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Goddess Durga was given permission by Lord Shiva to visit her mother for nine days in the year. Navratri is said to commemorate this visit every year.

 

Another legend in North India says that Lord Ram worshiped Goddess Durga’s nine forms over nine days. As a result, he was granted the strength to kill the evil Ravan and free Sita.

 

Nepali Hindus also celebrate Navratri festival in a big way. On this festival the emphasis on family ties and put the red colored kumkum on each other's forehead.

 

The three main Navratri that are celebrated in India are: Sharad Navratri, Vasant Navratri and Ashada Navratri.

 

The Poya day, full moon day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka.

 

The famous Lipton tea was sourced from Sri Lanka by its founder.

 

Sri Lanka has two official languages – Sinhala and Tamil.

 

The name of Sri Lanka was Ceylon until 1972.

 

The first established capital of ancient Sri Lanka was Anuradhapura and the era was known as Anuradhapura Kingdom.

 

Sri Lanka was the first country in the world to democratically elect a woman as the head of state.

 

Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth (where the relic of the tooth of Buddha is housed), is the most sacred Buddhist site in the world.

 

Sri Lanka’s national flag is said to be one of the oldest flags in the world.

 

Sri Lanka is known as both the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’ and the ‘teardrop of India’ due to its shape.

 

New York has the most people named Yashoda per capita.

 

Modak is believed to be a favourite of Lord Ganesha and is especially prepared during the festival. Literally, it refers to something that brings joy

 

Though many believe Ganesha to be a bachelor, there are numerous instances where Ganesha is represented with two wives-Ridhi and Sidhi. Both of them were created by Brahma to placate Ganesha who was distraught at not having any wife when several Gods and deities had more than one.

 

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was founder of the ISKCON movement.

 

Mathura has around 400 temples dedicated to Nandgopal.

 

The term Krishna in Sanskrit means 'black'.

 

Although Krishna’s pairing with Radha is world famous, there is no mention of Radha in ancient scriptures.

 
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