Indian festivals and celebrations – Symbol of Harmony
India is a republic country situated in the south part of Asia Continent. It is the second largest country in population in the world estimated at 1.3 billion in 2016. It is pointed at the seventh largest country in the world in view of the area. This country is bounded by oceans and seas from three sides. Indian ocean bounds in the south. The Arabian sea lies in the south-west part of India and in the south-east part, Bay of Bengal is lying. India is rich in natural sources. Along with this, India is also known in the world for its uniqueness as ‘ Unity in Diversity‘. Relevantly, there are many religions and a number of castes & races existing in India. People of various religions like Hindu, Muslim, Christians, Sikhism, Jainism etc are living together in this country with their diverse cultures and traditions.
And there is no saying that number of festivals and fairs are celebrated in India with different rituals, tradition, and spirituals. Due to its abundance and diversity in festivals, India can be said a ‘ Country of Festival ‘.
In real, Indian festivals are the heart of Indian culture and form an integral part of the society. Hindu celebrate Durga Puja, Diwali, Holi, Chhath, Ganesh Chaturthi etc as their main festivities. Eid-UL-Fitra, Eid-UL-Zuha, Muharram etc are major celebrations of Muslims. Christmas, Easter, Good Friday by Christians and other festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show by people relating the religion specified. Notably, Durga Puja of Bengal, Ganesh Chaturthi of Maharashtra, Teej and Gangaur of Rajasthan, Lohri of Punjab & Haryana, Pongal, Onam of Southern India have a special recognition and craze in the country.
All told, these Indian festivals and celebrations contribute a lot to ‘ Uniqueness and Diversity of India ‘.