List of Indian Festivals
India is a country which is also called the Hub of festivals. India is also known as for county of multiple cultures, different languages, and 4 different Religions. Every state has a different way of celebrating festivals. Every Religion has its own different reason to celebrate festivals. The reason is actually based on their religious history. But in the end, every festival helps us to bring our tradition more closer in this technology world.
List of Indian Festivals – In Details
# New Year
New Year is the day after which the current year will end and the new year will start and everything will be new. There are many new years in different religions but the 1st of January is worldwide common. You can also call it New Journey of next year. Happy New Year 2021
# Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti is the traditional Sun (Surya) Festival of our country. This is also 1st Indian festival after the new year. we celebrated when the sun passes from one sign of the zodiac to another sign. It celebrated on 15 Jan every year.
As Makar Sankranti, Pongal is also part of Solar Festivals. Pongal is 4 days log festival and basically celebrated in Tamil Nadu (South India). People of India (Mostly Farmers ) celebrated these festivals to thank Surya (Sun God) and Lord Indra ( King of Heavens & God of Thunder, rain, lightning, etc.)
Holi is the greatest and one of the biggest Indian festivals. Holi is also known as the “Festival of colors” and “Festival of love”. It also shows the victory of good over evil. There are many types of Holi. Holika Dahan also knows as Choti Holi, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi, lath mar Holi.
# Maha Shivratri – Best in the List of Indian Festivals
Maha Shivratri is the biggest festival for all Hindus. On this day the grand marriage was organized of Mahadev ( Lord Shiva) and Goddess Parvati ( Mata Parvati is also known as Maha Kaali and shakti). It is the greatest day for all shiv Bhakt and MahaKaali Bhakt. People will go to Shiv temple and offer milk, Bhang, bail Patra, etc.
# Basant Panchami
Basant Panchami (also known as Vasant Panchami for many people of India). This festival is celebrated for the arrival of the spring season. On this day people do worship of goddess Saraswati ( Maa Sarawati – wife of God Bhrama). Some people also celebrated this day as Saraswati Poojan.
# Eid Al Fitr
India is a county of many different religions. Eid Al Fitr is the festival of the Muslim Religion. It is also known as the breaking fast festival. It is a very famous festival of Muslims also celebrated all over the world by Muslims. It comes under 10 months of the lunar calendar after Ramadan.
Raksha Bandhan is also known as rakhi. Rakhi is the festival of Bro and Sis. “Raksha” means protection and “Bandhan” means a tie. You can also call it Protection Tie in normal English translation.
# Navratri – Longest in List of Indian Festivals
Navratri is the longest festival in India. It is 9 days long Fasting festival. Hindu’s do fasting and on the 8th ( Ashtami ) or the 9th day ( Navami ). They completed their fast. After that, they worship Mata Durga (other Goddess also ) and give kanjak to young girls (ax age 15).
Dussehra is the 10th of Navratri after worship of Goddess on the 9th day. People will burn Ravana on the 10th day and celebrate the victory of Lord Rama (Bhagwan Ram) over King of Lanka Ravana ( Ravan).
How can forget the most famous festivals Diwali from the list of Indian festivals. Diwali is the festival of light and diya’s. People celebrate Diwali just after 21 day of Dussehra o celebrate and welcome back Lord Rama ( Bhagwan Ram ) to Ayodhaya with his brother Laxman and wife Mata Seeta after 14 years of vanvas in Nashik. People burn candles and diya to bring more light and celebrate the victory of lights over darkness, good over bad, Bhagwan over Rakshash.
# Christmas – Last in List of Indian Festivals
Christmas is Christin’s festival but it is famous all over the world. It is also declared a public holiday. People celebrate this day in the name of Jesus Christ’s birthday. They Decorate their house with lights and Buy a Christmas Tree. Decorate Christmas Tree with light and Socks. People have stories of Santa Claus also. Most of the children still waiting for a Santa who will give them a gift whatever they want. I hope you will enjoy Christmas 2020 with your loved ones (family and friends).
The sawan festival in India is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It takes place during the holy month of Shravan (July-August).
Devotees observe fasting, undertake pilgrimages, and offer holy water.
The festival is a time for spiritual reflection and seeking divine blessings.
About – List of Indian Festivals
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