What are the celebrations of Hinduism?

Discussion in 'Hindu Festivals' started by Sumer Ouzts, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. Sumer Ouzts

    Sumer Ouzts New Member

    It is true that Hindu religion has numbers of festivals and rituals to celebrate. If we count then Hinduism has maximum number of festivals and rituals rather than other religions and every festival has its own ancient story.

    What are those? Can anyone tell me in brief?

    Waiting for my satisfactory reply.
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  2. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member

    If you search on major Hindu festivals, you'll get a lot.
  3. Kayoya

    Kayoya New Member

    India is known as the celebrating country as in India each and every day it’s a festival day and the people use to enjoy each day as the new beginning. It is also said that the holidays of the Hindu culture are based on the cycle of nature with change of season there are many new festivals celebrated across the Hinduism. There are many festivals of Hinduism celebrated all over the world, like in the festivals of colors which has been named as the holi another one is the festival of lights which has been named as the diwali or dipavali.

    The biggest and the main festival of Hinduism is DIWALI (DIPAVALI)

    The word diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word which is named as dipavali which means the “row of lights”. Diwali is celebrated as the New Year eve of the Hindu culture worldwide. It is the festival of the goddess Lakshmi , Hindu people preach goddess Lakshmi in the eve at their homes for better health and wealth.

    The another big festival that is celebrated in the Hindu culture is the festival of colors (Holi)

    Holi is also known by the name Holaka and Phagwa, which is celebrated on the day after the full moon in the month of phalguna. It is the festival in which the Hindu people forget all the disputes and wish each other with the colorful lives.

    There are many more important festivals such as Maha Shivratri, Durga Puja, Rakshabandhan, Dushera, Ganesh utsva but Diwali and Holi are the main festivals celebrated by the Hindu people.
  4. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member

    Festivals are quite sectarian in nature. There are many that people of a different sect may not have heard of. Examples are the Murugan festivals of Skanda Shasti and Thai Pusam. They are celebrated big time in the south of India, and wherever Tamils have settled outside of India. The main Vaishnava festivals like Krishna Janmastami aren't celebrated by Saivas.

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