V.V. RAMANAN

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1. Deepavali or Diwali;
2. Makara Sankranthi
3. Bihu;
4. It starts on ‘Maha shashti and ends on ‘Bijoya dashami’ of the Hindu month of Ashvin or Ashwayuja
5. Gautama Buddha;
6. The consecration of the Guru Granth Sahib as the eternal Guru (Gurta Gaddi) and the ‘Parlok gaman’ of Guru Gobind Singh;
7. Eid ul-Fitr or Id-ul-Fitr
8. To ensure wedded bliss and long life for their husbands and children;
9. ‘Lantern festival’;
10. Mahabali
11. Bhai-Dhuj;
12. Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra
13. It is the Parsi new year;
14. The marriage of Draupadi and Arjuna;
15. ‘Jallikattu’