The Diwali Festival is the most famous festival in India. The Diwali Festival is a Hindu religious festival which means “Festival of Light”. This festival symbolizes a good victory over bad. This celebration focuses on lights and light, especially on traditional “diya” lights. Diwali is celebrated for five consecutive days in the Hindu calendar of the month “Ashwayuja”. Usually this happens in October or November, and is one of the most popular and most anticipated festivals in India.
The Festival of Holi or the Color Festival is an early spring festival celebrated in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and others. The Holi Festival is celebrated at the end of winter when the “phalgun purnima” of the last full moon of the phallus according to the lunar calendar, usually coincides with the end of February or early March and lasts for 16 days. The highlight of the celebration of Holi is called Dhulheti, Dhulandi, or Dhulendi. On that day, people celebrate Holi by throwing colorful powder at each other or splashing each other with colorful water.
The Ganesh Chaturthi Festival is an annual festival that lasts ten days which falls in late August or early September in India. This festival is held to worship the god Ganesha. Today people celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival with a burning spirit, even though it is most popular in Maharashtra state. The festival also received a large proportion in Mumbai and around the temples of Astawinayaka.
The Festival of Durga Puja is the largest annual festival in South Asia to worship the Hindu goddess Durga. Durga Puja lasts for six days. The Durga Puja Festival is also the most significant socio-cultural event in Bengali society. The popularity of Durga Puja increased during the British Empire in Bengali. After Hindu reformers linked Durga to India, Durga has become a symbol of the Indian Independence Movement. The Durga Puja Festival includes the worship of Lord Shiva, Lakshmi, Ganesha, Saraswati and Kartikeya. Modern tradition adds a scandal that is decorated and contains a statue of Durga.
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