Festivals of India:
1.Sindhu Darshan festival is celebrated on the banks of river Sindhu,
(known as Indus also) which gave ”India” its name. The festival is celebrated
on the full moon day,(Guru Purnima) in Hindu month, Ashadha,
(between June and July) each year. It is a festival of 3 days.
On the first day a reception ceremony is conducted on the bank
of the river Sindhu at Shey Manla,located in Leh, Ladakh (in the
State of Jammu and Kashmir) by a joint association of committes
of different religious groups. 50 senior Lamas offer prayers on the
banks of the river as a part of ritual of the festival. A series of cultural
programmes are presented by the artists from the various states of
the country and sight seeing tours also are conducted for the
participants of the festival.Then the day ends with bonfire.
A puja (worship) is organised on the second day of the festival.
On the last day it is time for the participants to depart.
2.Shimla Summer Festival, at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh,
during the first week of June.
3. The exuberant 10 days Rath Yatra/Cart festival of Lord
Jagannatha at Puri, in the State of Orissa, is held on the
second day of the Hindu month Ashadha, every year.
The festival celebrates the annual journey of Lord Jagannatha
along with His brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, from the 12th
century Jagannath temple at puri in 3 splendid wooden chariots,
pulled by devotees to the Gundicha Mata’s temple, 3 km away. The chariots
of Lord Jagannatha, Balabhadra and Subhadra are respectively known
as Nandighosh, Taladhwaja and Padmadhwaja. The festival ends 9 days
later, when the 3 deities make their way back home to the Jagannatha temple.
4.Trinity Sunday is celebrated on Sunday after Pentecost. The Catholic Church
has set aside the day to honour the most fundamental Christian beliefs- the
5. The nativity feast of Saint John, the Baptist, is the most
popular festival in Goa.(celebrated on June 24th annually)
It is a Christian feast day celebrating the birth of John ,
the Baptist, who foretold the coming of the Messiah in the
person of Jesus and who baptized Jesus.
Puttanna Kanagal,(B:December 1, 1933;D:June 5,1985)was an Indian
popular film maker(Kannada cinema).
6.Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul on June 29th annually at Goa.
St. Peter was a patron of the fisherman and St. Paul
was known for his hand craft. Both were martyred
on the same day leading to the celebration of these
two Saints on the same day. They are celebrated on June 29th.
7.Hemis Festival (June 29-30), at Hemis Monastery, Leh,
Ladakh, It commemorates the birth of Padmasabhava, who
founded Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. There’s traqditional music,
colourful masked dances and a fair, full of striking handicrafts.
1)Egypt’s ex-President Hosni Mubarak(84 years) gets life imprisonment
on June2, 2012; a stunning fall from grace for a man who ruled the country
for nearly 3 decades. He is the first Arab leader, to be tried in his own country.
He faced charges of corruption and found guilty for his role in the killings of
protesters during last year’s uprising that ousted him from power.
2)Nigeria’s DANA Air flight crashed into buildings in Lagos, the commercial capital of
Nigeria, killing 153 on board and 40 others on the ground on June 3, 2012.
3)International day of Innocent Children, Victims of Aggression, on June 4.
4)June,5th-World environment day.
National Filaria Day in India was launched on June 5, 2oo4 by Union Health
Minister, Dr. A.Ramadoss. However, the day is observed every year on
5)June 6th,2012- The brightest planet Venus passed right in front of the Sun/
between Sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until 2117.
6)Fathers’ Day on third Sunday of June.
7)14th June–Birthday of Steffi Graf, tennis star ;
World Blood Donor Day and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
8)International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26th.
Kayyara Kinhanna Rai(B:June 8, 1915)is an author,
poet, former journalist and independence activist.
9)World Diabetes Day on June 27th.
10)June,29th-National Statistics Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of
statistician, Prasantha Chandra Mahalanobis, the father of modern Indian