Most Famous Festivals Of India

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Famous festivals of India

As we all know that India is the land of festivals, In India there are so many persons from different religions, from different cultures live together. People from different religion and culture celebrates their festivals very enthusiastically. India is the land of festivals because there are many religious festivals and national festivals and all around the world.

India is the highest festival celebrating country and there are various cultures in our country and they celebrate festivals together. So, in this blog, we introduced you to India’s famous 34 festival and its details, so let’s get started.

Diwali or Deepawali

In India, Diwali celebrates not only by Hindus but other religions also. It is one of the biggest festivals of India, which is celebrated by Indians very enthusiastically. Diwali celebrates because Lord Rama after the Vadh of the evil Ravan returns to his kingdom called Ayodhya. Diwali celebrates in October and November on the 15th day of Kartika. Also in this festival, we glow up at Deepak’s.

In Diwali, we give a traditional Diwali greeting and say Happy Diwali to others. Some people wear new clothes on this day, they blow crackers enlighten lights, distributed sweets and do so much fun. People worship the god Ganesha and the Goddess Laxmi on this day, they also celebrate Dhanteras two days before celebrate Diwali

Holi

Holi is the festival of colors in which people play with Gulal and Colors. This festival is famous in Mathura for the divine love of Radha and Krishna. This festival celebrates by Hindus for good over evil in honor of the god Vishnu. A Night before Holi we celebrate Holika Dahan by the Hindu calendar in the month of March.

Holi has played with several types like:-

  1. Lathmar holi
  2. Range Bharni Ekadashi or Phoolon wali (Holi with Flowers)
  3. Widow’s Holi
  4. Dhulandi Holi
  5. Rang Panchami
  6. Huranga

Navratri

In Navratri, we celebrate the worship of Goddess Durga and this festival is for 9 days, it is famous as Chaitra Navratri. India’s various religions celebrate Navratri in all states of India, but in Kolkata, it celebrates most. In this festival we fasting for 9 days to honor the goddess Durga, there is a strict vegetarian diet. On the final day of Navaratri, we celebrate Vijay Dashmi or Dussehra because Goddess Durga gets the victory over the demon Mahishasura

Ramzan

Ramzan celebrates by Muslims, they have fasted from morning to evening during the holy month and they give honor to the five pillars of Islam. The time to break the fast of Ramzan there eat heavy Calories food like cakes and curry which is including cholesterol. Muslims fast in the Ramzan month, there is strictly food and water are not allow, a Muslim start their day from fast of Ramzan, in sunset they opened his fast called IFTARI.

Dussehra

Dussehra is the festival of good over evil Ravan and it is an important festival for Indians. Dusshera is also famous as Vijay Dashmi. It celebrates all over India. Lord Rama, is the Vishnu avatar, and the lord Rama doing vadh of Ravan Because the Ravana Abducted Goddess Sita. Lord Rama was born in the kingdom of Ayodhya and they went to a forest called Vanvas for 14 years. The story of Lord Rama and Ravan’s fight is marked as Ramayan. The Vijay Dashmi called Dussehra is a prime festival for Indians after 20 days of Dussehra in the month of November we celebrate Diwali.

Christmas

Christmas celebrates in the month of December and this festival celebrates by Christians on the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ. The people in Church make prayers and cutting cakes, gift-giving, and social gatherings. Christmas celebrates on the occasion of the birth of Jesus. It is chosen by pope Leo l, bishop of Rome in 440-461.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates all over India, but it is most famous in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It celebrates by Marathas and also by other caste of Hindu, the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates in the month of August and September. This festival also famous as Ganpati Mahotsav and in Ganesh Chaturthi, we make social gatherings, dance, and welcome Ganpati Bapa. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated on the occasion of the rebirth of Lord Ganesha. Ganesh Chaturthi’s story is so epic and its history is awesome and the

Baisakhi

Baisakhi is the most famous festival of Punjab and Punjabi people celebrates this on the occasion of solar harvest festival. It marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. The Sikh celebrates this festival as a spring harvest festival and it is for Sikhs and Hindus. In Baisakhi we make prayers, worship god. Baisakhi is also known as Vaisakhi. This festival generally celebrates in the month of April.

