Festivals of India

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Festivals of India:

Festivals of India

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Diwali:

1. At the time of buying statues of Lakshmi and Ganesha, make sure that trunk of the Lord Ganesha is bend towards his right hand side. Also, check that statues should not be broken and looking indecent. 2. While placing the statues of the Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi for worshiping, always remember that Lakshmiji must be placed at the right hand side of Lord Ganesha.  3. Worshiping of Diwali should be done by facing west direction, so statues must face towards east. Diwali

Holi:

1.Holi is a spring festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and others. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and countries with large Indic Diaspora populations, such as Suriname, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji. 2.In West Bengal of India it is known as Dolyatra (Doul Jatra) or Basanta-Utsav ("spring festival"). The most celebrated Holi is that of the Braj region, in locations connected to the god Krishna: Mathura, Vrindavan, Nonagon, and Barsana. These places have become tourist destinations during the festive season of Holi, which lasts here to up to sixteen days. Holi

Onam:

Onam

Onam:

1.Onam  is a festival celebrated in Kerala, India .The festival commemorates the Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of the legendary Emperor Mahabali 2.It is the state festival of Kerala and falls during the month of Chingam (August–September) and lasts for ten days. The festival is marked by various festivities, including intricate flower carpets, elaborate banquet lunches, snake boat races. Onam

Pongal:

Pongal

Pongal:

1.Thai Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamilians in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu the Indian Union Territory of Pondicherry and Sri Lanka. 2.This South Indian festival, Thai Pongal, is timed by an astronomical event - the winter solstice.  3.Pongal is traditionally dedicated to the Sun God Surya and marks the beginning of the northward journey of the Sun from its southernmost-limit, a movement traditionally referred to as  uttarayana . Pongal

Dusshera :

Dusshera

Dusshera:

1.Dusshera is also known as Dashahara ,  Dussehra , dusshera  is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated in various forms, across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. 2.The name Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit Dasha-hara  literally means  remover of ten  referring to Lord Rama's victory over the ten-headed demon king Ravana . 3.The day also marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the demons Mahishasur. The name Vijayadashami is also derived from the Sanskrit words "Vijaya-dashmi" literally meaning the  victory on the dashmi  . Dusshera

Rakhsha bandhan:

Rakhsha bandhan

Raksha Bandhan:

1.Raksha Bandhan, ( the bond of protection ) or Rakhi is a Hindu festival primarily in India, Mauritius and Nepal, which celebrates the relationship between brothers (shaurya), cousins and sister. 2.It is also called Rakhi Purnima in most of India. It is also celebrated in some parts of Pakistan. The festival is observed by Hindus, and some Sikhs. Raksha Bandhan

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