Maha Shivratri is a day that is observed to worship Lord Shiva. For Hindus, Lord Shiva is one of the important deities and on this day devotees sings hymns and praises in the name of the Lord. You will see that Shiva temples all over the country are decorated with colorful lights and devotional music is played. On this auspicious day of the marriage of Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati, devotees observe fast throughout the day and offer worship of Shiva Lingam.
Chandrashekara Venkat Ramana was the scientist who discovered the Raman Effect of particle scattering. He was awarded the Nobel Prize and hence in his honor, his birthday is celebrated as the National Science Day in India. Science fests and events are organized in schools and colleges for the same and students are educated about him.
Let us all remember the legendary Marathi author – Kusumagraj on his birth anniversary. Kusumagraj popularly known as Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar was born on 27th February, 1912 and hence this day is observed as Marathi Diwas. “Marathi Language Day” is another name by which this historic day is well-known in Maharashtra, India and worldwide. There are numerous seminars and cultural shows organized on this day as a mark of respect to the eminent personality.
The India Travel Mart is taking place in Goa for a span of 3 days starting from 27th February. It is a one stop destination to find all travel related things in one place. It is an event where road shows, travel agent conferences, global linkages, corporate meet ups and much more happens.
Yoga is the ancient form of exercise popular in India and it has taken the world by storm. The Yoga Retreat in Goa is taking place from 21st February to 2nd March 2016 at Bamboo Yoga Retreat in Patnem. Popular instructors like Melanie Cooper and Jennie Nilaya are acting as the main instructors.
The Goa Triathlon event is taking place on 21st February 2016 at the swimming pool Bambolim, Goa. A triathlon is a competition involving different sports like swimming, biking and running. It tests the endurance and strength of its participants and the Goa series is affiliated with Goa Olympic Association as well as the Indian Triathlon Federation.
The India Bike Week is happening on 19th and 20th of February 2016 as is famed to be the most popular biker festival in the country presently in its 4th season. Bikers and bike enthusiasts from all over the country travel to Goa for the carnival which promises people, food, fun and much more!