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Saturday, 22 September 2018

രാജസ്ഥാന്‍ കബീര്‍ സംഗീത യാത്ര ഒക്ടോബർ 2 ന് ആരംഭിക്കുന്നു.


രാജസ്ഥാന്നിലെ പ്രശസ്തമായ  കബീര്‍ സംഗീത യാത്ര ഒക്ടോബർ 2 ന്  ആരംഭിക്കുന്നു. ഇന്ത്യന്‍ ഫോക്ക് ലോര്‍ സംഗീതത്തിനും കബീര്‍ രചനകള്‍ക്കും പ്രാധാന്യം നൽകുന്ന  സംഗീത വിരുന്നാണ് ആറ് ദിവസം രാജസ്ഥാനിലെ ഗ്രാമ നഗരങ്ങളിലായി നടക്കുന്നത്.
സംഗീത യാത്ര ഏഴിന്‌ ജോധ്പുരില്‍ സമാപിക്കും.  മദന്‍ ഗോപാല്‍ സിങ്ങ്, കല്ലു റാം ബന്‍ മാനിയ, ശബ്‌നം വീര്‍മാനി, ഗൗരാദേവീ, മീരാ ബായ്, കബീര്‍ കഫേ എന്നീ പ്രമുഖ സംഗീതജ്ഞർ ഈ സംഗീത യാത്രയിൽ പങ്കെടുക്കും.




Thursday, 20 September 2018

പനച്ചിക്കാട് ദക്ഷിണ മൂകാംബിക ക്ഷേത്രത്തിലെ നവരാത്രി മഹോത്സവം ഒക്ടോബർ 10 മുതൽ 19 വരെ

കോട്ടയം പനച്ചിക്കാട് ദക്ഷിണ മൂകാംബിക ക്ഷേത്രത്തിലെ നവരാത്രി മഹോത്സവം ഒക്ടോബർ  10 മുതൽ  19 വരെ നടക്കും. പ്രശസ്ത കലാകാരൻമാർ പങ്കെടുക്കുന്ന കലാവിരുന്നുകളും അരങ്ങേറും.






















Wednesday, 19 September 2018

സംസ്ഥാന സ്കൂൾ കലോത്സവം ഡിസംബർ 7 , 8 , 9 തീയതികളിൽ ആലപ്പുഴയിൽ



സംസ്ഥാന സ്കൂൾ കലോത്സവം ഡിസംബർ 7 , 8 , 9 തീയതികളിൽ ആലപ്പുഴയിൽ നടക്കും. വേദികളും പരിപാടിയുടെ വിശദ  വിവരങ്ങളും പിന്നീട് പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കും.

Monday, 17 September 2018

രാഗം തീയേറ്ററിന്റെ തിരശീല വീണ്ടും ഉയരുന്നു. ഒക്ടോബർ 10 മുതൽ

കായംകുളം കൊച്ചുണ്ണി എന്ന നിവിൻ പോളി മോഹൻലാൽ ചിത്രത്തോടുകൂടി തൃശൂർ രാഗം തിയേറ്ററിന്റെ തിരശീല വീണ്ടും ഉയരുന്നു.



Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Rajasthan festivals and fairs- October, November, December 2018.

RAJASTHAN KABIR YATRA 

Oct 2- 8, 2018
The Rajasthan Kabir Yatra is a travelling music festival which will journey over 6 days in and around Bikaner region, from 11-16 November 2016, creating a space where musicians, artists, scholars, students and seekers can immerse themselves in the voices of Bhakti and Sufi saint-poets such as Kabir, Mira, Bulleh Shah, questioning and dissolving boundaries of caste, class, religion and identity.


