Incredible India – Exploring Festivals

Incredible India – Exploring Festivals

India is known for its secularism and this is the main reason that you will find a wide range of festivals being celebrated the entire year round. India is big on celebration and everything is celebrated in abundance, colour, music or dance!

Festivals you might witness – 

 

Durga Puja

Often celebrated to highlight the victory of good over evil, Durga Puja is celebrated in devotion to Maa Durga. It is primarily a 4 day festival where the goddess is celebrated in various forms. It is celebrated throughout the country, but West Bengal is where the same is celebrated with the maximum joy and pomp. From delectable foods to various kinds of dances and bright lights, it is a one of a kind celebration.

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Pongal

A popular festival celebrated around in Tamil Nadu, Pongal is a harvest festival which is celebrated in between the months of January or February. The festival stretches on for four days and starts with the Bhogi festival and ends with the Mattu Pongal. Houses are decorated with colourful flowers and lights and various kinds of traditional dishes are prepared to be devoted.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular festivals celebrated in India. It falls in between the months of August – September where people bring home the idols of Lord Ganesha to bring in peace, wealth and prosperity to their homes. It is predominantlyan 11 days festival where the Lord is treated with utmost care and devotion. Modak is an indispensable part of this festival. Many people even indulge in dancing and campaigns during the time to bring forth more joy.

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Diwali

Diwali is yet another one of the popular festivals which is celebrated during the months of October or November. This is celebrated to highlight the win of Lord Rama over Ravana. The houses all across the country are lit with earthen lamps and lights which make the entire country glow. Sweets and new clothes are exchanged between people to further signify the importance of this festival.

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Eid-Ul-Fitr

Last but not the least of the festivals that is celebrated with great joy in India is the festival of Eid-Ul-FitrAll the Muslim people in the country come together to reminisce the teachings of Allah and share joy and love to everyone. Delicious dishes are prepared across the houses and sweets are shared among the people. 

 

Be sure to check out my personal experience in Incredible India! Also, follow the series with Places and History and Food!

 

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