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Top 10 Indian Festivals

There are many religious festivals in India, each with a rich culture behind it. Here are some of them with some information.

Religious festivals in India

  1. Diwali or Deepavali

    Deepavali or Diwali is a very popular festival celebrated with great pomp and ceremony by Hindus all over India with enthusiasm and fervor. To pay their respects to the people of Ayodhya, they lit up the whole city by lighting lamps on the doors and windows of their houses.

    Even today, on that day, small lamps are lit inside and outside the house. The lights replace the good with the bad. Diwali is celebrated with a variety of cultural events, gifts, and sweets. Illuminated by the light all around, floating in the tide of happiness.

  2. Holi

    Holi, one of the most popular and famous festivals in India, is also known as the “Festival of Colors”. It is a popular festival of colors, music, dance, joy, fun, and comedy. The day is celebrated in his memory. People of some cultures in South India celebrate this day again as the day when Mahadev opened his third eye and burnt the god of love Kamadeva.

    Lord Kamadeva disrupted Lord Shiva’s peace to save the world from disaster. Because of their courage to do so, they worship Lord Kamadeva out of reverence for him. People paint each other with Abir and perform a puja to burn Holika Dahan or Holika.

  3. Dussehra, Navratri and Durga Puja

    In India, Navratri is celebrated with pomp and ceremony for nine nights of Hindu worship and nine days of dancing in the month of Ashwin. People perform the “Garba” dance. During the nine-day festival, people sang Ramlila or the story of Ram in different parts of the city and village with the help of folk music.

    On the tenth day, actor Ravana and his son Meghnath and Kumbhakarna, who played the role of Ram, fired arrows at the huge idols. The giant statues are lit. These giant puppets come down to the lighting and fireworks, and people cheer and dance in the show, rejoicing.

    In West Bengal, people celebrate the victory of Goddess Durga against Mahisasura Asura with great pomp. It is called “Durga Puja”, and for these ten days, the city is adorned with various lights and pandals to transform it into a gallery and is held with Nana. Dance-song cultural programs.

  4. Onam

    According to the Malayalam calendar in the southern Indian state of Kerala, the month of Chingam is usually celebrated most lively in August-September, according to the English calendar. During the festival, traditional feasts called ‘Onam Sadhya’ with 4 different types of curries are served on banana leaves. Snake boat races and kykottikali dances are the two distinctive features of Onam. An Onam Carnival is held where the rich traditions and culture of Kerala are displayed as best as possible.

  5. Ganesh Chaturthi

    Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated festivals in Maharashtra. It is celebrated by celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha. It is said that Lord Shiva created Lord Ganesha to help the gods and to defeat the desires of demons. It is placed on platforms made at home and on the streets and “Modak” confectionery is made and given to the Lord.

  6. Eid-ul-Fitr

    Eid-ul-Fitr is a very important festival for the Muslim community around the world. It is a very important day for the Muslim community as it celebrates the end of the long 30-day Ramadan fast. The Muslim community makes the festival even happier by handing out money. One of the unique features of the festival is exchanging Eid greetings while meeting friends and relatives.

  7. Janmashtami

    Janmashtami is celebrated in honor of the birth of Lord Krishna, the ninth incarnation of Vishnu. It lasts for two days, the first-day being Gakul Ashtami and the second day Janmashtami. During this time, women prepare delicious recipes with milk and butter, two of Krishna’s favorite foods. Celebrate and then visit the temple to worship the Lord. In this festival, a fun game called ‘Yoghurt Hari’ is played, where people climb on each other’s backs to form a tall human pyramid, and the person at the top of the pyramid breaks a clay pot full of yoghurt from the ceiling. You have to taste yogurt from there.

  8. Pongal

    Pongal is a three-day festival of harvesting and harvesting in South India. On the first day, houses are cleaned and children dance and sing around the festival. The second day of the festival is called Surya Pongal, a type of confectionery called Pongal. Is made and thanks are given to the sun god. And the third day is Matu Pongal where people worship the cow and pay homage to her.

  9. Baishakhi

    Baishakhi is a very important festival for the Sikh community in India, which is celebrated mainly in the middle of April. It is a mixed festival of Punjabi New Year and harvesting and harvesting. Is celebrated, which Guru Gobind Singh introduced into the Sikh community to establish equality among all instead of any high or low position.

  10. Maha Shivaratri

    This festival is celebrated in the worship of Devadeva Mahadev. It is celebrated to celebrate the reunion between Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. He left his kingdom to pray for. He prayed to the goddess Ganga to wash away the ashes of his ancestors and remove the curse on them so that they could reach heaven.

    But only Mahadev accepted his entire lineage and so he prayed to Mahadev. He came to this earth in the form of solid rock, and from there the story of bathing by pouring water on the head of Shivling originated.

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