DirectRooms.com – Celebrate Nariyal Purnima in Mumbai on 24 August 2010
Nariyal Purnima is known as the festival of fisherman and marks the beginning of the fishing season. Celebrated in western India and parts of Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra, Nariyal Purnima will be celebrated in Mumbai on the 24th of August, 2010.
[ClickPress, Mon Jul 19 2010] On the day of the festival a coconut, also known as a nariyal, is offered to Lord Varuna, the God of the Sea. The offering is made to Lord Varuna so that fisherman can have a good fishing season.
Nariyal Purnima is one of the ways in which Raksha Bandhan is celebrated. Raksha Bandhan celebrations take place in different ways across India and Nariyal Purnima is the regional variety of the Raksha Bandhan festival. Interestingly, even though the celebrations fall on the same day they often have little to do with the original festival of Raksha Bandhan.
The festival Nariyal Purnima will be marked by a number of informal events and tourists are advised to consult with the Mumbai tourist information centre to find out where to go to experience the festive activities.
By Indian standards Mumbai is a very young city, most of the land on which Mumbai is based did not exist three centuries ago. In fact the land on which Mumbai is based was reclaimed from the ocean three centuries ago.
Mumbai is the largest city in India and is well known to be the most eclectic and cosmopolitan of Indian cities. For tourists who stay in one of the premium local hotels Mumbai will offer exceptional rest and relaxation amenities.
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