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Editor’s Choice are special features hand picked by the editorial team at IndiaVivid. It showcases interesting reads, facets and themes around India.

Karnavedha Samskara- Ear Piercing Ceremony

The birth of a new life spurs the entire household into a flurry of activities. Right from how the newborn should be held, fed and bathed, every little detail is pondered upon. What our grandmothers followed, is often quoted to…

Chaukori – An alluring village in the Himalayas

Chaukori Some places have the magical power of making you fall in love with them, with their surroundings and with the mountains. Chaukori is one such small hill station. It is located in the Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand at an…

Adi Perukku- A monsoon festival in Tamil Nadu

Aadi Perukku   Aadi Perukku is a festival celebrated mainly in Tamil Nadu during the monsoons. Celebrating this festival is a way through which people pay tribute to Water and acknowledges its irreplaceable value in human civilization. Adi Perukku falls…

Berinag- A Hamlet in the Himalayan mountains

If you ever wished to visit the beautifully tucked villages in the mountain that we see in photo frames and New Year greeting cards, a trip to Berinag may fulfill that wish. Surrounded by the Garhwal Himalayas and the spectacular…

Exotic and rare fruits found in India

Fruits are an important part of our diet. They are a rich source of vitamin C, fiber, certain minerals, and water.  India is the second largest producer of fruits in the world.   Not surprising as our country is an amalgamation…

Munsiyari- nature’s paradise

If you are a nature lover, you cannot afford to miss the sightseeing tours of Uttrakhand. This state has been blessed with the lush green forests, majestic mountains and blissful lakes; Munsiyari is no exception to it. Located in the…

Sadar Bazaar – A Complete Guide

Planning a vacation with your loved ones? Book your tickets to the sandy state of Rajasthan today and you will not be disappointed. There is so much to do and see in this beautiful tourist attraction apart from just heading…

Devikulam- unexplored hill station of India

There are several hill stations in India that mesmerizes you by its natural beauty, sparkling lakes, snow covered mountains, but no one can beat Devikulam, located in Kerala. The destination is enveloped with lush green forests and tea plantation. This…

Naamkaran, the traditional Indian baby naming ceremony

The birth of a child is a life-altering event. The parents have hopes, dreams and belief about what the child will be. They even have a name ready which is usually offered at the Naamkaran ceremony. Your name is your…

Godh Bharai, the Indian baby shower ceremony

For a woman, becoming a mother is like getting a new birth. She goes from being to just a woman, a wife to being a mother. Her role is celebrated and revered across the world and in India. Women in…

Chopta Chandrashila Trek- Journey to Paradise on Earth

A mountain lover should never miss the Chopta Chandrashila trek, which is another exciting adventure amidst the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Chopta is a village located at an elevation of 2680 meters and 254 km from Rishikesh. The Chopta valley…

Reasons to visit Mughalsarai

Popularly referred to as Gateway of Varanasi, the destination Mughalsarai occupies a special interest in the minds of tourists, due to its varied places of interest. The destination won’t disappoint you as it is home to various temples, wild life…

Karaha Pujan- Bathing Babies With Boiling Milk

A tradition without Intelligence is not worth having– T.S Eliot What are traditions? Rituals, beliefs or practices handed down from one generation to the next. The purpose of these rituals or traditions is to strengthen family bonding. There are traditions…

Mayong Central Museum and Emporium

The Mayong Central Museum and Emporium is situated in Mayong. This falls in Marigaon district which is in Assam. This is approximately 40 km from Guwahati. The Mayong Central Museum and Emporium is close to 12 years old and is…

Harni Mahadev: A pilgrim center

If you have ever been to Rajasthan, you will agree that its beauty lies in its sand dunes. Rajasthan is like no other state in India! A trip to this beautiful state of folk songs, forts, and palaces will leave…

Visit the Most Historic Forts in Bhilwara

Bhilwara, a small town located in the Mewar region of Rajasthan is a great place to visit on a trip to North India. This quaint town is the 7th largest city in Rajasthan. The city is not only famous for…

