India is a country of festivals. Many types of festivals are celebrated here every year, every month, according to the date in every state. There is some historical story behind every festival celebrated in India. Which reflects the cultural heritage of our country. Which are being celebrated in our country for generations. Every festival has its own specialty and religious significance. People of different religions and castes live in our country and they have diverse rituals. He keeps manifesting His deeds and rituals in special ways from time to time, we see these forms in the form of big events every day. Thus, in every religion, there is a tradition of celebrating some festival or the other. Which we have been celebrating for years because these festivals are symbols of our country’s culture, customs and traditions. Most of the festivals in the world are celebrated in our country.
The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. However, it is called by different names in different states of the country. This festival is celebrated every year on 14 or 15 January. On this day people start their day by taking bath in the Ganga in the morning. In Uttar Pradesh it is called Khichdi festival, on this day the Sun moves from one zodiac sign to another.
In India, the festival of Basant Panchami has a different belief, because this festival is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. Mother Saraswati is worshiped and worshiped on this day. This festival of Basant Panchami is also called Shri Panchami and Gyan Panchami. This major festival is celebrated in the month of January or February. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival falls on the day of Shukla Panchami in the month of Magh.
The festival of Mahashivratri is a major festival of the people of Hindu religion. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated on Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month. On this day, along with fasting, people worship Lord Shiva by wearing new clothes. This fast is considered special for women. It is believed that if a girl observes a fast on this day, she gets married very soon.
The festival of Ram Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month (April). According to Hindu beliefs, Lord Ram was born on this day. It is said that Lord Vishnu had incarnated as Lord Rama on this day to end the atrocities of Ravana. Lord Ram is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
This holy festival of Rakshabandhan has a lot of recognition in Hindu religion. Mainly this festival is a festival of brothers and sisters. This festival is celebrated every year on the full moon day of Shravan month (August). This festival is related to the relationship between brother and sister, on this day the sister ties a protective thread on her brother’s wrist and the brother promises to protect his sister.
Krishna Janmashtami is important like all Hindu festivals. This festival falls every year on the Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month. Indians living abroad also celebrate this festival with full faith and enthusiasm. On this day Lord Shri Krishna was born at midnight. It is said that worshiping Lord Krishna on this day gives special results.
Ganesh Chaturthi is also a major festival of Hindus. Mainly Lord Ganesha is worshiped on this day. According to Hindu beliefs, this festival is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha. During Ganesh Chaturthi, people install the idol of Bappa in their homes and localities, this festival lasts for about 9 to 11 days.
Navratri has a very important place in Hindu religion. The festival of Navratri is celebrated twice a year, first in Chaitra month (March/April) and second in Ashwin month (September/October). This holy festival is celebrated all over India according to its culture and tradition. In this festival, nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped, along with this, girl worship has special significance.
Diwali is a major festival of Hindus this festival is celebrated with great pomp all over India. This festival of Diwali is celebrated on the new moon day of Kartik month. Diwali is also called the festival of lights. On this day, Lord Shri Ramchand ji returned to Ayodhya with his wife, mother Sita and brother Lakshman after spending 14 years in exile and killing the demon king Ravana.
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