Festivals of India

In India all the religions are accepted and people live together with peace and harmony where all the festivals are also celebrated. Due to this specification after small duration festivals of different religions are take place. So, it is like every day a festival and celebrartion in this country. Here is the list of top festivals of India. 



The Grand festival of lights. This festival marks the return of Lord Rama, along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, after a long exile of 14 years. In this festival homes are decorated with fancy lights, candles and clay lamps, and fireworks and crackers.



The vibrant festival of ccolours. It signifies the victory of Prince Prahlad over Holika (basically victory of good vrs evil) and also it shows the arrival of spring. Bonfire is carried out in villages, people play with different colors, and people dance and drink bhang/thandai.



Witness the triumph of Good over Evil. This festival celebrates the death of the demon king Ravana at the hands of Lord Rama. Markets are decorated in this festival. Ram-Leela acts are normally done in the societies. On the final day, the burning of effigies of Ravana, Meghnath, and Kumbhakaran is carried out in the open.



The nine days of fasting, faith and devotion i.e. celebrated in the autumn. Navratri represents the dedication of the Goddess Durga (Power) in nine different forms.

Navratri is the battle between demon Mahishashur and Goddess Durga. In the battle Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva created Goddess Durga who defeated Mahishasur.


Durga Puja

The day of prosperity, goodness and devotion. Durga Puja commemorates Lord Rama's invocation of goddess Durga before going to war with the demon Ravana Puja (pray) takes place in this festival.



The birth of the mighty & mischievous. It is celebrated on the birthday of Lord Krishna. The Janmashtami Puja takes place on this festival along with tableau of Lord Krishna.


Ganesh Chaturthi

Eleven days of pampering Lord Ganesha. It is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed God. A beautiful idol is crafted of Lord Ganesha and after that immersion ceremony of the idol takes place.



Religious processions & peaceful hymns. It is the celebration of the anniversaries of the ten Sikh Gurus. Bhajan-Kirtan, Gurbani takes place on this festival at the Gurudwara and after that Langar and the Prasad takes place.


Raksha Bandhan

Strengthening the bond of Kinship. This festival symbolizes the strong bonding of a brother and sister. The ritual of Rakhi takes place in which sister ties up the Rakhi on his brother's arm.



Sumptuous buffets & sweet festivities. It celebrates the conclusion of the holy month of fasting called Ramadan. The beautifully decked up markets and mosques, the morning Eid namaz at the mosques, and the sweet dishes.



Welcoming the mighty Mahabali. Onam festival celebrates the homecoming of the legendary ling Mahabali. The spectacular snake boat race, the enigmatic kaikottikali dance, and the elephant procession take place in this festival.



Rich Rangolis and sweet savories. It is a festival of thanksgiving to nature representing the first harvest of the year. The variety of Kolam designs and cattle races takes place in this festival.



Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. This festival is celebrated on birthday of Lord Jesus i.e. 25th December of every year. Christmas tree decoration, prayers are done on this festival.



Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The festival is celebrated for resurrection of Lord Jesus. Folk songs and dance, Easter eggs, cakes, chocolates, street decorations are done on this festival.



The rich traditions and cultural prosperity. Baisakhi basically welcomes the harvest season. On this day, Folk dance like Bhanra and Giddha, Punjabi feats, decorations in houses and Gurudwaras takes place.


Makar Sankranti

Hindu's New Year. It makes the beginning of new agricultural cycle. Normally, kite flying is done by children as well as young people.


Maha Shivratri

Devotion to Lord Shiva. Maha shivratri is celebrated for devotion to Lord Shiva. People do fasting and worshipping Lord Shiva on this day.


Basant Panchami

Its name is derived from Basant ritu (spring). It marks the beginning of spring. On this day, people wear yellow colored clothes and make yellow dishes like sweet saffron rice and curry.


Mahavir Jayanti

It is the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir. On this day prayers are offered and fasting is observed. Rath (Four wheeled carriage by horses) yatra is also carried out by people.  



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