Festivals of India


Festivals of India

Festivals of India

Festivals of India

Christmas: It commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Signifies the advent of joy to the world. It is celebrated on 25th December.

Diwali: This Means rows of lighted lamps. It conveys the message to light the heart with the knowledge of truth and removes the darkness of ignorance. It occurs on the fifteenth day of Kartik.

Easter: It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It signifies new life breaking out of the old. It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon in the month of April.

Gandhi Jayanti: The birth of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation. Its significance is given to the principles of Gandhi’s non-violence and simplicity. It is celebrated on the 2nd of October.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Lord Ganesh- the remover of obstacles and conquerer of the sense and mind. Lord Ganesha is worshipped before one sets forth for any new venture. It falls on 4th day in the month of ‘Bhadrapada’ (Aug-Sep)

Guru Purnima: Full moon day dedicated to the worship of the guru. It signifies the spiritual truth which is like the sun. Full moon day in ‘Ashadha’ (June—July)

Gurupurab: It commemorates the anniversary associated with the lives of the Sikh Gurus. The important one is Guru Nanak Birthday. Significance is given to spread the message of love for mankind. It falls on the full moon day in the month of ‘Kartik’. Festivals of India

Holi: The festivals of colors. It signifies the power of the virtuous in overcoming evil. It is celebrated on the full moon of ‘Phalgun’.

Mahavir Jayanti: It celebrates the birth anniversary of  Mahavir. Significance is given to uphold the truth. It is celebrated in the month of March/April.

Navaratri: Celebration of the end of the darkness of ignorance and evil. It signifies victory over our own mind. It is celebrated throughout the first nine days of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month of ‘Aswin’ (September-October) Festivals of India

Ram Navami: Celebrating the birth of Maryada Purushottama-Sri Ram. It signifies the changeless supreme self in a human form. Celebrated on the 9th day of the bright fortnight of ‘Chaitra’ (March/April).

Raksha Bandhan: Celebration of a sister’s love for her brother and a brother’s commitment towards his sister’s welfare. It signifies the importance of love and commitment. On the full moon day of the month of ‘Shravan’ (August-September). Festivals of India

Vijaya Dashami: Celebration of victory. It signifies the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month ‘Aswin’ (Sep-Oct).

Eid-Ul-Fitr: It celebrates the relevance of the Quran on this day. Importance is given to the combination of the rituals and traditions of the religion. It is celebrated on the 2nd day of the full moon after Ramadan. Festivals of India

Eid-uz-Zuha: It commemorates the life of Ismail, which was served by Allah. It signifies that Allah always loves a devoted Muslim. It is celebrated on the 10th day of the last month of the Muslim year.

Janmashtami: The birthday of Sri Krishna-the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. It signifies protection to the world from destruction and evil deeds. It is celebrated on the 8th day in the dark fortnight of ‘Shravan’ month.

Muharram: It commemorates the martyrdom of Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad. It signifies the sympathy of the faithful who mourn with sorrow and indignation. It is celebrated in the month of March/ April. 0 0 0

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