Nag Tibba- The serpent’s peak of the Himalayas

Nag Tibba Trek, Uttarakhand Nag Tibba is the highest peak of the Nag Tibba range of the lesser Himalayas. Located in the Garhwal division of Uttarakhand state, a weekend trekking trip at this place may be a great way to…

Panchalingeswar- nature’s paradise

Located amidst the natural beauty in Orrisa, the destination Panchalingeswar, is situated away from the fast paced modern world and transports you to a destination where nature speaks the loudest. The place is famous for its temple or is popularly…

Jatinga- a place where the birds commit suicide

Enveloped with lush green scenery and picturesque tea gardens, the state of Assam has become a popular holiday destination among the tourists. This destination boasts of unparalleled natural beauty and intrigue mystery. Jatinga is a serene village located 9 kms…

Beas Kund trek- An exciting adventure to remember

We all have read about the river Beas in our school’s Geography book. But many of us are unaware of the fantastic glacier from where it originates, commonly known as Beas Kund, which is also a great attraction for mountain…

Bhrigu Lake Trek- An unforgettable adventure

  Trekking is an activity which allows an individual to unwind in a unique way. Whether it is to clear our mind, view nature’s beauty or challenge yourself physically or spiritually, trekking is something which one is tempted to try at…

Eid- The festival which comes twice in a year

India is one of the most religiously and ethnically diversified countries in the world. Living in such a nation allows us to experience and enjoy a lot of different festivals. A greater number of festivals results in a greater number of holidays,…

Kedareshwara Temple And The Beautiful Chalukyan Style Of Architecture

Halebidu is in Hassan district in Karnataka state. It is a historically important city of the Hoyasala dynasty as it was their capital before Alloudin Khilji, a Muslim invader destroyed it and they were forced to move the capital to…

Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary On The Eastern Foothills Of Himalayas

On the eastern foothills of the Himalayas in the Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh is situated the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary. This green heaven was declared a sanctuary only in 1980. Situated on the banks of the river Deopani,…

The Small Yet Charming Mendri Ghumar Waterfalls

In the newly formed state of Chhattisgarh in India, Jagdalpur is a fast-growing lively town in Bastar district. This district is renowned for its gorgeous ancient forests and the tribal population living there for thousands of years in complete harmony…

Haunted Fort Of Asirgarh- Truth Revealed

Situated in the Satpura mountain range of Madhya Pradesh state, the Asirgarh fort was built by the emperor Asa Ahir during the 14th century. It lies about 20 kilometers north of Burhanpur city and spans over 60 acres. Like many…

Pakke Tiger Reserve In Arunachal Pradesh

The famous Project Tiger is represented in North East India by the Pakke Tiger Reserve since 2002. It is situated in the east of Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh at the north Eastern tip of India. This 862 square kilometers…

Guna Devi Temple In McLeod Ganj

Sri Guna Devi temple comes along with 200 years old history and a mix of trekking within the Dhauladhar range. By road it is at a distance of 13 km from Dharamsala Bus stand. First of all you need to…

Jayanti, The Luxuriant Woodlands Of West Bengal

Are you thinking of taking a break from your monotonous daily life? But not sure where to go? Well, with popular hill stations already overcrowded in summer, how about a trip to the woods? Gearing up for a jungle tour…

Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets In Delhi

His efforts towards the challenge of sanitation faced by lakhs of Indians on a daily basis are worth noting. Dr. Pathak has taken great efforts in making toilets available to people in all parts of India. He has also strived…

Top Places To See In Bhilwara

If you are planning to visit Bhilwara, you will be pleased to know that it is one of the most amazing places to visit in Rajasthan. So, you have made a superb decision in making plans for a trip to…

Going Patriotic In Amritsar, Top Places Visit To Feel Truly Indian

Amritsar is one such city in India, where one can have spiritual, gastronomical and patriotic experience all at one place.   You can make some remarkable memories in this vibrant city of Punjab, by praying at a holy place like the…

Indian Tradition, Rolling In Cow Dung for Good Luck

Traditions have an emotional and spiritual impact on the lives of humans. Every country all over the world has different traditions and rituals to celebrate occasions and moments of joy and sorrow. India could be well considered as the land…