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti celebrates in the month of January (starting of the year) also famous as Uttrayan. However, this festival of Makar Sankranti is related to Pongal because the first crop of Rice in a year that harvests and makes with it an Indian sweet called kheer is called Pongal. Pongal celebrates all over India but it is the most famous festival of Tamilnadu. In Makar Sankranti, we flying kites, dance, cow puja and we also make social gatherings and Enjoy happily.

Basanti Panchami

The Basant Panchami is celebrated for goddess Saraswati and she is God of Education. In the festival of Basant Panchami, we worship Goddess Saraswati, Basant Panchami is also famous as Saraswati puja. This festival not only celebrates in India but it celebrates in other countries like Nepal, java, and Bali.

Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivratri is very awesome festival in India because this festival celebrates on the anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This festival celebrates because on this day lord shiva saved the whole world from a pot of poison. The lord Shiva symbolizes peace, truth, and infinity and on this festival we worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Teachers Day

On Teachers Day we celebrate in honor of our teachers and in memory of Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who is the first vice president of India. They teach the importance of our teachers in our lives and every year on September 5 we celebrate teachers’ day. On teacher’s day, we give a gift to our teacher and say thank you for teaching us, and do you know that the first teacher of India is Savitri bai Phule she is the first female teacher in (1848).

Rath Yatra

In the Indian state of Orrisa there is a city Puri which is also famous as Jagganath Puri celebrates the chariot festival Rath Yatra. This festival celebrated of worship of Lord Jagganath and his elder brother Balbhadra and his sister Subhadra, the journey of Rath Yatra is about 3 km to Gundicha temple which is Mausi Maa temple. The name of rath of Lord Jagannath is Nandi Ghosh It has 18 wheels and Balbhadra Rath name is Tala Dhawaja It has 16 wheels and Subhadra Rath name is Devadalana

Ambedkar Jayanti

Ambedkar Jayanti celebrates in the memory of Doctor Bhim Rao Ambedkar and it celebrates on 14 April every year. Bhimrao Ambedkar also called Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, he is a man who was a social activist for civil right so that on this day we celebrate the birth of doctor Bhim Rao Ambedkar. This year we celebrate the 130th birthday of Doctor Bhim Rao Ambedkar . Bhimrao Ambedkar also called Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan celebrated all over India and on this day we celebrate the relationship between Brother and Sister. It is mostly celebrate by Hindus in the month of August and this festival. This festival also called Raksha Purnima. This festival is popular in a part of South Asia and it is famous among people all around the world.

Janmashtmi

Janmashtmi celebrates on the occasion of the birth of Lord Krishna, he is the 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu, and this festival also famous as Gokulastami. It is the most famous festival of Mathura and Mathura is the birth city of Lord Krishna. This festival is the festival of joy and everybody celebrates this festival very happily.

Independance Day

On 15 August 1947, The country India has become Independent so that on this day India celebrates its Independence Day. On Independence Day people come to Red Fort, in Delhi, India. The prime minister of India comes for hosting the National flag at Red Fort. For Independence, our heroes had sacrificed their lives so that we salute them for this great sacrifice. This year, Independent India marks as 74th Independence Day for the country.

Onam

In the southern part state of India celebrates the festival of Onam, In this festival, people do Boat Race and this festival is based on 22nd nakshatra. In Onam, we eat traditional South India dishes like Mango curry, Upperi, Inji curry, Pachadi, etc. Onam celebrates for the first harvest in farms are in the Month of August and September.

Durga Puja

Durga Puja celebrates in the month of October. In this festival, we worship Goddess Durga. This festival celebrates on the tenth day of the Ashwin Shukla Paksha and it mostly celebrates all over India but is most famous in Kolkatta. Durga puja also called Durgostav and Sharodo Utsav which is a Hindu festival.

Gurupurab

Guru Purab celebrates in the month of November, the festival of Guru Purab dedicate to the day of Guru. Gurupurab is the Punjabi festival and this year it is the 551st birthday of Guru Nanak Ji. This festival is also famous as Prakash Guru Nanak Jayanti, In the festival of Guru Purab, we do worship Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Mewar

Mewar festival celebrates in the Indian State Of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India and this festival shows the culture and tradition of Rajasthan. This festival celebrates in the Spring season every year. This festival especially celebrates by women, they dressed in the finest clothing according to the celebration.

