10 Famous Festivals of India – Colors, Celebrations, Love, Unity
India is a place of various religions and hundreds of customs and festivals. These festivals are celebrated by peoples across the country with family and friends. The wide variety of festivals celebrated in India is a true tribute to its culture and traditions. There are a variety of Indian festivals and celebrations, the most famous of which are mentioned in this blog.
10 famous festivals of India
- Diwali (Deepawali)
Diwali is one of the famous festivals of India, It is celebrated by almost all Indians and out of country persons. Diwali or we can say “Festival of Lights” is usually celebrated on 15th day of Kartika month (October/November). It is a Hindu festival that celebrates for the victory of good over evil. In North India, Diwali is celebrated to the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile and defeat Ravana. In South India, it is a celebration of the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon Narakasura and rescued 16,000 women.
Holi (we also called “Festival of Colors”) is usually celebrated on Full moon day of Phagun month. Usually March. It is also a Hindu festival that is celebrated with light bonfires, burn effigies of the evil Holika, throwing and applying coloured powders on each other and drench each other with water and water balloons! Bhang is also consumed during the celebration of Holi festival.
Christmas is celebrated on 25th December (Every year). On this day, Jesus Chris is born (No one knows the real birth date of Jesus.)Many People Decorate Christmas trees in their homes with colorful stars and hanging bells. It is a Christians Festival. People also visit a church to seek the holy blessing of Christ on this special day. Christmas Day is a gazetted holiday in India.
Every child love to meet each other and spend the day playing different games and sharing their new gifts and toys that Santa Claus brought for each of them.
Eid-Ul-Fitr is a festival of Muslim in India. It is also known as Ramadan. All Muslims across the country fast during the month of Ramadan from dawn to dusk. Doing Worshippers to concentrate their minds on faith and devotion, the holy book Quran asks the devotees to express gratitude, seek forgiveness and help the needy to mark the virtue of the festival. It is celebrated on the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It is believed of Persons that Ramadan is the month when the holy book of Islam, the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad by God Allah.
Gurupurab is a most famous Sikh festival of India, It is celebrating the birth anniversaries of the Sikh gurus on Full moon day in Kartika month… On this day, langars (community meals) are organized in all gurudwaras. Karah Prasad is distributed among all persons, and hymn chanting processions are held in the city. People decorate their homes with light up with lamps and candles and burst crackers to celebrate the Gurpurab festival.
- Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is celebrated on Full moon day of Shravana month. It celebrating the true bond of brother and sister. On this day, Sister tie an auspicious thread to the brother wrist and brother gave them a promise to protect her from any evil. Sister also prays for their brother long life and well being.
Dussehra is the 10th day of the Navaratri festival. It’s devoted to celebrating the defeat of the demon king Ravan by Lord Rama in the holy Hindu text the Ramayana. It is also called Vijayadashami. This festival is celebrated on the 10th day of Ashwin month. The huge effigies of the demon Ravana and his 2 brothers are burned all over India. It is a day of celebrating winning well over bad.
- Durga Puja
Durga Puja also is known as Durgotsava or Navaratri. It is celebrating the powerful Goddess Durga. This Festival is major for all Bengali’s in India. On this Festival, huge pandals and idol of goddess Durga is sat on the middle of pandal are decorated. The festival is marked by a lot of traditional Bengali dancing and singing. The main place of Durga Puja in Kolkata. It is celebrated on the 10th day of AshwinaShuklapaksha according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar, which corresponds to September or October of the Gregorian calendar. It commemorates Lord Rama’s invocation of Goddess Durga before going to war with the Ravana.
Janmashtami is a birthday of Lord Krishna. It is mostly celebrated at North India. On this day, a team of guys climbing on each other to form a human pyramid to reach and break an open clay board that is filled with curd. It is called DahiHandi. People are do fasting on this day. All temples are decorated and people organized person for singing and dancing. This festival is celebrated on the 8th day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapada according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar. Janmashtami celebrations in Mathura and Vrindavan are very popular in India.
Mahashivaratri is a Hindu festival, It means the great night of Shiva or the night of Shiva. On this Festival, People visit temples and pray chant auspicious hymns. People fast the entire day for the blessing of Lord Shiva.
MahaShivaratri was the day when Shiva drank poisonous negativity to protect the world. Bhang is consumed as part of the celebrations. Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon according to Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds to the month of March- March in English Calendar.
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