Amritsar Di Lassi –  Seven Best Places to Try

Amritsar – the vivacious city of Punjab –famous for the Golden Temple, is a heaven for food lovers. From Amritsari Kulchas to jalebis and phirnis to lassi, Amritsar’s cuisine has much to offer. If you walk around the by lanes…

Police Bazaar, Shillong’s Shopping Hub

If you ever visit the North-East state of Meghalaya, also known as the “abode of the clouds” you shall sure be spending some time shopping in its capital city – Shillong. When in Shillong, Police Bazaar is a must visit…

Palika Bazaar – The Underground Market of Delhi

Call it a value for money market, bargain hunters’ haven or illegal and defective stuff selling bazaar with a notorious image, Palika Bazaar of Delhi is an iconic symbol of the capital. Established in the late 1970s during the era…

Indravati National Park In Chattisgarh

Chattisgarh is blessed with beautiful gentle hills, thick forests and a network of streams and rivers. From here till western Maharashtra is a belt of forests which used to be called Dankaranya in ancient times. Parts of the Dandakaranya are…

Tamra Ghoomar Waterfalls In Jagdalpur, Chattisgarh

A waterfall located 45 km west of Jagdalpur in Bastar district is indeed one of the best Eco tourism destinations in Chattisgarh. It is in a secluded place, keeping company with other waterfalls like Chitrakut and Tirthgarh. It’s a seasonal…

A Glimpse Into The Temple Murals Of South India

Indian Temples are not just places of Worship.  They have also been arenas for people to exhibit their creative talents like dance forms, music, art and architecture. They also formed a canvas for Temple murals in south India. The modern…

Lhalung Monastery- The Golden Temple Of Himachal Pradesh

A traveler who loves lesser explored and mysterious places may not always find such desired destinations. If you are one such traveler, who loves the combination of adventure, pristine location, spirituality, Lhalung monastery seems to be the ideal pick. Located…

Chor Bazaar – Mumbai’s Oldest Flea Market

Mumbai’s Chor Bazaar is a must visit market if you are interested in anything vintage, arty and stolen. Chor Bazaar is the largest flea market in the city located in the Bhendi Bazaar area. Here you can find antiques, second…

The Most Prominent Caves Around Jagdalpur

Jagdalpur, is a fast growing metro in Bastar, a district of Chattisgarh. Bastar is blessed with lavish thick forests, crisscrossing streams and rivers and waterfalls. Not far from Jagdalpur, tucked away in the Kanger Valley National Park are Kotumsar geomorphologic…

Explore Danteshwari Temple, One Of The 52 Shakti Peethas In India

My grandma used to tell me this bedtime story. King Daksha’s daughter Sati married the penniless Lord Shiva, much against his wish and after a long penance. Years later, the king organized a big Yagna and invited everyone. He also…

Lord Of The Drinks – LOTD In Mumbai

Lord Of The Drinks or LOTD, as it is commonly known as, has become everyone’s favorite place to hang out. At LOTD, you will receive the most amazing experience that you would not have gotten anywhere else. The food and…

Travel India, For An Experience Of A Lifetime

India is well known for its unique hospitality and great culture. With more than billions of citizens, India is considered as the second most populated country in the world. You can experience great diversity in the culture and there are…

The Simple Yet Elegant Bucheshwara Temple

The serene green landscape of Koravangala is a treat to the eyes as well as soul as you travel 12 km from Haasan (in Karnataka India) to the Bucheshwara temple. The place is dotted with historical architectural specimens albeit in…

The Beautiful Chennakeshava Temple In Bellur

On my way to Chennakeshava temple in Bellur, a 32 km drive from Hassan, I was intrigued by the word ‘Chennakeshava’.Our local guide informed us that Chenna means beautiful and Keshava is one of the names of Lord Vishnu in…

Symbols Of Marriage In India

Indian marriages are not just creation of a relationship between two individuals but also result in ethical, social, and moral bonding. Our ancestors have established some Symbols of Marriage to be worn by men and women to highlight this special…

Lahaul- A Land Of Indelible Memories And Incomparable Views

Himachal Pradesh is a land of many scenic regions. Every mountain, every valley casts a spell on visitors. None can compare to Lahaul, the vibrant and stunning valley in Ladakh. A part of the Lahaul Spiti region, it is vastly…

