobha Yatra

The vibrant and joyous festival of Gudi Padwa was celebrated by Hoisting the traditional Gudi and prayer to it on the New year for the Hindus on Gudi Padwa in Mumbai on 9th of April. People were seen participating in the Shobha Rally. Women were seen dressed in traditional attire and  participated in the Rally to mark the Marathi New Year Gudi Padwa. They danced their hearts out on the beats of dhol and nagadas. The festival was celebrated with full vigor and enthusiasm. Gudi Padwa ocassion signals yeh onset of the warmer days and the spring season. This year Gudi Padwa has coincided with the first day of the Chaitra Navratri and festivals like Sajibu Cheiraoba, Navreh, Cheti Chand and Ugadi that are celebrated in different parts of the country. 

09 April,2024 12:59 PM IST
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Why Gudi Padwa, Navratri and Ugadi is being celebrated on 9th April?

Join us on a captivating journey as we delve into the rich tapestry of Indian culture and tradition! In this enlightening video, we uncover the significance and festivities surrounding three auspicious occasions falling on April 9th: Ugadi 2024, Gudi Padwa 2024, and Chaitra Navratri 2024. While Ugadi, is celebrated predominantly in the southern states of India, Gudi Padwa is observed with great enthusiasm in Maharashtra and other parts of western India. Another festival that is celebrated in Northern India is Chaitra Navratri, the nine-day festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga, which commences on this auspicious day of 9th April. Join us in celebrating the spirit of Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, and Chaitra Navratri, as we explore what makes 9th April 2024 special.

07 April,2024 07:00 PM IST
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Holi 2024: How has Holi celebration changed over the years?

Holi 2024 is just a few days away and we all are going to be a part of Holi celebrations in the new age way. In the times of Holi techno parties and Whatsapp Holi wishes, Holi celebrations have come a long way from what they used to be. While the essence of Holi as a joyous celebration of spring, love, and the triumph of good over evil remains unchanged, its expression and observance have adapted to contemporary contexts and influences and the contrast can be seen not only on How we play Holi now but also the way we enjoy the traditional Holi food and connect with our loved ones on Holi. This video gives a fun sneak peek into how Holi celebrations have changed over the years.

23 March,2024 05:13 PM IST
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Holi 2024: Fun Ideas for Holi Celebration and creative Holi party ideas

Holi 2024 is here - the most fun-filled festival that fills our lives with varied colours of friendship, family bonding and love. This festival of colors, is a vibrant and joyous occasion celebrated by millions around the world. If you're looking to make your Holi celebration unforgettable and still wondering How to celebrate Holi creatively, we've got some exciting ideas for you! From themed Holi party ideas to food festival ideas, here are unique Holi celebration ideas. With these creative ideas, your Holi celebration is bound to be a memorable and joyous occasion for everyone involved. Watch this video to know more about creative ideas for Holi celebration.

21 March,2024 08:17 PM IST
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Maha Shivratri 2024: Don’t miss visiting these ancient Shiv temples in Mumbai

Maha Shivratri 2024 is here and this brings us to one of the biggest festivals in India devoted to Lord Shiva. There are many Jyotirlingas in India that are considered different manifestations of Shiva. While none of the Jyotirlingas happens to be in Mumbai, two ancient temples within the Mumbai city carry tales of miracles, faith and Shiva’s grace. During Shivratri, Shiva devotees flock to these temples just to catch a glimpse of their beloved Lord Shiva. The Babulnath temple in Mumbai located in Mumbai near Girgaon Chowpatty situated at a little hill is one of those temples. Just a few km away from the Babulnath temple, lies the legendary Walkeshwar temple. The story of the Walkeshwar temple is as endearing as that of the beautiful Banganga Tank next to it. What is the story behind these legendary temples and what’s inside? On the occasion of the Mahashivratri, as you do your Shivratri puja vidhi to worship Lord Shiva, don’t you miss out on visiting these Shiva temples in Mumbai.

06 March,2024 08:38 PM IST
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Know why Basant Panchami 2024 is celebrated and auspicious things to do

Basant Panchami 2024 is here and this festival marks the end of winters and the beginning of Spring. If you are wondering why Basant Panchami is celebrated, this video will help you understand the reasoning and the mythology behind this festival. Also called as Vasant Panchami, this festival is considered to be one of the most auspicious days of the year to begin something new. This day is considered extremely auspicious for weddings too. Yellow colour is the highlight of the day and godess Saraswati is worshipped. Watch the video to know how you can use the auspicious energies of this day for your well being and good luck.

12 February,2024 06:00 PM IST
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Makar Sankranti 2024: Don't miss these auspicious things on Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti 2024 is almost here and this brings us to one of the most significant days this year astrologically. It is not without reason that this festival is celebrated with so much fervour in India. It is on this day that the Sun begins its journey into the northern hemisphere which is considered to be auspicious. Some rituals associated with this dayr is rising up before the sun in the early morning, taking holy bath and offering water to the sun. Here are auspicious things to do believed to bring good luck on this day and how to reap the benefits of this day.

17 January,2024 12:10 PM IST
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Makar Sankranti 2024: How do birds die from flying kites and what can you do?

Each year the festival of Makar Sankranti brings with itself the promise of auspicious beginnings as the sun enters into the northern hemisphere. However, when it comes to birds, the story is quite the opposite. As kites will take over the sky on the day of Makar Sankranti 2024, what comes next is life-threatening cases of birds being injured by sharp threads of kites. While most of us enjoy this day with our family and friends flying kites and enjoying sweets, a section of volunteers get on their toes to save the birds who have been found hanging from the kite threads fighting for their lives. What leads to these deaths and what can we do about it? Watch this video to know more.

11 January,2024 07:00 PM IST
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New Year 2024: Here are fun New Year celebration ideas to welcome the New Year

New Year 2024 is here! It’s time to welcome the new with happiness and fun as we say cheers to new beginnings. If you are still wondering on how to celebrate the New Year, here are multiple ways in which you can have a lot of fun without breaking your bank balance. From New Year party ideas with lots of singing and dancing with your friends to New Year celebration ways if you would like to welcome the New Year in peace, be it High Budget, low Budget or No budget, here are some New Year celebration ideas that are bound to give your 2024 a fantastic kickstart.

03 January,2024 02:50 PM IST
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Christmas 2023: Why this Santa Claus from Mumbai no longer celebrates Christmas?

It’s time for Christmas 2023! People around the world wait for this time of the year when their beloved Santa Claus showers them with gifts and joy. Willy Black of Khotachiwadi has played Santa for years in Mumbai’s beloved tourist hotspot Khotachiwadi! But since the last few years, his spirit has been dampened and Khotachiwadi doesn't see his Santa spirit anymore. The reason? One of Mumbai’s most famous tourist hotspots - Khotachiwadi is paying the price for being a heritage marvel. Tourists have been trespassing on residents' households and incidents of theft and accidents have pretty common in once-a-quiet village. Once Willy’s songs attracted crowds from far and wide and he welcomed guests with open arms to a display of his cherished belongings! But today, Willy keeps his doors shut for all that he has got in return is damage to his property! The greatest Christmas present for this Santa of Khotachiwadi would be to see his Khotachiwadi as peaceful, safe and serene as it used to be!

25 December,2023 11:14 AM IST
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