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Most Awaited Festival

Written By - Sanskruti Adurkar ( X, Abhinav Vidyalay) Edited By - Niyati Chande (IX B Abhinav Vidyalay) Indian festivals are full of joy, enjoyment, happiness, and prosperity. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of those festivals. Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that was initially celebrated mostly in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, but now is celebrated worldwide. All over the world people celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with love and faith. It is a 10 days festival that comes every year in August or September. This year it is from 10th September to 20th September. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated to mark the birth of elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha, who is the youngest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.   The birth story of Lord Ganesha   There is a very interesting story of Lord Ganesha being born and having an elephant head. Once goddess Parvati went for a bath in absence of Lord Shiva. Since there was no one to guard her, she created a little boy out of her body dirt and gave him life,

Vibrant Gujarat

Toral Parasiya, [Xth std,Abhinav Vidyalay] Pc- Vogue Traveller s   Gujarat, with its multi-hued cultural, geographic and historical extravaganza, is a traveler's delight. It has something for everyone. In the coming few minutes you will be reading some of the great places to visit in Gujarat and why to visit them. Archaeological Marvels There are some great historical sites to visit in Gujarat. Let's take a look at them. Pc- Trawel   Lakhota Palace and Museum:  This beautiful palace is located in  Jamnagar, it is surrounded by  placid waters of Lakhota lake.  It was ordered to be built by the  rulers of Nawanagar. Designed  as fort it could be well defended,  soldiers were posted around it to  fend off the enemy attack. In the  present time this palace/museum  has artefacts from the 9th to the  18th century including pottery from nearby villages and the skeleton of a whale. Pc- Desh Gujarat Pc- Native Planet  

Temples of Kerala

Archana Nair, Std X, Abhinav Vidyalay      I would like to tell you about my trip to Kerala. Kerala is located in southwestern end of the Indian Sub-continent. It is famous for its abundance in production of Tea & Rice. But let me tell you, it is also famous for its temples. I visited some temples in Kerala with my parents and grandparents.    First Temple we visited was Kottarakkara Shri Maha Ganapathy Temple, shortly called Kottarakara Temple. The deities of this temple are Lord Shiva, Goddesses Parvathy, Lord Ganesh, Lord Murugan, Lord Ayyapa and Nagaraja. All deities except Goddesses Parvathy and Lord Ganesh are kept facing towards the East, as in that temple main Gods and Goddesses face to east. Not only the name of the temple is Kottarakkara Ganapathy but also, the main importance is given to Parents God Shiva and Goddess Parvathy, the main offering of this temple is Unniyappam - a sweet round fritter mainly made up of banana, rice flour and jaggery. The main festival is