Crowd at Kumbh Mela festival, the world’s largest religious gathering, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Photo by Yury Birukov.

Kumbh Mela

Often attracting over 200 million attendees, this Hindu religious festival is the largest festival and gathering of humans in the world. The legend behind Kumbh Mela (the festival of the sacred Pitcher) is that Hindu gods and demons were fighting over a kumbh (pot or pitcher), carrying amrit, the nectar of immortality, created after the […]

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IRDAI Closed Holiday List 2020

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is an autonomous, statutory body tasked with regulating and promoting the insurance and reinsurance industries in India. S. No. Holiday Date Day 1. Makar Sankranti / Pongal January 15 Wednesday 2. Republic Day January 26 Sunday 3. Maha Shivaratri February 21 Friday 4. Holi March 10 Tuesday 5. Mahavir Jayanti April 6 […]

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