India…A Whole World Of Festivals
“Peace on earth will come to stay if we celebrate every day”
Enchanting decorations, series of beautiful lights, a blend of exotic aromas everywhere in the air, the mouth-watering spread of delicious cuisine followed by scrumptious sweets….and a fantastic glow on each and every face…What a heavenly feeling it is!!
ITS THE LOVELY FESTIVE SPIRIT OF INDIA!!!
In the Indian culture, there was a time when there used to be a festival every day of the year – 365 festivals in a year – because festival is a magic wand that brings life to a state of exuberance and enthusiasm. The festivals of India are not just simple rituals, but pillars of the deeply embedded religious sentiments of the Indians. They are the artistic and spiritual expressions of the joy of being a part of the multicultural world we live in.
Most of our festivals are celebrated according to the lunar calendar and may fall on different days each year- a wide variety that piques the interest of any newcomer. To name a few, India celebrates :
- Holi- The vibrant Indian festival of colours (March).
- Diwali- The vivid and dazzling festival of lights (October-November)
- Sri Krishna Janamashtami – The birth of Lord Krishna (August-September)
- Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan- An astonishing 30,000-40,000 camels converge on the tiny desert town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, for the annual Pushkar Fair. It’s a fascinating sight and a great opportunity to witness an old traditional-style Indian festival(Usually falls in November)
- Ganesh Chaturthi -The birth of the elephant God Lord Ganesha (August-September)
- Navratri -Which is also known as Durga Puja in the honour of Mother Goddess (September-October)
- Onam- A traditional ten day harvest festival of southern India that marks the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali (September)
and a dozens more of them….
Come to our country to experience the depth of our festivals and be inspired by the richness of our colourful jamboree.