ABHANERI FESTIVAL 

11 Oct 12 Oct, 2018
‘Abhaneri festival’ is named after the village Abhaneri in the Dausa district which is around 90 km from Jaipur on the Agra road. This two-day festival has gained immense popularity amongst the tourists around the globe. This year, it will commence from 10th to 13th September with various Rajasthani & local folk performances like Kachhi Ghori, Kalbeliya, Ghoomar, and Bhawai. Festival was initiated by Rajasthan Tourism in 2008, it is of great significance for Rajasthan. The village of Abhaneri was originally named Abha Nagri, meaning "city of brightness”. The place is popular for the Chand Baori-step well, one of the largest step wells built over a thousand years ago. Be a part of the celebrations at Abhaneri and dip into the rustic charm of traditional Rajasthani music.

 

SHREE THE SACRED FESTIVAL

12 Oct 14 Oct, 2018
Pushkar town is a major tourist attraction for Rajasthan, and what better way to accentuate this mystical town than a sacred music festival. The Bhakti Festival is a religious music celebration of traditional music and hymns performed to take onlookers on a spiritual and pleasant journey. This new festival at the Pushkar Fair takes place at various religious places in Ajmer and Pushkar.

 

DUSSEHRA

18 Oct 5 Nov, 2018
Dussehra is a Hindu festival celebrated all over the country. As the name suggests, it is the ‘Tenth Day’ of the fierce battle fought; when Lord Rama killed King Ravana. This holy day marks the victory of good over evil. The Dussehra Festival of Kota is quite a unique experience for both, the residents and tourists. Villagers dress themselves in colourful traditional wear and join long processions to offer their prayers to Lord Rama. Cultural programmes are organised and include scintillating performances by well-known artists. However, the highlight of the festivities is the theatrical representation of the encounter popularly known as ‘Ramleela’. The drama is so highly anticipated among the locals that spectators start chanting the name of Lord Rama during the show. The climax of the show holds most appeal as it ends with setting alight gigantic effigies of the 10-headed Ravana along with his brother Kumbhkarana and his son Meghnath. These 75-feet tall statues are stuffed with crackers and once set on fire, they burst to create an extravagant show.
Kota Adventure Festival
18 Oct 5 Nov, 2018
ADVENTURE FESTIVAL The Kota Adventure Festival is held every year during Dusserha (October). Originally started off to boost tourism, this festival is a paradise for adventure-sports lovers. Tourists from across the world can witness various events such parasailing, rafting, wind surfing, water skiing and kayaking. Apart from these activities, visitors can also indulge in rock climbing, gliding, trekking, angling and rural excursions. The panoramic and stunning view of the Chambal River adds to the beauty and excitement of the Adventure Festival. KOTA

 

MARWAR FESTIVAL 

23 Oct 24 Oct 

 The most popular festival in Jodhpur is the Marwar Festival. The two-day festival is held every year in the month of Ashwin (between September and October) in memory of the heroes of Rajasthan. It was originally known as the Maand Festival. The main attraction of this festival is the folk music centering around the romantic lifestyle of Rajasthan's rulers. The music and dance of the Marwar region is the main theme of this festival. The folk dancers and singers assemble at the festival and provide lively entertainment. These folk artists give you a peek into the days of yore, of battles and of heroes who live on through their songs. Among other attractions at the festival is the Camel Tattoo Show and various competitions like Moustache, Turban Tying, Tug of War, Matka Race, Traditional Dress Competition and many more. The venues of this festival include the famous Clock Tower & Osian’s sand dunes. 

 

PUSHKAR FAIR

15 Nov 23 Nov
The Pushkar Fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) or Pushkar Mela, as it is locally known as, is an annual weeklong camel and livestock fair held in the town of Pushkar between the months of October and November. It is one of the world's largest camel fairs. Apart from the buying and selling of livestock, it has become an important tourist attraction. Competitions such as the ‘matka phod’, ‘longest moustache’ and ‘bridal competition’ are the main draws for this fair which attracts thousands of tourists. In recent years, the fair has also included an exhibition cricket match between the local Pushkar Club and a team of foreign tourists.
KOLAYAT FAIR
21 Nov 23 Nov
The Kolayat Fair of Bikaner holds great importance for the locals who eagerly await it. Tourists also experience a great time as the fair is celebrated on an expansive scale. Also known as ‘Kapil Muni Fair’, it is held in the month of November. The pomp and show of the fair is not its only attraction as it also possesses great religious significance. A large number of devotees visit the fair to take a holy dip in the Kolayat Lake. It is believed that a holy dip can absolve them of all their sins.


