Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Forbes India - 11 Events Not to Miss in 2010

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    “Where do we go, nobody knows,” sang Coldplay. Not anymore. With the Forbes India events guide, you will know exactly where you have to be next year
    • 1 Thailand New Year’s Eve Party
    • 2 Maha Kumbh Mela — January to April
    • The Maha Kumbh Mela (kumbh means pot and mela means fair) is a mass Hindu pilgrimage and it occurs once every 12 years, rotating among four locations in India. According to astrologers, the Kumbh Mela takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries. This year, the festival will be held from January to April, at Haridwar in Uttarakhand. To commemorate this holy event, millions of Hindus from all over the country come together to take a holy dip in the Ganga. It is believed that bathing during the Kumbh absolves one of all sins and evils and grants salvation. The main bathing dates are January 14, February 12 and 13, March 15 and April 14. If taking a dip in the Ganga is not your thing, you can catch the naked Naga sadhus who throng the event on bathing days.
    • It is also believed that at the time of Kumbh, Ganga’s water is charged with positive healing effects. During the 2004 Kumbh at Haridwar, more than 10 million devotees gathered at the site. Brace yourself to face the crowds for some amazing photo opportunities. Plus you get to fulfil your spiritual quota for the year!
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    • Find this article in Forbes India Magazine of 08 January, 2010

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