Festivals in India
India is a land of multiple religions where diverse culture and traditions are responsible of various festivals and celebrations around the year. India is best known around the globe for its unique diversified cultural spirit which can be seen during the festival days. Although there are many common festivals which are celebrated in the whole country as National holidays but there are twenty eight states and seven union territories in the country which have their own kind of traditions and customs according to the regions also. These regions have their specific local festivals depending on the relevant religions and linguistic demographics.
India is one of the fascinating lands of festival. Each festival in India is marked with a deep philosophical implication which presents an unmatched diction to the splendor of that particular carnival. Like other months September to open up its basket of varied festivals celebrated all over the country.
India is the land of varied cultures and traditions, where each month in the year comes with assortment of different festivals and fairs, celebrated with different regional styles and traditions but with a common feeling of humanity. The month of October opens a world of some major Festivals like the festival of nine divine nights – Navratri, sacred occasion for married women – Karva Chauth, holy festival of Mother goddess- Durga Puja, celebration of victory over evil – Dussehra and also some folkloristic fairs like the famous Marwar festival held in Rajasthan, Rajgir Dance Festival etc.
Apart from the popular fairs & festivals the month gives tribute to some legendary Indians by observing Gandhi Jayanti as a National holiday and Guru Ram Das Jayanti in memory of Adi Kavi Valmiki. According to the Hindu calendar October covers the holiest months of Ashwin and Kartik (Damodar Mass). The practice of “Kartik Snan”- the holy dip in Ganga, during this month is considered highly auspicious. Explore all the festivals in October