The Tradition Of Kesh Lochan By Jain Saints

India is a home of numerous complex rituals and Kesh Lochan is one of such intricate rituals in Jainism. The Jain saints (both male and female) after initiation or getting the Diksha, do not shave or cut their hairs; nor…

Puli Kali A Colorful Celebration In Kerala

The crazy colourful display of folk’s art in the Kerala state in the way of dancing and other artistic activities at the time of Onam are classified as Puli kali. This kind of celebration has its roots from 200 years…

Mango Festivals in India

Mango is the King of fruits. No doubt about it!  Loved by one and all, it is also part of our cultural traditions. Mangoes are available only in a particular season and every Indian has at least one mango during…

Vajrai Fall, The Tallest Waterfall In India

The unique 3- tier Vajrai waterfall is one of its kind near the Satara city of Maharashtra, India. The waterfall is a pictographic waterfall is situated at a height of approx. 560 meters i.e. 1800 feet and is around 27…

Aadi Festival, The Monsoon Festival of Tamil Nadu

Monsoon starts its beginning in the month and the time is considered inauspicious for major functions like marriage, housewarming or start of new business. Therefore people consider this month as the most appropriate time to offer pujas and worships to…

Perfect Weekend Gataway From Pune At Temghar Dam

How would you like if I tell you that just a 2 hour drive from the hustle bustle of Pune’ city life, you would finally be at a place where you can hear nothing but the peaceful music of lowing…

Places Of Interest In Peermade

Every hill station has a different story to tell. While some are popular for snow-capped mountains others are famous for weekend getaways and yet other for tea plantations, but Peermade is a hill station that lets you to enjoy everything…

Chakrata, The Hidden Gem of Uttrakhand

Uttarakhand boasts of some scenic destinations and one among them is Chakrata. The place is dotted with waterfalls, hills and bird sanctuaries. Let’s have a look at what the travelers can indulge in.     Top Attractions In Chakrata, Uttarakhand…

The Coffee Destinations In India

In plain simple words, I love coffee.  I still can’t make up my mind whether I  like decaffeinated, cold, with ice cream or without ice cream. I just love coffee. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee magically uplifts my tired soul.…

Old Is Gold – A Look At Some Of The Old Areas In Our Cities

India is an ancient country dating back to several hundreds of years. Cities that were once centers of power and development stand today in ancient ruins or on archeological sites. Then there are towns and cities that have historical significance…

The Colorful And Oh-So-Pretty Phulkaris

Phulkaris are very colorful shawls, odinis and dupattas that are made for everyday use. If you are looking to purchase fabrics for special occasions, then you will need to purchase something called baghs. Phulkaris consist of flower patterns on cloth…

Panhala- The Hidden Treasure of India

Panhala is the beautiful hill station of Maharashtra located in Kolhapur district and is known for the majestic natural beauty.  The site is rich in flora and fauna and is positioned on the edge of Sahyadri Mountains. Cool breeze, flee…

Four Enchanted Lakes In Warangal, Telangana

Warangal is the second major city in Telangana, this city is also one of the most historically imperative cities in the country as it houses several prehistoric monuments and temples. During the early Medieval Period of India, Warangal was also…

Top Reasons To Visit Bhimlat Waterfalls

Nature has blessed us in so many ways, the lush green forests, the trees, the grass, the sunrise, sunset, the cascading waterfalls, etc. Bhimlat Waterfalls is one such place that makes you feel speechless. This delight is located in the…

Kuldhara- The Haunted Town Of Rajasthan

You may call it myth or superstition or a fear, but it is scientifically proven that the ghosts exist. The paranormal experts are evidence of it. So, next time when you see the swaying chair or an unknown appearance playing…

Dikshit Town A Must Visit Destination In Ladakh

Has anyone ever wondered what’s the look of heaven? If no is the answer then you must plan a trip to Ladakh to see the beauty of heaven. Dikshit is a town located at a distance of 120 kilometers from…

Khooni Nadi, The Bloody River In Rohini, Delhi

Everything is bigger in Delhi — even the spooks! The capital of India is well-known for its delectable cuisine, ancient forts, and shopping bazaars, but also for its multitude of haunted spots and creepy locations that will chill your bones.…

