There are festivals for all sorts of reasons. Many come from commemorating religions events, and in India with two very major religions represented, there are many festivals. Hindu festivals and Muslim festivals are widely celebrated. There is also a sizable Christian presence in some parts of India as well, and those festivals are also celebrated. Today we learn the names of some of these festivals in Hindi.
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Major Festivals of India:
New Year’s Day
नव वर्ष दिवस
Nav Varsh Diwas
A harvest festival
Also known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Bihu in Assam, Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh, Lohri in Punjab and the Sankranti in Karnataka, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
Konark Dance Festival
कोणार्क नृत्य महोत्सव
Konark Nrutya Mahotsav
Night of Shiva
The Festival of Color
The birthday of Lord Rama
The birth anniversary of Vardhman Mahavir, the founder of Jainism
The birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, founder of Buddhism
गुडी पड़वा/ उगादी/ पुतांदू / विशु/ बिहू
Gudi Padwa/ Ugadi/ Puthandu/ Vishu/ Bihu
Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Vishu in Kerala. Chaitra Navratri in North, Bihag Bihu or Rangoli bihu in North East.
Chariot festival at the famous Jagannath Temple at Puri (Orissa).
Birthday of Lord Ganesh
A brother and sister festival
Raksha bandhan or Rakhi
Birth anniversary of Lord Krishna
A celebration of victory of good over evil.
Prayers to the Mother Goddess
Festival of lights
Birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith
गुरु नानक जयंती
Guru Nank Jayanti
Thanks Giving Day of the Sindhi Community
छैलो/ छाई साहिब
Chailo or Chailo Sahib
Parsi New Year
Fasting kept by Hindu women for the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands.
- What is Holi?
- Festival of lights
- Festival of colors
- Festival of brothers and sisters
- Festival of married ladies
- Which festival is known as Dussehra?
- New Year’s Day
- Thanks Giving Day
- A celebration of victory of good over evil
- A harvest festival
- What if the Parsi New Year called?
- Gudi Padwa
- Rangoli bihu
- What is the Festival of Lights known as?
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