Top Ten Indian Festivals


The Top Ten

1 Holi

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Krishna legend. In the Braj region of India, where the Hindu deity Krishna grew up, the festival is celebrated until Rangpanchmi in commemoration of the divine love of Radha for Krishna. The festivities officially usher in spring, with Holi celebrated as a festival of love. - MANISHMAHAPATRA

2 Diwali

Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere)... Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices. - MANISHMAHAPATRA

3 Ganesh Puja

Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with a great devotion. This day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesh is the symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. - MANISHMAHAPATRA

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4 Sivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god... goddesses of the area, said to number more than 200, assemble here on the day of Maha Shivaratri.

Significance ‎: ‎self study, yoga, Shiva drank the poison created during samudra manthan ‎

2017 date ‎: ‎24 February (Friday) ‎

Observed by ‎: ‎Hindus in India, Nepal ‎

Observances ‎: ‎ Fasting ‎, yoga, all night vigil, worship of ‎ Lingam ‎ - MANISHMAHAPATRA

5 Hanuman Jayanti

Hanumanh Jayanti or Hanumath Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara god, widely venerated throughout India. The event is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra (the Chaitra Pournimaa)... Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. - MANISHMAHAPATRA

6 Dussehra

Dussehra celebrates the Hindu god Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil. The epic Ramayana tells the story of the Lord Rama who wins the lovely Sita for his wife, only to have her carried off by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka. Ravana plays an important role in the Ramayana. - MANISHMAHAPATRA

7 Christmas

Christmas, actually, is the only one I am most familiar with. I love giving gifts and spending time with my family. I also usually sing in church choir if there's some service going on. - LeiaSkywalker

Yay, Christmas, my favorite holiday! Not because of president but because it's Jesus's b day! - EliHbk

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8 Saraswati Puja

Know why we celebrate Vasant Panchami or Saraswati Puja. New Delhi: Vasant Panchami or Saraswati Puja is a popular Hindu festival dedicated to the goddess of learning Saraswati, who is the deity of knowledge, art and music. - MANISHMAHAPATRA

9 Janmastami

Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon. - MANISHMAHAPATRA

10 Eid Mubarakh

Eid means "celebration" and refers to the occasion itself, and Mubarak means "blessed"; for example, performing the Eid prayer. So Eid, meaning “celebration,” and Mubarak, meaning “Blessed” literally translates to wishing your friends a blessed holiday. - MANISHMAHAPATRA

The Contenders

11 Makar Sankranti Makar Sankranti
12 Lakshmi Puja Lakshmi Puja
13 Rath Yatra Rath Yatra
14 Durga Puja

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