Festivals of India


India is the land of fun and frolic. The Indians celebrate the various fairs and festivals to the extent that there are more number of fairs and festivals in a year than the total number of days. The huge subcontinent has ancient civilization and is an inheritor to a rich and diverse cultural tradition. Festivals and Fairs play a definite role to add to the enchantment, and help exploring the rich 4000 year old culture of India.  The rites and the rituals followed by the Indians, the enthusiasm and faith that are constant features add to the charm of the fairs and festivals. The Indian calendar is one long procession of festivals. These are as varied in origin as they are large in number. India is a multilingual, multi-religious, multi-cultural nation.

In India, the celebrations of fairs and festivals form a wondrous and joyful series of events, marking the rites of passage between birth, death and renewal. There are said to be more festivals in India than there are days of the year; not unlikely in a country where small, local village rituals of worship and propitiation are celebrated with as much as fervor as are high holy days across the nation, occasions that can draw floods of people numbering half a million or more. The homes are neatly decorated, new dresses are worn for every occasion, prayers offered to Gods, and lot of sweets and goodies are cooked. Most of these festivals are common to most part of India however they may be known by different names in different parts of the country. Different cultures also mean that different rituals are followed.Fairs and festivals are moments of remembrance and commemoration of the birthdays and great deeds of gods, goddesses, gurus and saints. Some of Famous Festivals of Hindus are :-

Agni Utsav|Ahoi Puja|Akshay Tritiya|Baisakhi|Balmiki Jayanti|Basant Panchami|Bathukamma|Bhai Duj|Bhairav Jayanti|Bihu|Bonalu|Budh Purnima|Chhath puja|Dattatreya Jayanti|Dhan Teras|Diwali|Durga Puja|Dusshera|Ganesh Chaturthi|Gangaur|Gobardhan|Gopashtami|Gudi Padwa|Guru Purnima|Hanuman Jayanti|Hindu  New Year|Holi|Janmashtami|Karthigai Deepam|Karva Chauth|Kavadi|Lohri|Maha Shivratri|Mahavir Jayanti|Makar Sakranti|Mamallapuram Festival|Naag Panchami|Narad Jayanti|Narasimha Jayanti|Navratras|Onam|Pancha Ganapati|Paush Purnima|Pongal|Pooram Festival|Raja parba|Rath Yatra|Ravi Das Jayanti|Raksha Bandhan|Ram Navmi|Shigmo|Sital sasthi|Teej|Thaipussam|Tulsi Vivah|Ugadi|Varaha Jayanti|Vishkarma Puja|Vishu Festival