CHANDRABHAGA FAIR

22 Nov 24 Nov
Every year, the Chandrabhaga Fair in Rajasthan welcomes thousands of visitors and participants from all over the nation. It is held at Jhalrapatan, situated at a distance of about six kilometres from Jhalawar, in the month of Kartik (October and November). This fair attracts travellers, pilgrims and explorers alike with rituals and traditions practiced in this region. A lot of pilgrims assemble on the banks of river Chandrabhaga during the fair and participate in this gala event. The festival, named after the river Chrandrabhaga, is considered very sacred by the people of Rajasthan. People travel from far just for a dip in the river as they believe this will purify their souls. A huge cattle fair is also organised here, where livestock such as cows, horses, buffaloes, camels and bullocks are purchased from various parts for resale. The fair includes several spiritual and traditional activities. During the fair, the Department of Tourism organises activities over a course of 3 days like traditional Deepdan, Shobha Yatra and various competitions as well as cultural evenings.


MATSYA FESTIVAL

25 Nov 26 Nov
The Matsya festival of Alwar held in November over two days is the foremost of all fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. It is celebrated to glorify the prosperity, traditional values and colourful customs of the region. This festival is renowned for its colourful processions, cultural performances, an array of sporting events and impressive artistic exhibitions. The magnificence of Alwar’s numerous palaces and forts, lakes, hunting lodges, archaeological sites and thick forests, make it a delightful setting for a flamboyant celebration.


BUNDI FESTIVAL


26 Nov 28 Nov

 The Bundi Festival is celebrated in the month of Kartik (October-November) and includes several spiritual and traditional activities. It is a remarkable cluster of traditional art, culture and craftsmanship and visitors are left charmed by its magnificence. The program includes a colourful Shobha Yatra, arts & crafts fair, ethnic sports, cultural exhibition, classical music & dance program, turban competitions, bridal clothing, musical band competitions, and a sparkling fireworks display. Early in the morning, after the full moon night of Kartik Purnima, women and men clad in attractive colourful costumes light diyas or lamps on the banks of River Chambal and seek blessings. 

 

KUMBHALGARH FESTIVAL


1 Dec 3 Dec
The Kumbhalgarh fort, cradled in the Aravali Ranges, north of Udaipur, hosts the vibrant and colourful Kumbhalgarh Festival. This three-day festival is an incredible effort by the Department Of Tourism of the state to promote the culture and heritage of Rajasthan. The event is divided into two parts- day and night. In the daytime there is the folk performances by traditional artistes and competitions like turban tying and henna applying. On the other hand, the night is filled with impressive explosions of lights, sound, colours and dance. The Kumbhalgarh Festival is a must visit for ardent patrons of art, music and dance. Visit Rajasthan Tourism Facebook Page for more details. The Udaipur Airport is the closest and is located 98 kilometres away.

RANAKPUR FESTIVAL


21 Dec 22 Dec
Located in district Pali is the city of Ranakpur that becomes the delightful setting for one of the most popular festivals of Rajasthan. Organized by the Department of Tourism, this festival offers a unique insight into the local culture and heritage. With fun activities like yoga, nature walks at the foothills in forests of aravallis, visits to the Ranakpur Jain temple, hot air ballooning, interesting activities like : tug of war, beautiful decorations, cultural programmes, the open air amphitheater at Sun Temple showcases attractive folk and classical performances every evening and much more, the Ranakpur Festival is something you simply cannot miss. This festival is usually held on the 21st and 22nd of December every year, playing host to tourists from all corners of the globe, to immerse them in a colorful affair of cultural festivity.

