|Badaga month||Equivalent Tamil month||English month||Name of the festival||Day|
|Ku:dal||Tai||Jan – Feb||Ka:nikke habba (Dodda habba – kade uppu atto:du, e:r ma:ttodu)||Monday after new moon|
|A:la:ni||Ma:si||Feb – Mar||Ma:ri habba
Ma:si magam (te:r habba)
|First Friday after New Moon
Full moon day
|Nalla:ni||Panguni||Mar – Apr||Kenda habba
(bittikkodu, e:r u:do:du)
|A:ni||Citirai||Apr – May||No festival|
|A:dire||Vaika:si||May – Jun||Ka:r uppu – Uppa:tta
Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
|A:di||A:ni||Jun – Jul||Hallaga halatto:du||Monday|
|A:vani||A:di||Jul – Aug||Devva haba – patta harasodu, tene etto:du
|Peratta:di||A:vani||Aug – Sep||Gowrabba
|Dodda di:vige||Puratta:si||Sep – Oct|
|Kiru di:vige||Aipasi||Oct – Nov||Haccikkore habba|
|Tai||Ka:rtigai||Nov – Dec||Nelliore habba
Full Moon day
|Hemma:tti||Ma:rgazhi||Ded – Jan||Teppa kula habba
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More than 372,000 hits…
That is a lot of hits for a website [weblog] on BADAGA that is focused on a small community of the Blue Mountains - the Nilgiris, in the southern part of India. Is it due to...
the urge to know the unknown about ourselves....
to sift the truth from fiction....the satisfaction that we have a very unique history.....the mystery about the mistaken migration.....the traditions that are still steadfastly followed.....the great language that has survived for centuries without a script...
The simple fact that this site's motto of 'Proud to be a Badaga ; Proud to be an Indian' has become an accepted norm...
You all, my dear friends, have made me bow my head in gratitude.
Proud to be an Indian and proud to be a Badaga, indeed.
Hope to say - 'thanks a million' soon...
Wg Cdr Bellie Jayaprakash, the 'All-in-One' of this site. Started as a hobby but now an obsession.This website crossed the milestone of 100,000 visitors on 8-3-2010, 150,000 visitors on 20-4-2011, 200,000 visitors on 6-4-2012 , 250,000 on 22-1-2013, 300,000 hits on 6-1-2014 and 350,000 on 6-1-15. Feel humbled but proud
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LetterAnand Ramachandran(Muttinadu) writes :This is the the first time I am visiting this site.... It took 5 hours to go through this site, you have done a fantastic job. Its just like a bible for our next generation. Thanks for your commitment!
- Bhuvaneshwari R writes :- This website is one of the best I have seen. Didn’t think I would find so much detail about our culture. The history of origin of Badagas is quite fascinating. Photos are also really great. Really good to see someone do an effort to spread awareness.Thank you… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Needs & Greeds
Here's a question that was posed to the Dalai Lama:
"What thing about humanity surprises you the most?"
His answer is : "MAN - Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn't enjoy the present,
And as a result he doesn't live in the present or the future. And he lives as if he's never going to die and then he dies having never really lived".
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