Hop Into The Ambubachi Mela At Kamakhya Temple In Guwahati

The Ambubachi Mela is a mela held at the Kamakhya temple located in Guwahati, Assam. This annual mela is held during the monsoon season that falls in the month of Ahaar according to the Assamese calendar. This happens around mid-June…

Sneak Peek To The Rishikonda Beach In Vishakhapatnam

The best way to beat the heat is to escape to some popular beaches.  Here, in this article, we will provide you a description of one of the most famous unexplored handpicked beach of India- Rishikonda Beach, located in Vishakhapatnam,…

Hanging By Hooks, Garudan Thookam, Kerala

Kerala – God’s own country, known for its pristine natural beauty, its preservation of ancient traditions and culture and its 100 percent literacy status, is also the land of entrancing mysticism and strange rituals. One might get to witness one…

Spicy Cuisine Of India

In the words of George Bernard Shaw,”There is no sincerer love than the love of food “. Isn’t it true? An Indian by birth, the love for food is in my genes. Indian cuisine not only offers mind-boggling variety but…

9 Crazy Festivals Celebrated in Goa…

Goa, the place is just not about the stunning lovely golden sand beaches or the water sports or the marvellous churches or the perfectly lined palm trees or the friendly people but it is also about their traditions, religions and…

Visiting the Kerala Char Dham – Nalambalam

During the monsoons comes the holy month of Karkkidakam or the Ramayana month. The entire month is revered for the Hindus. They read the epic Ramayana every day in this month and visit the Nalambalam. Karkkidakam is considered a frugal…

Kareri Lake In Kangra District Of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh with its beautiful hills, in the lap of lofty snow clad mountains, has myriad lakes with cool and serene water, which mirror the immense beauty of this paradise on earth.  Kareri village is 35km from Dharamsala at an…

Debunked! The Concept Of Mangal Dosh In India

A manglik is usually considered unfit for marriage. It is said to cause tension and discomfort in a relationship and this is said to cause disharmony between the spouses and may cause problems in the marriage. This is said to…

The Best Attractions In Dhanaulti In Mussoorie

Make the most of the summer vacation by visiting Dhanaulti, a quaint hill station located 24 kms away from the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie. Located at a high altitude of 2286 m away from the daily din and noise of…

A Temple Under The Sea – Nishkalangeshwar Temple, Gujarat

We are told that God is omnipresent, in the sky, in mountains, under the ground and even under the sea. Man has tried to mark this presence by placing a symbol at all these locales in form of places of…

Tawang: Where Serenity Dwells…

Situated at a height of around 3,048 m above the sea level in-between the eastern ranges of Himalaya, the small and beautiful town of Tawang is known for its stunning monasteries and as the birth location of Dalai Lama. This…

Peora Village, The Unexplored In Uttarakhand

Do you fancy a trip to a cool destination that offers spectacular sightseeing tours? Well, Peora Village offers the same. This holiday destination takes into account the evolving demands of the modern travelers and caters to the same. Below are…

Sillery Gaon A Quaint Hamlet In West Bengal

What is your holiday personality? Do you prefer quiet places where you can be close to nature? Are you the type who prefers tranquility over the hustle bustle of city life?  Then Sillery Gaon is an apt destination for you to…

Ayudha Puja Or Astra Puja, Worshiping The Instruments

Astra Puja or Ayudha Puja, as it is more commonly known as, is an important part of the festival of Navratri. The Navratri festival is a Hindu festival of triumph and is celebrated across India. Astra Puja which also means…

Athirapilly Falls The Indian Niagara

Have you ever awed yourself through a waterfall as big as the Niagara or revelled in a dip in its waters? It’s an amazing feeling, isn’t it? Waterfalls are abundant across India and Athirapilly Falls is one that every nature…

The Muslim Tradition Of Iftar

Many Muslims look forward to the tradition of breaking fast after sunset during the month of Ramadan. This observance is known as iftar and it is a significant point within the day of fasting. With the Ramadan festival just over,…

Sikkim Calling !!!    