WINTER FESTIVAL – MT. ABU


29 Dec 30 Dec
The annual Winter Festival held at Mount Abu in December pays homage to the rich culture and tradition of Rajasthan. The much-talked about event is a rare combination of cultural vibrancy, stunning handicrafts and delicious food, set against a scenic backdrop. This three day extravaganza brings together craftsmen and performers from every corner of the state. It is also known for its sporting and entertainment events, such as kite flying, rowing competitions and poetry reading sessions. Also, it is the only festival in Rajasthan where cricket has been introduced as a part of the celebration. A grand procession marks the beginning of the festival. It culminates at the Nakki Lake with the ‘Deepdaan’ ceremony in the evening, where hundreds of diyas (earthen lamps) are set afloat in the water as a form of respect. A stunning display of fireworks ends the festival on a spectacular note. The dates for 2016 are 29th December and 30th December. The Udaipur Airport is the closest and is located 175 kilometres away.




Thursday, 6 September 2018

Kerala Festivals- September, October, November, December 2018


Manarcad Perunnal

Event date: 1st to 8th, 2018
Venue: St. Mary's Church
Location: Manarcaud
District: Kottayam
                      

Neelamperoor Padayani

Event date: 09-09-2018
Venue: Palli Bhagavathi Temple
Location: Neelamperoor
District: Alappuzha

Revathi Pattathanam

Event date: 24-10-2018
Venue: Tali Mahadeva Temple
Location: Kozhikode (Calicut)
District: Kozhikode

Mannarasala Ayilyam

Event date: 01-11-2018
Venue: Sree Nagaraja Temple, Mannarasala
Location: Harippad
District: Alappuzha

Parumala Perunnal

Event date: 02-11-2018
Venue: Parumala Church
Location: Pathanamthitta
District: Pathanamthitta

Kalpathi Ratholsavam

Start date: 14-11-2018
End date: 16-11-2018
Venue: Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple
Location: Kalpathi
District: Palakkad

Vettukadu Feast in Thiruvananthapuram

Start date: 17-11-2018
End date: 26-11-2018
Venue: Madre-de-Deus Church
Location: Vettukadu
District: Thiruvananthapuram

Mandala Pooja

Start date: 17-11-2018
End date: 27-12-2018
Venue: Lord Ayyappa Temple, Sabarimala
Location: Sabari Hills in the Western Ghats
District: Pathanamthitta

Vaikathashtami

Event date: 30-11-2018
Venue: Lord Shiva temple
Location: Vaikom
District: Kottayam

Perumthitta Tharavad Kottamkuzhy

Start date: 07-12-2018
End date: 16-12-2018
Venue: Perumthitta near Chandrapuram
District: Kasaragod


Wednesday, 5 September 2018

മൈസൂർ ദസറ ഒക്ടോബർ 10 മുതൽ 19 വരെ.



പ്രശസ്തമായ മൈസൂർ ദസറ ആഘോഷങ്ങൾ  ഒക്ടോബർ 10  മുതൽ ആരംഭിക്കുന്നു. ദസറ ദിനങ്ങളിൽ മൈസൂർ നഗരം മുഴുവൻ അലങ്കാരങ്ങളും ദീപക്കാഴ്ചകളുമായി ഒരുങ്ങും.
ഇതോടനുബന്ധിച്ചു പ്രത്യേക പ്രദർശനങ്ങളും അരങ്ങേറും. മൈസൂരിന്റെ പൈതൃകവും സംസ്കാരവും മനസിലാക്കുന്നതിനുള്ള അപൂർവ അവസരം കൂടിയാണ് ദസറ ദിനങ്ങൾ.

Mysore Dasara 2018 Main Events

Mysore Dasara Procession (Jumbo Savari) - 19th October 2018 Early Afternoon

Mysore Dasara Torchlight Parade - 19th October 2018 Evening


Mysore Dasara 2018 Palace illumination

Mysore Palace will be illuminated with more than 97,000 bulb lights.

07.00 PM to 09.00 PM from 10th October 2018 to 18th October 2018

07.00 PM to 10.00 PM on 19th October 2018


No entry inside the palace on 18th October 2018 on the day of Vijayadashmi procession.