Bihu

Bihu celebrates in the Indian state of Assam, this festival is also famous as Rangoli Bihu. This festival celebrates in the Month of October. This festival celebrates by the people of Assam and in this festival, they make rangoli and do the dance.

Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram is an annual festival in Malayalam and this festival is also famous for Fireworks. The Kasvaserry Pooram famous for the firework during the afternoon. This festival is famous in the South and In this festival, we worship Lord shiva.

Eid-ul-fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrates by Muslims. In this festival, people do fast and pray. It celebrates on the last day of Ramzan and this festival is also famous as the festival of breaking fast. In This festival, people say to others Eid Mubarak and on this day marks the long month dawn of Ramzan.

Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja celebrates in the memory of Lord Krishna, In this festival, we make vegetarian foods for Lord Krishna. We worship the mountain called Govardhan Parvat. This festival is a Hindu festival, It celebrates in the state of Mathura. The importance of this festival is that Lord Krishna saves the people from the flood by raised a mountain on one figure.

Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa celebrates by the Marathas and this festival is famous in Mumbai, India. This festival mark as the New Year of Marathas, the beginning of a new year according to the Hindu calendar. This festival celebrates in the month of April and this festival celebrates on the occasion of the crowning of Lord Rama who came back to Ayodhya after 14 years in a forest.

Republic Day

Republic day celebrates because of replacing the Act of Government of India on 26 January 1950. This National festival has a very special place in the heart of Indians. On this day, At Rajpath, in Delhi, the celebration is in the form of a parade of soldiers, tanks, and cultural dances, but everyone’s favorite is the flypast of the present by the Indian Air Force. This year we celebrate the Republic of India’s 72nd Republic Day of India.

Camel Festival

Camel Festival organizes every year in Bikaner, Rajasthan, In this festival camel, traders do their business in holy Kartika. This festival is a cultural festival and it starts from the month of Kartika mass. This festival was held in the Pushkar, Rajasthan.

Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela organizes after every three years, and switches between four different locations – Haridwar (river Ganga), Prayagraj (Triveni Sangam of Yamuna, Ganga, and Saraswati), Ujjain (river Kshipra),  and Nasik (River Godavari). The mela returns to each location after a span of 12 years. Every Indian is waiting for this festival to go In the bank of river Ganga sites, this is a Hindu festival. In every Kumbh Mela, many priests came to this festival and they do worship God and Goddess.

Losar

Losar festival celebrates as the Tibetan new year, Bhutanese new year, and also Napalese New year festival. This festival celebrates in the month of March. This festival celebrates for 3 days, symbolized Buddhism is the symbol of this festival.

Horn Bill Festival

Horn Bill Festival celebrates in the month of December which is celebrated in Nagaland. In the part of Northern India, This festival is also known as the Festival of Festivals and it is observed by Nagas. This festival is organized by the state tourism of Nagaland which is organized for the culture & art department.

Buddha Jayanti

Buddha Jayanti is celebrated for the birth of Lord Buddha and this festival is a Buddhism-type festival. It is celebrated in the East and Southern part of Asia and the founder of Lord Buddha is prince Siddhartha. This festival of Buddha Jayanti has its cultural events and programs.

Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti is the National festival of India, On this day we celebrate the Birth of Mahatma Gandhi. It was celebrated on 2nd October every year. Gandhi Ji was born in Gujarat and he has a big contribution to the Independence of India. This year Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Dree Festival

Dree Festival is celebrated by Apatanis and this festival is a big Agriculture festival of India. This festival is celebrated in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh it is famous for its cultivation of wet rice. The worship of God in the dree festival is har Niang, Meti, and also Danyi.

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja is the most famous festival of Bihar, In nowadays chhath puja is celebrated all over India. It is celebrated in the month October-November. Chhath Puja is dedicated to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya (known to be the sister of Surya), By this festival, people aim towards thanking the Sun God for a period of four days. The devotees who observe the fast during this festival are called Vrati.

Conclusion

In the above blog, we try to give you all the Information and details of Indian festivals. As we all know that India is the land of festivals and Indian celebrates every festival by heart. Overall, India and its festivals are so great and we feel joy and fun, the National Festival of India we feel to salute the heroes of Independence.

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