Planning to take a vacation this summer? For most people, the first choice to escape the heat is a trip to the chilly mountains. But if you are one of those who would like to unwind in an uncrowded hill…

The Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary Nestled In Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is known for its magnificent beauty, but apart from that what adds to its wilder side is the The Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is nestled in Lohit district. This sanctuary was established in 1989 and the sanctuary gets its…

Nubra Valley- The Land Of Beauty Unparalleled

India is a land of snow-capped mountains, lush flowing rivers, green dense forests and wide blooming valleys. Every state and city has their gems that tourists flock to. No other place is as mentioned or adored as Ladakh and the…

Lets Explore The Traditions Of Agni Keli

Agni Keli is the most unique festival you will find in India. It is performed in the Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple. This temple is located in Mangalore. Agni Keli is a festival where burning palm fronds are thrown at one…

Celebrate Pori In Rapturous Himachal!

India is a land of festivals. The celebrations mean a time of joy, family, love, laughter and community spirit. Young ones enjoy the food and coming together of families while the older members cherish the traditions. Pori, a festival celebrated…

Explore Kalpa In Himachal Pradesh

Kalpa is a small town located in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. It is underexplored when compared to other prominent tourist hotspots around India. The village sits 4300 metres high and carries a beautiful charm to it due to…

The Gorgeous Handloom Saris Of India

Saris are quite the special thing for Indian women and when draped well, they can look gorgeous. Handloomed saris are especially preferred among women, given that they’ve been around for quite a while. Due to its long existence in India,…

Get Ready For The Dune Bashing In The Thar Desert, Rajasthan

Put on your safari hat, fasten your seat belts and get ready for the Dune Bashing in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, a real pleasure ride for everyone. In India, dune bashing means exploring the sand dunes of the desert like…

Lavasa – A Planned Indian Hill Station

Lavasa is the newest hill station in India. This private city is constructed by the Lavasa Corporation. This is a beautiful city stylistically developed in the Italian town Portofino. Lavasa is a privately planned hill city situated near Pune. It…

Dip Yourself In History At Asurgarh Fort Orissa

Some of the oldest civilizations in history lie in India. This country holds several archaeological sites which could leave you enthralled. One of this is Asurgarh, Fort Orissa which is situated in the Kalahandi district of Odisha. The state of…

Seeking Adventures in Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Bir is a village in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. 28 km from Bir sits another town called Billing. The whole stretch of Bir Billing is popular with adventure-seekers and holidaymakers who visit this place to engage in some…

The Celebration Of Dhinga Gavar

For many Dhinga Gavar is nothing more than a folk deity. This is said to be a humorous take on Gangaur who is Shiva’s better half. Dhinga Gavar is called the festival of Gangaur. It begins on the day after…

Top Islands In India Which You Should Not Miss..!!

Islands have always amazed me. Their exotic and unique locations, sandy beaches, stunning sunsets, the beautiful coastlines and what not. Everything is just so mesmerizing. Here is a list of some of some of the best islands in India which…

Sangla An Escape From Reality In Himachal Pradesh

Sangla is a small town situated in the Baspa Valley of the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh and an escape from reality. It lies in close proximity with the Indo-Tibetan border. Its valley, the Sangla Valley, is inhabited by the…

Dodital One Of The Most Adventurous Trek In Uttarakhand

Dodital is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes anyone will come across. Many consider Dodital to be Lord Ganesha’s birthplace. It is also home to the amazing Himalayan delicacy, the freshwater trout. The Dodital trek is usually…

Champaner, The Historical Town Of Gujarat

Every holiday gives us a reason to rejoice. While some remind us of the nostalgic moments to cherish for, others surround us with the positivity; Champaner is one such holiday destination that offers the tourists a sneak peek on the…

Kareri Lake, Himachal Pradesh

The Kareri Lake is one of the most popular trekking destinations for people across India. If you are one of those people who love enjoying nature in its true beauty, then this is a trek that you should definitely consider…

Romance in the Hills of Shimla

What could be the better way to celebrate union and love of two people than with the town of Shimla? The beautiful landscape and romantic weather of the Shimla perfectly compliments the celebratory mood of the couple. The honeymoon is…

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