There are more Hindu festivals than number of days in the year !
Being diverse and inclusive, Hinduism has some of the most colourful festivals known to mankind ! 

Why do we have so many "New Years" in India ?

Uttarayan / Makar Sankranti - The Kite festival of India

        Significance of Bhishma Pitamaha during the Makar Sankranti


Holi - a festival of faith ! Absolute faith in God !!

                    Who / What was HiranyaKashyapu ?

Holi :- Festival of colours, as celebrated in Vraj, U.P., India

Holi in Barsana - Views of the main temple, pilgrims, dancers and video of revellers in the main courtyard of the temple.
Holi in BakeyBihari mandir - Vrindavan - Pilgrims and priests playing holi in the main courtyard of the famous temple.
Holi in Mathura - Holi as played out in Mathura, complete with a stage show of folk dance
Holi as celebrated in Pusthi Marg

  Bali Prati Pada / Gudi Padvo :- Marks the begining of Indian / Hindu new year and Chaitra Navratri

  Rama-Navami :- Why we celebrate the birth of Lord Rama

Nabkalevar festival at Puri, renewing the idols of the Lord

  Ratha-Yatra - Chariot festival at Jaggannath Puri, Orrisa, India

Ashadhi-Beej :- Festival to determine the monsoon weather

Rakshabandhan - festival of love between siblings

  Pitru-Paksha - fortnight of the ancestors

Navaratri :- Festival of nine nights.

Vijaya Dashami :- Rama defeats Ravan and Devi defeats demons on this fantastic day at the end of Navratri

Divali - 20 days guide, from Divali of mortals to the Divali of Gods !

  Videos of Various festivals at major temples of India


  Colourful festivals at Nathdwara

Holi and Dhuleti, Summer Festivals, Monsoon festivals (Hindola), Janmastami, Divali and many more



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