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TOP FESTIVALS OF INDIA IN 2019

TOP FESTIVALS OF INDIA IN 2019: Festivals are the important days in which people love to spend their time with their friends, and family. Every festival brings joy, happiness, positivity to the life of human beings.

Each and every festival gives a message to us. They give us the message of victory of good over evil, victory of devotion, faith, honesty, sacrifice, and many more.

India is a vast country which shares its border with Pakistan, Nepal, China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, and water boundaries with Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia.

It would not be wrong if I call India a Land of Festivals. It has a rich culture, tradition, heritage, and also civilization. The people of India had preserved all these with pride.

Before 15 August 1947 India was a colony of British. Later on this day it gained its independence and wad divided into two parts India and Pakistan.

We all are missing festivals that we celebrated in 2019. In this year 2020 we have been locked up in our own houses due to global pandemic. And have seen numerous numbers of changes occurring in the life styles of people and also the ways of celebrating a festival.

There had been no parades, social gatherings, processions, burning of crackers and many more.

There are two types of festivals that are celebrated every year. National Festivals, and Traditional Festivals.

National festivals includes Independence day, Republic day, Teachers day, children day, Gandhi Jayanathi, and many more.

Traditional or Religious Festivals includes Ramadan, Deepawali, Dussaehra, Onam, Pongal, Makarsankranti, Mysore Dussehra, Holi, Lohri, Bhaisakhi, Chath pooja, Bhai dooj, Rakshabandhan, Mahaveer Jayanthi, Buddha Jayanthi, Bakrid, Christmas, and also Good Friday, and many more.

1. Deepawali – Festivals of India

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It is one of the most important festivals in India. It is an auspicious festival for people who have faith in Hinduism Religion. This festival is the symbol of the return of Lord Rama from his 14 year– long exile and after defeating the demon king Ravana.

Certainly, this festival spreads lights in the life of the people. It has said that on the day of the return of Lord Rama world’s first Deepawali had celebrated.

The night of Deepawali is equivalent to the brightness of day. This festival also includes lightning of numerous lamps, decorating the houses with various lightning and preparing various delicacies.

2. Ramadan ( Eid-Ul-Fitr)

Ramadan

Undoubtedly, It is a very important festival that takes place all over the world by the people who have faith in Islam Religion. In this month people undergo fasting from sunrise to sunset for a complete one month.

At the end of the month they celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr and pray to god in open areas under the sun, and prepare various delicacies including kheer, Biryani, and many more.

3. Ganesh Chaturthi

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This is an important festival in India. This festival symbolizes the birth of Lord Ganesha. This is a 3, 5, 7, 11,21, long festival depending upon the region in India.

This festival includes installations of idols of Lord Ganesha along with Mantapa’s. Moreover, on the day of visarjan pooja idol of Lord Ganesha is visarjan in various water bodies with various musical instruments and music.

This festival is also popular for its various delicacies, Modak is the most loved sweet by the Lord and it is dedicated to him in every household in India.

4. Mysore Dusserah

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Mysore Dusserah is popular in the whole world. Certainly, it attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. Today Mysore is in Karnataka State.

This festival has a history of hundreds of years. This festival has celebrated from the times of Vijayanagara Empire but after the fall of this mighty great southern empire Mysore’s Wadeyar Dynasty continued this glorious and magnificent festival.

Even today after India got its independence a Royal Darbar will be set- up in the Mysore Palace during this festival, present Wadeyar king will be sited on the throne with his all royal jewelry, sword, his royal men and perform all the rituals.

On the day of Dussehra, a parade will take place with the golden throne Ambaari on the back of the elephant and the goddess will be kept inside of it.

This festival includes music, dramas, exhibitions, and also food delicacies, and many more. Certainly, this festival is a symbol of pride and the magnificent history, tradition, and culture which the people of Karnataka have preserved and kept alive in an era in which many people are attracted towards western culture easily.

5. Holi – Festivals of India

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Holi is popular as the festival of colors, celebrated all over the country. A Lathmaar Holi is also prevalent in some parts of the country.

On this day even bitter enemies forget their enmity, and celebrate holi. On this day people apply colors on each other and celebrate the festival.

During Holi a drink named Bhang is prevalent in many parts of the country. This is an auspicious festival celebrated in India. But it is becoming popular in western world including European Countries too.

Also read, Festivals ok Karnataka.

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