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indian subcontinent SAIJIKI - monsoon: varsha

Updated: Sep 21, 2021

summer monsoon: southwest monsoon

June to September: whole of india

winter monsoon: seasonal rainfall

October to December: northeast india:


 


season: ritu

depression

trade winds



 

heavens: akaash

cloud burst

torrential rains

dramatic thunder and lightning

black clouds


 


earth: prithvi

summer monsoon - humid

winter monsoon - warm moist air

floods

landslides

potholes

tree fall



 


humanity: manushyata

rainwater harvesting

harvest season

leveling, rolling the field

airdropping the seed

fertilizing

planting of rice, cotton, soybeans

pookalam/ floral carpet for onam

making of clay/terracotta ganesha idols


 


observances: utsava

guru purnima

nariyal purnima

raksha bandhan

teej: Haryana, Rajasthan

puri rath yatra: Orissa

ganesh chaturthi

krishna janmashtami

hemis festival: Ladakh

behdienkhlam: Meghalaya

sao joao: Goa

adiperukku: Tamil Nadu

onam: Kerala new year


 


animals & birds: pashu & pakshi

blue-bearded bee-eater

malabar pit viper ( western ghats )

purple frog (western ghats )

hammer-headed worms

malabar gliding frog

tiger beetles

pied cuckoo

indian bullfrog

pink forest crab

red velvet mites/rain bugs

coral snakes


 

plants: paudhe

balsam

hydrangea

champa (spring?)

marigold

hibiscus

cassia fistula: amaltas


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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Sep 27, 2021

Monsoon is something Indians should know!! Can you give regional words we use for monsoon? Every language should be having different words to describe rains. Can you share them here, please?

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Hifsa  Ashraf
Hifsa Ashraf
Jan 22, 2023
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Saawan or Barsaat is a common word that is used instead of Monsoon here in Pakistan. In Punjabi, baddal or kannian is used for rain.

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