India is a country in the whole world where people of different religions live and different types of festivals are celebrated. In India, people of every religion celebrate their festivals with great pomp according to their customs. Our India is recognized because of the most different and old culture of the country.
All the major festivals celebrated in India reflect their own culture and civilization. These major festivals which are celebrated in the country of India are associated with their mythology and folk arts. There are many such festivals which are celebrated on the birth anniversary of many great people and also on their death anniversary.
Whatever festivals are celebrated here, some of them are celebrated according to the season. which is related to the weather. Anyway, every day in the country of India, some festival is celebrated at some place or the other. The festivals of India only tell its specialty.
There is so much passion for festivals here that people eagerly wait for each and every culture festival. And he celebrates the days of festivals with joy and gaiety. There are some major festivals of India which are given below.
This Makar Sankranti festival is celebrated every year on the 14th or 15th of January with great pomp. This festival is celebrated in every state of India but in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh it is celebrated with more enthusiasm.
Also known as this Khichdi, on this day people take bath in the Ganges early in the morning and the Sun enters from one zodiac to another. People also celebrate kite festival on this beautiful festival, especially in a state like Gujarat.
This festival comes in the beginning of the month of February. According to the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated on the fifth day of the fee side of the month of Magha. It is special for the students because on this day Saraswati Maa is worshiped who is called the goddess of knowledge and wisdom.
Therefore, this festival is celebrated with respect in schools and colleges. This festival is also called the first festival of the year.
The festival of Mahashivratri is celebrated by the Hindu religion with great pomp. This festival is celebrated on the day of Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha of Falgun month (ie March month) according to the Hindu calendar.
Lord Shiva is worshiped on this day. On this day people of all age groups offer water to Lord Shiva and on this day people also keep fast.
This Holi festival is a festival of colours. On this day people hug each other with happiness. On this day people apply Abir and Gulal to each other with love. It is an important festival of India.
It is a major festival celebrated every year in the month of Falgun i.e. March. Many popular stories are famous in India like Holika Dahan, Braj ka Holi, Lathmar Holi etc. Many people also drink alcohol on this day.
This festival falls in the month of April or May. According to Hindu religion, this festival is celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month.
According to Hindu scriptures, it is believed that Lord Rama was born on that day and that Rama is considered to be the seventh incarnation of Vishnu.
This is the festival of Baisakhi, people of Sikh religion celebrate it with great enthusiasm. This festival is celebrated in the month of Baisakh i.e. in April. On this day, people wear colorful clothes in a traditional way and perform Giddha and Bhangra along with folk dance.
On this day of Baisakhi, the festival of Bihu festival is also celebrated in the state of Assam, India. It is said that this festival is celebrated when the Sun enters Aries.
People of Muslim society celebrate this festival with great pomp. Eid festival is the most important festival for them, because it is a festival that comes once a year for the people of the Muslim community.
Whenever the festival of Eid is about to come, there is a month of Ramadan before that, due to which Muslim brothers keep fasting for 1 month. And then this fast ends only after the sighting of the moon of Eid.
This month of Ramadan is passed in peace and happiness for the people of the Muslim community.
Rakshabandhan is the main festival of Hindu religion. This festival mainly depicts the relationship of brother and sister. It is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the month of Shravan, so it falls in the month of August according to the English calendar.
On this festival, sister ties the Rakshasutra (ie Rakhi) on her brother’s wrist, imagining protecting herself from them.
This festival is an important festival coming in the month of Bhadrapada, which is celebrated by the people of Hindu religion with great enthusiasm. It is celebrated every year on the Ashtami date of the Krishna Paksha of the month of Bhadrapada.
According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Krishna was born on this day at 12 o’clock in the night. For this reason people celebrate this day with great enthusiasm and gaiety. On the very next day, people also organize Dahihandi, especially in Mumbai.
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the major festivals of Hindus. People worship Lord Ganesha (ie Ganpati Bappa) on this festival. This festival lasts for about 11 days, during which people perform daily aarti and worship with great devotion.
This festival is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha. Most of this festival is celebrated in Mumbai (Maharashtra).
This Navratri is the holy festival of Hinduism. This is celebrated twice in a year according to different culture and tradition.
The first Navratri festival is celebrated in the month of Chaitra (April) which is also known as Ram Navami, and the second Navratri is celebrated in the month of Ashwin (September/October), where people worship the new incarnations of Maa Durga.
This is known by different names as Durga Maa. The worship of unmarried girls in this festival is very special.
Dussehra comes immediately after Navratri, because nine days after Navratri, the tenth day is celebrated by Hinduism as Dussehra.
This festival is mainly based on the victory of good over evil. It is said that when Ram ji conquered the demon Ravana, since then people of Hindu religion celebrate this festival with great pomp, considering that day as a symbol of good over evil.
According to the Hindu calendar, this Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth day of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month.
According to Hindu religion, this festival is specially considered for married women. Because on this festival, married women wish for the long life and happiness of their husbands by staying waterless on this day.
This festival is celebrated on the Chaturthi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik (October/November) according to the Hindu calendar.
People celebrate this festival exactly one day before Diwali. On this festival people buy new things like utensils, jewelry etc. This festival is celebrated on the 13th day (Trayodashi) of the Krishna Paksha of the month of Kartik according to the Hindu calendar.
Lord Dhanvantari is worshiped on this festival. On this day people also make Rangoli which enhances the beauty of their house.
Diwali is a major festival of Hinduism. People celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm and pomp. It is said that on this day when Lord Shri Ramchandra returned to his home Ayodhya after completing his 14 years of exile and winning over Ravana, the residents of Ayodhya decorated their homes with lamps in the joy of his arrival. Along with Lord Rama, his brother Lakshmana and his wife Mata Sita also returned to Ayodhya.
The name of the great country in which we live is India. India is considered a symbol of unity in diversity. India is a country where people of all religions live and they have the freedom to celebrate their festivals with happiness.