A Hindu festival is generally characterized by fasting, ablutions, prayer, worship, austerities, vigils, vows, offerings to the gods and holy persons and such other acts of piety and devotion. A Hindu festival is more than a ‘festival’. It is cathartic in nature, and, as a means of purification, strengthens the spirit within. They are a lesson in finding enjoyment through renunciation and self-denial. Fasting is one such means of purification and one of the most popular means of spiritual development and self discipline.

In the details of the festivals given below, no specific dates are given as to when the festivals are held but only the months are mentioned due the difference between the English and the Hindu calendar. The latter is lunar based.

NAVRATHRI - 9 NIGHTS , Goddess Durga Maa Pooja ( Worship )

SOME FESTIVAL DAYS FROM THE VAISNAVA CALENDAR

SHIV RATRI - the festival of destroyer

SIGNIFICANCE of Hindu Festivals: Utsavas

Festivals of Lord Krishna

HOLI - Festival of Love and Colors

NAVRATHRI - 9 NIGHTS , Goddess Durga Maa Pooja ( Worship )

KUMBH MELA - The Festival of Immortality

Buddha Purnima - Birth Anniversary of Lord Buddha

Bhai Dooj festival - Festival For Brothers and Sisters

Basant Panchami - Saraswati Puja

Baisakhi - An Important Festival of North India

Akshaya Tritiya - An Auspicious Hindu Festival

Karwa Chauth - Festival

SIGNIFICANCE of Hindu Festivals: Utsavas

About Bathukamma festival

Onam Festival: Kerala

Gudi Padwa Festival

LORD JAGANNATHA - Lord of Universe

KERALA FESTIVAL: Vishu Kani

Ekadasi

Diwali - Festival of Lights

DIWALI: The Spiritual Significance

Vaishakhi or Baisakhi Festival

Buddha Purnima - Birth Anniversary of Lord Buddha

NAG PANCHAMI - Festival Of '' COBRA-SNAKE ''

Bhai Dooj or Raksha Bhandan - Festival For Brothers and Sisters

Lord Ganersh Chaturthi

Festival of Dasara

Sri Rama Navami

Thai Pongal Festival

Lohri Festival

Bhogi Festival

Kanumu Festival

Pongal Festival

What is '' Makar Sankranti ''Festival ?

COLOURS in HINDUISM


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