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Most Important Hindu Festivals Celebrated in India

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Most Important Hindu Festivals

Indian is known for its diversity, culture and religion. Festivals play a crucial role to make India vibrant and incredible. Here is the list of Most Important Hindu Festivals celebrated across 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

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 celebrated on the date of 15 January every year. It is one of the sun festivals in India. On the day of Makar Sankranti, Pongal is also celebrated.

 

2. Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is one of the most important festivals in India. 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 here-

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3. Vasant Panchami

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

 

4. Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivratri comes in the month of February. On the day of Maha Shivratri, Hindu offers prayer to Lord Shiva and keeps fasting.

 

5. Holi – The Festival of Colours

Holi is one of the important festivals in India. Holi is commonly referred to as the "Festival of Colours". On the eve of Holi, people light bonfires to mark the occasion and ward off evil spirits. Holi also signifies the start of New Year from the Hindu calendar. Know More About Holi here-

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6. Raksha Bandhan – The Festival of Brother and Sister

Raksha Bandhan is the festival of brother and sister. It comes in the month of August. On the day of Raksha Bandhan sister tie a Rakhi on the right hand wrist of his brother and take the promise of protection for her own life for lifetime. Know More About Raksha Bandhan here-

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7. Krishna Janmashtami – The Birthday of Lord Krishna

Krishna Janmashtami festival is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. The festival comes in the month of August.

 

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, Hindu bring childhood idol of Lord Ganesh, set in their home and organize prayers for 10 days.

 

9. Navratri – The Spiritual Festival of India

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

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10. Durga Puja

Durga Puja is one of the important festivals in India. The festival is widely celebrated in India and West Bengal. The festival comes on the last day of Navratri every year.  Hindu offer prayer to goddess Durga.

 

11. 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.

 

12. Diwali – The Festival of Lights

Diwali or Deepawali is one of the most important festivals in India. The festival comes just after 20 days of Dussehra. Diwali is celebrated by the Hindu community, Sikh Community, Jain Community, and Buddha Community in India. Know More About Diwali here- 

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13. Chhath Puja – An Ancient Hindu Festival

Chhath is one of the most important 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 or lake and any water storage place, stand in the water and pray to Lord Sun. Know More About Chhath Puja here- 

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