Pushkar Fair 2014

India Festivals

Indian is known to be the country of festivals. Every month of the calendar holds a festival that one can enjoy in India. Being a secular country it houses more than four religions. Every religion has its own set of festivals that the entire nation celebrates. Each festival has its own signature style of celebration. All festivals are unique in their own sense. The traditions and celebrations of the same festival also vary from one region to another. The festivals have a significant story or history behind it. This story is the key reason to all the rituals and customs that are performed for them. In the South, the festival of Pongal or Sankranti celebrates the harvest, and heralds the onset of summer, with its longer days and shorter nights. In North India it is the festival of Lohri, featuring dancing and celebrations around a bonfire, which marks the end of winter and welcoming of warmer weather.

Teej in Rajasthan welcomes the monsoon. Yet another harvest festival this one native to Kerala is Onam. Some festivals are dedicated to gods and goddesses and to their incarnations and reincarnations for example,Diwali celebrates the return of Rama, Prince of Ayodhya, after fourteen long years of exile. It is also dedicated to the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and in eastern India to goddess Kali, the consort of Lord Shiva. In India, both Christmas (celebrating the birth of Christ) and Easter celebrating his resurrection are also observed. The Sikhs celebrate the births of their leaders Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh, while Muslims observe Id and Muharram.

East India Festivals Fairs and Festivals are the intrinsic part of Indian culture and east India is no exception. Festivals in east India are observed in the hue and colour in the sketch of real India and reflect the culture, customs and traditions that belong to that region of India.... Read more
North India FestivalsIndia the land of of vibrant cultures is the home to festivals and festive minded people.. Festivals in every part of India including the North India are celebrated with zest, passion and devotions as it is a part of life. It is celebrated in commemoration to religious.... Read more
South India Festivals India, the land of tradition and culture is known world wide for its strict religious observances that borders around orthodoxy. And the south India is no exception. Known for their love for religion.... Read more

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