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India is a highly spiritual country. The festivals are at the heart of the people lives in India, with many varied and numerous festivals. The major festivals are always held throughout the year and they offer unique Indian culture. The major cultural festivals in India will provide you with truly a memorable experience.
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This is a spectacular festival that honors the birth of the beloved Hindu the elephant headed god, the Lord Ganesha, which is popularly worshiped for his ability to remove obstacles and to bring good fortune. The festival is celebrated on the Late August or the early September, depending on the cycle of the moon. The festival always begins with the installation of the huge elaborately crafted statutes of the Ganesha in homes and in the podiums, which have been especially constructed and they are beautifully decorated
The Holi festival is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over the evil, the burning brings it about, and the destruction of the demoness named the Holika. The festival is enabled through unwavering devotion to the Hindu god of the preservation, Lord Vishnu. The day after the full moon in March, each year is when the festival is celebrated. People spend the whole day smearing colored powder all over each other’s faces, throwing colored water at each other, having the parties, and dancing under water sprinklers.
Navaratri, Dussehra, and Durga Puja
The first nine days of this festival are known as Navaratri, and are filled with dances in the honor of the Mother Goddess. The tenth day called Dussehra and the Lord Rama devotes it to celebrating the defeat of the demon king Ravana.
Onam is a very traditional ten-day harvest festival that marks the homecoming of the mythical the King Mahabali. It is a festival rich in the culture and the heritage. People strikingly decorate the ground in front of their houses with flowers arranged in the beautiful patterns to welcome the King.(Image by Arun Sinha)
The Krishna Janmashtami, also known as the Govinda, commemorates the birthday of the Lord Krishna. An extremely fun part of the festival involves where people climb on each other forming a human pyramid to try to reach and break open clay pots filled with the curd, which have been strung up high from buildings.
The beauty of the Indian culture and celebrations in just spectacular.
Feature image by Thejas Panarkandy