Maha Shivaratri (Shiva Ratri)
Celebrated on the new moon night in the month of Phalguna, this Hindu festival is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Rama Navami
This nine-day Hindu festival, celebrated in the bright fortnight in the month of Chaitra, commemorates the birth of Shri Rama who was born to annihilate the demon King Ravana.
Krishna Janmashtami
This Hindu festival, which falls during the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadra, is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Krishna to annihilate Kansa. It is marked by fasts, prayers and the enactment of incidents from Krishna's childhood.
Ganesha Chaturthi (Ganesha Utsava)
Celebrated essentially in Maharashtra, this festival celebrates the birthday of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god who is the son of Shiva and Parvati.
Vijaya Dashami (Dassera)
Victory of Shri Rama over Ravana.
This nine-day festival of the Hindus is celebrated in almost all parts of India in the month of Ashvina, and is marked by fasting and praying to different aspects of Devi.
This is one of the oldest Hindu festivals occurring in the month of Kartik, which commemorates the return of Rama to Ayodhya after an exile of 14 years. It also marks the beginning of the New Year and is celebrated with the lighting of lamps.
Hindu Vaishnavas observe Ekadashi (alternatively called 'Gyaars') by fasting on that day.
Guru Purnima
The day, also known as “Vyasa Purnima” is observed by devotees who offer pujas (worship) to their beloved Gurus.
Hanuman Jayanti
It is celebrated largely in North India to commemorate the birth of the monkey god, Hanuman, during Chaitra. It marks a symbolic acceptance of the human race's peaceful co-existence with nature and the worship of an animal.
Lakshmi Puja
Lakshmi Puja is performed to propitiate Goddess Lakshmi and to thank her for the bestowal of her blessings on the humans.
Saraswati Puja
The worship of Hindu goddess of learning, is observed on the Basant Panchami day annually.
Durga Puja
This nine-day festival of the Hindus is celebrated in the month of Ashvina in Bengal. It marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasura after a long battle, signifying the victory of good over evil.
Kumbh Mela
Pilgrimage every 12 years to four cities in India.
This colorful festival of the Hindus, celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna, heralds the advent of spring.
Raksā Bandhana
Renewing bonds between brothers and sisters.
Gayatri Japa Day
The Gayatri Japa Day is one such very holy and glorious day intended to remind all of the greatest and most glorious of all Mantras, the sacred Gayatri Mantra.
Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai.
Makara Shankranti or Pongal
SALUTATIONS and adorations to the Supreme Lord, the primordial power that divided the year into the four seasons. Salutations to Surya, the Sun-God, who on this great day embarks on his northward journey.
Gita Jayanti
THE GITA Jayanti, or the birthday of the Bhagavad Gita, is celebrated throughout India by all the admirers and lovers of this most sacred scripture on the eleventh day (Ekadashi) of the bright half of the month of Margaseersha (December-January), according to the Hindu almanac.
Kartigai Deepam
ON THE full moon day of the month of Kartigai (November-December) which falls on the ascension of the Kritigai star, the Hindus celebrate the Kartigai Deepam.
Chaitra Purnima
The Hindu scriptures prescribe elaborate worship of the Chitra Guptas on this day.
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