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10 Most Important Hindu Festivals in India

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Most Important Hindu Festivals

More than 80 Billion people in India follow Hindu Religion or Santan Dharma. Thus Indian Culture and traditions are deeply attached to the Hindu Festivals rituals and traditions. Almost everyday Indian celebrate a unique festival. Some of them may be Religious festivals, some may be cultural festivals, some may be local or national festivals.


Not all but very few festivals are celebrated with much pomp, joy, and excitement. Here we are going to talk about the most important Hindu festivals celebrated in India.


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FESTIVAL NAME

DATE (2020)

DAY

1

Makar Sakranti

15th January

Wednesday

2

Kumbh Mela

Begins on 15th January

Wednesday

3

Basant Panchami

29th January

Wednesday

4

Maha Shivratri

21st February

Friday

5

Holi Festival

10th March

Tuesday

6

Raksha Bandhan

3rd August

Monday

7

Janmashtami

12th August

Wednesday

8

Ganesh Chaturthi

22nd August

Saturday

9

Navratri

From 17th to 25th October

Monday

10

Durga Puja

26th October

Monday

11

Dussehra

26th October

Monday

12

Diwali

14th November

Saturday

13

Chhath Puja

19 November

 

 

1. Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated in the month of January. Celebrated on the date of 15 January every year it is one of the Sun Festivals in India. Based on local culture and rituals, Makar Sankranti is celebrated with different names in different states of India., In Uttar Pradesh, Makar Sankranti is known as Khichadi. South Indians celebrate this festival as Pongal.

 

2. Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is one of the most important Hindu festivals that starts on Makar Sankranti. The Kumbh Mela is organizing at four places in India i.e. Ujjain, Nasik, Prayagraj and Haridwar. The festival continues for 35 days every year. Know More About Indian Mela. Visit here:- Indian Mela List

 

3. Vasant Panchami

Vasant Panchami is also one of the most important Hindu festivals. It comes in the month of January-February. Vasant Panchami is also known as Saraswati Puja. The festival celebration also signifies the welcome of the Vasant season or also known as the autumn season.

 

4. Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivratri is also one of the most important Hindu festivals. Maha Shivratri comes in the month of February. On the day of Maha Shivratri, Hindus offer prayer to Lord Shiva and keep fasting. On the day of Maha Shivratri, We can see the large crowds of devotees in different Shiv Temples or Shivalaya in India. 

 

5. Holi Festival

Holi is one of the most important Hindu festivals in India. Holi is commonly referred to as the "Festival of Colors". This festival is deeply attached to Indian culture. There are some popular Holi celebration spots in India. You can see a glimpse of Local Indian culture during the Holi celebration when you visit these places. Latthmar Holi, Varsana ki Holi, Masan Ki Holi, are some of the popular Holi celebrations in India. Holi signifies the start of the New Year from the Hindu calendar. Know More About Holi here:- Holi Festival in India

 

6. Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is also one of the most important Hindu festivals. Raksha Bandhan is the festival of brother and sister. It comes in the month of August. On the day of Raksha Bandhan sister ties a Rakhi on the right-hand wrist of his brother and takes the promise of protection for her own life for a lifetime. Know More About Raksha Bandhan. Visit here:- Raksha Bandhan Celebration

 

7. Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami is one of the most important Hindu festivals. The festival comes in the month of August. Krishna Janmashtami is the celebration of the birthday of Lord Krishna. Although Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated across many countries including India, you can enjoy the real flavor of the Festival in the city of Lord Krisna i.e. Mathura and Vrindavan.

 

8. Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is also one of the most important festivals in India widely celebrated in Maharashtra State. The festival continues for 10 days. On these days, Hindus bring the childhood idol of Lord Ganesh, set in their home, and organize prayers for 10 days.

 

9. Navratri or Durga Puja

Navratri is a nine days festival. Navratri is one of the most important Hindu festivals in India widely celebrated in North India, West Bengal, and Gujarat. During the Navratri festival, Hindus set idols of Goddess Durga and organize prayer for nine days. Know More About Navratri here- Why Is Navratri Celebrated?

West Bengal celebrates Navratri Festival as Durga Puja. You can consider Durga Puja as the Cultural Festival of Bengal since the festival is deeply attached to Bengal Culture. The festival comes on the last day of Navratri every year.  Hindu offer prayer to goddess Durga. Know more about Durga Puja Celebration In Bengal. Visit Here:- Durga Puja in Bengal

 

10. Vijayadashami or Dussehra

Dussehra comes the day next to the Navratri. On the day of Dussehra Lord Rama kill Ravana symbolizing the victory of good over evil. On the day of Dussehra small or large fairs are organized at different places in India. Dussehra is also one of the most important festivals in India.

 

11. Diwali Festival

Diwali or Deepawali is one of the most important Hindu festivals in India. Diwali-The Festival of Lights comes just after 20 days of the Dussehra festival and celebrate for 5 Days. Not only Hindu but Sikh Community, Jain Community, and Buddha Community also celebrate Diwali Festival with much pomp, joy, and happiness. Know More About Diwali. Visit here- Why is Diwali Celebrated?

 

12. Chhath Puja

Chhath is one of the most important Hindu Festivals. Chhat Puja is also one of the Sun Festivals in India. The festival is widely celebrated in North India, especially in Bihar State. On the day of Chhath, women go to the bank of the river, pond, lake, or any water storage place, stand in the water, and pray to Lord Sun. Know More About Chhath Puja. Visit here:- Chhath Puja Celebration


There are a lot of Religious Hindu festivals celebrated in India. Some of them are celebrated to continue our religious belief, faith in God, and due to our rituals and traditions. the festivals are celebrated by our parents are the main person in our home.

Some Hindu festivals are widely celebrated not only in India but across the world. Diwali, Chhath Puja, and Holi are one of them. 

 

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