India is a land of festivals and fairs. Every day of the year there is a festival celebrated in some part of the country. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings, saints, and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the new year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.

First online: Pongal 2000
Last updated: January 01, 2015

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Car Festivals of India
All over India, on special occasions, the idol of a deity in a chariot taken out in a grand procession.
Tool  or Instrument Worship
Ayudha Puja is the time of year when Indians thank their professions for providing a livelihood. Be it the books, tools, or cars....
God of Beginnings
Ganapati is a very popular deity among Hindus and is worshipped all over the world as the God of beginning.
Lord Krishna's Birthday
Gokulashtami is celebrated by the followers of Lord Krishna to mark his birthday.
Holi FestivalFestival of Colors
The festival of Holi is celebrated in India by spraying colors on each other. Pictorial exhibition showing celebration of the Holi.

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  • Sharma Brijendra Nath, Festivals of India, Abhinav Publications 1978.


    Kamat's Potpourri Timeless Theater Festivals of India

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