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Vishu 2021: Date, history, significance and celebrations of Kerala New Year(Twitter/ajithFC)

Vishu 2021: Date, history, significance and celebrations of Kerala New Year

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 07:48 PM IST
  • Vishu 2021: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebrations of the Malayalam New Year in Kerala with some interesting traditions associated with this harvest festival of Vishu Kani
A man dressed up as King Mahabali greeting people on the occasion of Onam. A scene from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.(VIVEK R NAIR/HT PHOTO.)
A man dressed up as King Mahabali greeting people on the occasion of Onam. A scene from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.(VIVEK R NAIR/HT PHOTO.)

CM Pinarayi Vijayan unveils 100-day action plan for Kerala ahead of Onam

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 09:49 PM IST
The CM said the state government has also written to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Union government to extend moratorium on all loans in the state.
Happy Baisakhi 2020: History and significance of this harvest festival.
Happy Baisakhi 2020: History and significance of this harvest festival.

Happy Baisakhi 2020: History and significance of this harvest festival

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 10:17 AM IST
Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakhi marks the Sikh New Year and is a spring harvest festival celebrated in Punjab and other parts of North India.
Basant Panchami 2020: Essentially a harvest festival, Basant Panchami, however is observed for a variety of reasons across the country.
Basant Panchami 2020: Essentially a harvest festival, Basant Panchami, however is observed for a variety of reasons across the country.

Basant Panchami 2020: Recipes to make at home during the festival

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Basant Panchami 2020: This Basant Panchmi treat yourself to some uniquely prepared dishes which are yellow in colour.
Amritsar, India- January 12, 2020: People purchase kites on the eve of Lohri festival at a market, in Amritsar, India, on Sunday, January 12, 2020. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)
Amritsar, India- January 12, 2020: People purchase kites on the eve of Lohri festival at a market, in Amritsar, India, on Sunday, January 12, 2020. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)

Happy Lohri 2020: Here’s how the festival got its name

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 08:42 AM IST
Lohri 2020: According to beliefs, the items are fed to the fire god to appease him and bless everyone with abundance and prosperity.
Jammu, India – January 12, 2020: A roadside vendor displays customary eatables like peanuts, popcorns and other snacks ahead of Lohri festival, which will celebrated on 13th January every year in Jammu, on Sunday, January 12, 2020. On the Lohri day people fly kites in the day and light bonfires in the night to celebrate the event Lohri.(Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Jammu, India – January 12, 2020: A roadside vendor displays customary eatables like peanuts, popcorns and other snacks ahead of Lohri festival, which will celebrated on 13th January every year in Jammu, on Sunday, January 12, 2020. On the Lohri day people fly kites in the day and light bonfires in the night to celebrate the event Lohri.(Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

Happy Lohri 2020: 5 things that are an integral part of the festival

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Lohri 2020: The festival is celebrated to mark the end of winter and is associated with the harvest of the Rabi crop. The festival is also known as Lohadi or Lal Loi.
Amritsar, India – January 11, 2020: Students in traditional attire during a celebration ahead of Lohri festival in Amritsar, Punjab, India on Saturday, January 11, 2020.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Amritsar, India – January 11, 2020: Students in traditional attire during a celebration ahead of Lohri festival in Amritsar, Punjab, India on Saturday, January 11, 2020.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Happy Lohri 2020: Here are few traditional recipes to treat your taste buds to this festival

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 10:08 AM IST
Lohri 2020: Observed annually on January 13, Lohri is associated with the harvest of the Rabi crop and marks the end of winter. Food is an integral part of all Indian festivals.
Malyali community of Mahabali Nagar decorated Bhopal`s biggest Pookkalam to welcome the emperor Mahabali ahead of Onam festival in Bhopal, India, on Sunday, August 23, 2015. (Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Malyali community of Mahabali Nagar decorated Bhopal`s biggest Pookkalam to welcome the emperor Mahabali ahead of Onam festival in Bhopal, India, on Sunday, August 23, 2015. (Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

Onam 2019: Onam date, history and significance of Kerala’s harvest festival

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 10:19 AM IST
The festival is celebrated to honour the much-beloved demon King Mahabali, who is believed to return to Kerala during Onam.
Onam is a major, annual harvest festival
Onam is a major, annual harvest festival

Happy Onam 2019: Onam messages, WhatsApp and Facebook, quotes, wishes, and greetings to share

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 10:15 AM IST
Here are some of the best Onam messages, WhatsApp and Facebook statuses, quotes, wishes, and greetings to share on Onam with your loved ones.
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(iStock)

