Glimpse of India- Festivals Galore

Glimpse of India- Festivals Galore

Festivals give us good reason to break the monotony and celebrate the occasion called life. Many festivals are linked with our religious faiths with a strong sense to perform the associated rituals. We have many religions and as many festivals to celebrate our stay on Earth. These remind us that “Whatever stage of life you’re in, remember that the show must go on.”

India boasts of innumerable colourful festivals and strong beliefs assert the dedication. Land of vibrant hues, India with 130 crores people observe the festivities with fervour.

I’m sharing a few popular festivals celebrated in India.

Diwali

One of the most popular festivals, Diwali is the festival of lights. It is believed that Lord Rama fought Demon Ravana and brought back his wife Sita from Ravana’s captivity. The auspicious day of Diwali is celebrated to mark the day when Rama and Sita reached Ayodhya after 14 years in exile.

(Pictures Credit: Wikimedia Commons )

Holi

Holi, the festival of spring is celebrated by lighting up a bonfire and playing with colours the next morning. Holi also has a historical significance, glorifying the victory of good over evil.
Mathura and Braj are famous for Holi celebrations where festivities last for more than a week.

Shri Krishna Janmashtami

Shri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Traditional events of ‘Dahi-Handi’, ‘Raas-Leela’ are organised in many parts of India. People from Mathura and North-Eastern region enjoy this festival to the core.

Durga Puja

Most popular in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Odisha, Durga Puja is the biggest festival of Bengalis. The grand pandals with huge idols of Mother Durga perform Durga Puja for nine days. On the tenth day, Ma Durga idols are immersed in water. Kolkata Durga Puja is not to be missed if you’re in India during festivities.

Eid Ul Fitr

Eid Ul Fitr is an important festival of Muslims celebrated around the world. The day marks the end of one holy month of fasting called Ramadan. The fasting teaches charity, patience, empathy, sympathy and praise for the Almighty as one understands the subordination of human beings.

Ganesh Chaturthi

The festival celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha. The clay idols of Lord Ganesha are installed at homes or workplaces and elaborate prayers are performed. On the tenth day, the idols are carried in processions and immersed in water bodies.

Lohri

A popular Punjabi-folk festival, Lohri is celebrated in Punjabi-dominated northern regions of India. The festival marks the end of winter season and beginning of longer days. People lit a bonfire and dance and sing around it.

This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z and Global AtoZ blogging challenge. I’m writing 26 posts in the month of April on the theme Glimpse of India. Follow my work on social media platforms with hashtags #AditiWrites, #CelebrateIndiaWithAditi

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33 Comments Add yours

      1. Welcome
        Happy navratri 😊

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  1. Beautiful post! Festivals are Heart of our Indian culture. Happy Navratri! 💕

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks and Happy Navratri to you too ❤️

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  2. Totally agree, festivals are the essence of the lives of we Indians ♥️

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    1. aditi says:

      You got me! Thanks for reading:)

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  3. Festivals add to the vibrancy of our country. You have brought out the essence really well.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks dear 🤗

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  4. vidhya29 says:

    Beautiful post!! These festivals are full of love and fun

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    1. aditi says:

      Definitely 😃

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  5. How much ever we do here it won’t be equivalent to the happiness we get in India. I miss celebrating festivals there. On the occasion of Ugadi, your post came up and reminded brought back my memories.

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    1. aditi says:

      I feel for you Sanjota but this is how life goes. You run after one thing and the other will lag behind. Thanks for reading:)

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  6. Deboshree says:

    Ah, that was like a year in festivals. I’m now ready to go shopping, please. 😀

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    1. aditi says:

      We all love festivities❤ Thanks for visiting😀

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  7. Miss Andi says:

    So many festivals! Thanks for the short introduction to them all!

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    1. aditi says:

      Glad you liked Andi😊

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  8. The more the merrier is so true for festivals. Great read.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Ujjwal:)

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  9. Induchhibber says:

    Very nice collection.These festivals make life interesting.

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  10. Manas Mukul says:

    India is a land of diversity and each one of them brings different festivals and celebrations. Lovely post. Glad you are continuing Xploring Bharat.
    #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

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    1. aditi says:

      It was my first AtoZ and I wanted a theme on which I can write volumes! Already tuned to India posts, I finalized on ‘Glimpse of India’:)
      Thanks for reading!

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      1. Manas Mukul says:

        Nice. It is my first AtoZ as well. Hope to see the finish line.

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  11. Sudip says:

    That’s the beauty of India. We celebrate each and every festival and spread happiness.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading 😊

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  12. shravmusings says:

    Beautiful post and festivals are the heart of India

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  13. Rashi Roy says:

    I thought F would be for food 😃 Festivals fit better undoubtedly. Hope you’ll cover the delicacies in some other post!

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    1. aditi says:

      Even I was thinking of adding a food post but not before today 😃
      Hope to fit in next few AtoZ days!

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