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Karthigai Vratham or Kartikai Vratam.—The Hindu festival going by the name Kartikai is celebrated on the full-moon day in the month of the same name corresponding to the English month October-November, when the moon is in conjunction with the asterism Kritikai (Pleiades). Though the observance of the Vratha is to propitiate the five elements, greater importance is attached to the propitiation of Agni (fire) and all the houses are profusely lighted and illuminated after sunset, in consequence.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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