Better than 2018, but still a lacklustre Gudi Padwa for the realty sector

Hindustan Times | By Aishwarya Iyer
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Boomtime incentives like cars and gold coins remain a thing of the past. Experts explain why business is up, but only just.
Devotees led decked-up cows over burning hay to celebrate the Hindu harvest festival in a ritual, called Kicchu Hayisuvudu, seeking good fortune and protection from harm.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Devotees led decked-up cows over burning hay to celebrate the Hindu harvest festival in a ritual, called Kicchu Hayisuvudu, seeking good fortune and protection from harm.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Cows made to walk on fire as a ritual in Karnataka’s harvest festival

Bangalore | By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2019 08:20 PM IST
The age-old Kicchu Hayisuvudu ritual is believed to bring good fortune and keep cows, which are sacred to Hindus, and other livestock and crops from harm’s way.
Palamedu Jalikattu 2019: SR Ramar, a 50-year-old farmer with his prized bull Arulu, which will take part in the Jallikattu event in Aviniapuram.(Moses Abishek / HT Photo)
Palamedu Jalikattu 2019: SR Ramar, a 50-year-old farmer with his prized bull Arulu, which will take part in the Jallikattu event in Aviniapuram.(Moses Abishek / HT Photo)

Jallikattu 2019: Significance, history and importance of bull taming festival starting today

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Palamedu Jalikattu 2019 Today: This year Jallikattu it is being celebrated on January 15.
Makar Sankranti 2019: An activity which is synonymous with Makar Sankranti is kite flying and the sky is seen covered by kites of all colours and sizes.
Makar Sankranti 2019: An activity which is synonymous with Makar Sankranti is kite flying and the sky is seen covered by kites of all colours and sizes.

Makar Sankranti 2019: Significance of the festival

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 01:08 PM IST
Makar Sankranti also marks the starting of a six months propitious period for Hindus referred to as the Uttarayana period. Every 12 years, along with Makar Sankranti celebrations, the Kumbh Mela also takes place, which is one of the world’s largest mass privileges.
Kochi: A vendor selling “Thrikkakara Appan”, the most important of Onam celebration in Kochi, August 24(PTI)
Kochi: A vendor selling “Thrikkakara Appan”, the most important of Onam celebration in Kochi, August 24(PTI)

In a time of loss, a bit of cheer on Onam in Kerala

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 07:57 PM IST
The harvest festival was celebrated across the state in a remarkable coming together of all faiths. The tragedy has unleashed a spirit of camaraderie and cooperation unseen in an intensely political state.
An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in Kerala.(REUTERS)
An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in Kerala.(REUTERS)

Death toll in floods rises to 265, PM Modi says India stands by Kerala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 05:13 PM IST
The observation of Onam, the annual harvest festival, was subdued in Kerala, with 8.69 lakh people still in 2,287 relief camps.
A traditional Bihu dance is performed by men and women and there are bihugeets or songs sung as well.(HT file photo)
A traditional Bihu dance is performed by men and women and there are bihugeets or songs sung as well.(HT file photo)

Bihu 2018: Date, significance and rituals of the Assamese harvest festival

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 08:53 AM IST
April 15 marks Bohag Bihu, the Assamese new year and harvest festival. Here’s what you should know about its cultural significance.
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Bihu 2018: Best quotes, SMSes, wishes to share on WhatsApp and Facebook

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 08:58 AM IST
Happy Bihu: Here are some of the best quotes, messages and images to share with your family and friends. You can post these on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses people at the inauguration of the Ambedkar National Memorial at 26 Alipur Road, in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses people at the inauguration of the Ambedkar National Memorial at 26 Alipur Road, in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI photo)

Modi, Kovind greet nation on Ambedkar Jayanti, harvest festivals

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 12:40 PM IST
Along with tweeting his greetings in English, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wrote his messages various regional languages.
Men perform the bhangra while women perform gidda during Baisakhi.(HT file photo)
Men perform the bhangra while women perform gidda during Baisakhi.(HT file photo)

Baisakhi 2018: Date, history and significance of this harvest festival

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 10:43 AM IST
The festival of Baisakhi celebrates a plentiful harvest and marks the start of the Punjabi new year. We tell you more about the historical significance of the festival.
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Baisakhi 2018: Best quotes, SMSes, wishes to share on WhatsApp and Facebook

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 10:41 AM IST
Happy Baisakhi: Here are some of the best quotes, messages and images to share with your family and friends. You can post these on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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