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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: April 04, 2014

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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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References

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

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    Sweetened Oil Seeds Mark the Sankranti FestivalSchool Girls at an Independence Day Procession Unifromed Boys Hoisting National FlagChariot of Honavar TownArtist Making Idol of GaneshGarudi Festival DollsThe Rakhi Festival
    A Priest at BandihabbaCollege students celebrate the Holi festivalTemple on WheelsFireworks During the Deepavali FestivalWoman in festive clothing prepares for worshipA Lighted Christmas Tree Lord Ganesh rides his favorite mouse to earth
    The Festival of LightsSanta Claus in a Rangoli Design for ChristmasRangoli to Welcome the New MillenniumUsing Rangoli to Greet Friends and NeighborsRangoli to wish Sankranti GreetingsLord Ganesh in a Floral RangoliA thatched roof temple with Dasara Greetings
    Sacrificial TigerGirl Carrying Offerings to Lord KrishnaParade of the Mysore Golden HowdahPlaying Holi by exchanging ColorsPerformer During a Konkani Harvest Festival (Shigmo)Ram Mela FestivalVillagers during a Festival of Gopuja (Worship of Cow)
    Temple Chariot, TiruparankundramPresidential Guards at the Republic Day Parade, New DelhiHidimba Devi FestivalMatam with ZanjeerNavarathri Greetings.Festival of ForgivenessIndian Celebrations
    Woman with an Oil Lamp

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