India is one of the beautiful countries with cultural and traditional festivals in all religions. The people will involve in all festival celebrations every month with complete enthusiasm. Each festival has its own history and significance of celebrations. Some of the festivals are celebrated by some religion peoples and many festivals are celebrated as universal one.
The country stands as an example of unity in diversity where all religion peoples together celebrating and sharing their happiness each other during festivals. There are various cultural and traditional festivals celebrated by the people of Hindu religion all over the world.
Hindus are fixing their festivals date according to the dates of Hindu calendar, the Lunar calendar which depends on the sun and moon movements throughout the year. The birth and death anniversaries of the god and goddess are also celebrated in the Hinduism with lots of fun and frolic activities such as music, dance and etc.
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India and they celebrate for new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. The festival usually falls between the middle of October and the middle of November. The stories behind the Diwali is the legend of Lord Rama and his wife Sita returning to the kingdom after defeating the demon king Ravana in 15th century BC. They are celebrating this festival by buying crackers gift box online, new attires and they decorate the houses with colorful lights.
The Makar Sankranti is one of the popular and oldest festivals in India. It is the most colorful festivals of Hindu peoples in North India. As per mythology the beginning of holy phase is celebrating as Makar Sankranti. The people will share their happiness by preparing sweet Pongal in their houses and also, they celebrate with carnivals, dance, music.
Onam is the most popular festival of Kerala South India. It is one of the most favorite Hindu festival celebrated with a great enthusiasm for a period of 10 days. The homecoming of the legendary king Mahabali who ruled Kerala in ancient times is celebrated as Onam. People wear new clothes, decorate their houses and put flower carpet called ‘Pookalam’ in front of their houses, to welcome the King Mahabali.
Great night of Lord Shiva is celebrated as Maha Shivaratri every year in February – March by Hindus. There are various mythological legends related to Shivaratri but the most accepted one says that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were married on this auspicious day. Celebrating the festival of Shivaratri devotees observe day and night fast and perform ritual worship of Shiva Lingam to appease Lord Shiva.
Vinayaka Chaturthi is commonly called as Ganesh Chaturthi where the Hindus will worship and honors the birth of elephant headed Lord Ganesh the son of Lord Shiva. The festival is celebrated from 4th to 14th day of bright fortnight in the Hindu Month of Bhadrapada (August-September). They celebrate this festival at home by buying Lord Ganesh Statues and later they immersed the statues in an ocean with huge celebrations.