Great Indian Festivals

Colourful Days of Great Indian Festivals

India, being a highly spiritual land, has several colourful festivals as its own. Such festivals are the heart of Indian culture and are the breaths of people lives in India. Different festivals take place in different time and as part of different religion or culture. Such festivals together constitute to cover the entire years and make all those days colourful and happier. The following are some of the greatly celebrated festivals in India that are sharing delightful moments to Indians as well as to the visitors from across the globe:

Diwali: It is a five day festival that represents the beginning of the Hindu calendar. This festival also known as “Festival of Lights” as it’s mainly associated with lights.

Dussehra: Navratri, or The Festival of Nine Nights, is famous and celebrated during the first nine days of the Hindu month of Ashvin. The festival is clearly connected with the worship of Mother Goddess and her nine forms.The tenth day is called Dussehra and is devoted to celebrating the overcome of the Lord Rama against the devil king Ravana. The event is also connected with the triumph of the respected Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo devil Mahishasura.

holi wallpapersHoli: Holi is another two day festival that also celebrates the victory of good over evil. This “Festival of Colors” is one of the most popular festivals of the country. The Holi is celebrated during the spring season and embodies all the celebration, liveliness and enthusiasm of the season. Specially, the Holi is the festival of youngs. The celebration includes spraying colors, dance with traditional Holi songs, etc., are the main events that one comes across during this festival.

eid mubarak wallpapersEid: Eid is the celebration among the Muslims with dedication to God. They are of two types: Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha. The Eid ul fitr is a festival that marks the end of the Ramzan fasting and generally falls on a new moon night. Ramzan, the 9th month in the Muslim calendar, according to legend the Holy Quran was revealed in this month and thus the month is regarded as highly auspicious. The Ramzan is solely destined to dedicate oneself to Allah. Fasting and prayers are the main events in this month and at the end of the month the celebration Eid ul fitr comes. Eid ul adha or Bakriid is a celebration to honor and remember the readiness of Prophet Ibrahim to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son Ismail. Muslims all around the world celebrate the day with full pleasure.

onam pookalam designsOnam: Onam festival represents the rich cultural heritage of Kerala, its golden past, wealthy traditions and flourishing present. According to legends, it rejoices the comeback of King Mahabali, the kind king who once ruled the place. Onam attracts people not only from India but also from different parts of the world. The celebration is long for ten days opening from the first day Atham and continuing till tenth and the main day known as Thiru Onam. It’s the most popular festival of South India. All in Kerala celebrates Onam despite of  their status , religion and caste.

Ganesh Chaturthi: The stunning 11 day Ganesh Chaturthi celebration respects the birth of the beloved Hindu God, Lord Ganesha. The beginning of the festival sees huge, ornately crafted statutes of Ganesha installed in homes and podiums, which have been particularly built and marvelously decorated. At the end, the statutes are submerged in the ocean with a parade through the streets, accompanied by much singing and dancing.

christmas wallpapersChristmas: The Christians celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and conveys his message of love, tolerance and brotherhood during Christmas. It’s not only special for Christians but also a celebration of humanity and mankind. It is celebrated as a common festival throughout India. The first mention of 25th December as the birth date of Jesus came about in 336 A.D. in an early Roman calendar. Thereafter this date is celebrated as the birth date of Jesus. India is famous among the countries for it’s unity in diversity and hence the Christmas festival has great importance in the nation.

Pongal: The harvest festival of South India, especially the festival of Tamil Nadu, is one of the most important and popular among Hindu festivals. Pongal is long for four days and is all about thanksgiving to nature. The name Pongal comes as a Tamil word meaning “to boil” and is held in the month of Thai. It is celebrated from 13 to 16 of January every year. The festival marks a period of abundance, peace and gladness. Most urban people celebrate second day of Pongal as the major festival. It’s the one and only Hindu festival that follows a solar calendar.

Krishna Janmashtami wallpapersKrishna Janmashtami: Krishna Janmashtami or Govinda remembers the birthday of Lord Krishna. The main event of this celebration involves people climbing on each other and making a human pyramid to attempt and reach and break open clay pots with full of curd.


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