Gulaal Gota

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: The Jaipur tradition of “Gulaal Gota” involves small lac balls filled with dry Gulaal (coloured powder) thrown during Holi celebrations.   About Gulaal Gota: These balls are made by Muslim artisans known as Manihaars in Jaipur, with lac sourced from Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. The tradition dates back around …

Gorsam Kora Festival

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: India Today   Context: The Gorsam Kora Festival, held annually in Arunachal Pradesh’s Zemithang valley, concluded, celebrating the shared Himalayan Buddhist cultural heritage and the enduring friendship between India and Bhutan. Located along the Nyanmjang Chu River, Zemithang is historically significant as the refuge where the 14th Dalai Lama sought …

Paruveta Utsavam

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Efforts are underway to secure UNESCO recognition for the annual ‘Paruveta’ (mock hunting festival) held at the Sri Narasimha Swamy temple in Ahobilam as an ‘intangible cultural heritage’. Legend has it that Lord Vishnu, in his incarnation as Narasimha, married a tribal girl named Chenchulakshmi, and the …

Hori Habba

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times  Context: During the annual Hori Habba bull races in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district, two individuals lost their lives in separate incidents.

Chandubi Festival

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times  Context: The Chandubi Festival is a vibrant event held near Chandubi Lake in Assam’s Kamrup district. Celebrated for the past 14 years, the festival showcases Assamese culture with activities such as folk music performances, traditional dance shows, local handicraft exhibitions, and Assamese cuisine stalls. The festival has …

Paryushan 2023

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source; TOI   Context: Paryushan Parv is a significant festival in Jainism, observed by both Digambara and Shwetambar communities. It is a time for deep reflection, repentance, and redemption for Jains.   Significance: Spiritual Significance: Paryushan Parv inspires individuals to cultivate virtuous qualities. It involves fasting, penance, meditation, and self-reflection, …

Kharchi Puja

  Source: IE  Context: Kharchi Puja is a fascinating festival celebrated in the Northeastern state of Tripura in India. Also known as the ‘Festival of 14 Gods,‘ it takes place on the eighth day of the new moon in July or August each year. The festival revolves around the worship of Chaturdasa Devata, the ancestral …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 16 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …