This article contains a rundown of the most significant Hindu celebrations with a brief review on each. Dates of these significant Hindu celebrations for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 are additionally referenced. The request where the Hindu celebrations are recorded is the request wherein they happen during the year.
Makar Sankranti: This is the celebration of the Sun God. As per the Hindu schedule Makar Sankranthi marks the finish of a foreboding period which begins from mid December. It likewise implies the finish of winter and the beginning of the new gather season. In numerous pieces of India, this celebration is commended by flying kites. Not at all like most Hindu celebrations that depend on the Lunar schedule, this celebration follows a sun oriented schedule. Consequently it is constantly celebrated on the fourteenth of January. As a result of the world’s hub, the date of this celebration changes like clockwork.
Vasant Panchami and Saraswati Puja: This celebration commends the beginning of spring. It is additionally a day to respect Goddess Saraswati who is the Hindu goddess of information, knowledge, music and craftsmanship. Goddess Saraswati has 4 hands that speak to Intellect, Mind, Ego and Alertness. With two hands she plays the Veena (a sitar like instrument). In her third hand she holds a lotus which symbolizes information and with her fourth hand she holds hallowed sacred writings.
Maha Shivaratri: There are numerous stories concerning why Maha Shivaratri is praised. One famous story is that as indicated by legend, Goddess Parvati had asked Lord Shiva which was his preferred custom, to which Lord Shiva answered that the thirteenth new moon night in the long stretch of Maagha is his preferred day. Each since, that day is praised out of appreciation for Lord Shiva. His lovers quick throughout the day and keep a night long vigil. The Shiva Linga is washed with milk, nectar, water and bael leaves. This implies the cleansing of the spirit.
Holi: According to legend, the devil lord Hiranyakashipu had been conceded an aid by Brahma that made him invulnerable. He prohibited the love of Gods. His child Prahlada kept on loving Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashipu made may fruitless endeavors to execute Prahlada. Holika was Prahlada’s devil sister. She also had been conceded a help according to which she was unable to be pulverized by fire. A wood fire was made and Holika sat on it. Prahlada was requested to sit on his sister’s lap. At the point when the fire was lit, surprisingly, Prahlada was solid, yet Holika, who couldn’t be obliterated by fire, wound up as debris. To commend this triumph of good over malice, Holi is praised.
Holi is the celebration of hues and generally individuals put shading and water on each other. Bhang (cannabis) is additionally expended.
Slam Navami: Lord Ram was the seventh manifestation of God Vishnu. Slam Navami praises his birthday.
Hanuman Jayanti: Hanuman jayanti praises the birthday of Hanuman, the monkey God. Hanuman was the child of Vayu the God of wind. Hanuman is known for his quality and his resolute dedication to Lord Ram and Sita.
Raksha Bandhan: Raksha Bandhan fortifies the extraordinary connection among siblings and sisters. On this day sisters tie the Rakhi (holy string) on their siblings wrist and siblings reaffirm their guarantee to ensure their sisters.
Krishna Janmashtami: This celebration commends the introduction of Lord Krishna. Master Krishna was conceived in a prison at 12 PM and was to be executed the following day by his insidious uncle Kansa. Krishna’s dad Vasudeva, figured out how to escape with Krishna and hand him over to his companions Nanda and Yashoda to bring him up.
As a youngster Krishna was insidious. He used to break the earthen pot in which his mom would store spread and milk. On Krishna Janmashtami, youngsters reenact this scene by framing human pyramids to break high-draping pots of margarine and milk.
Ganesh Chaturthi: This multi day celebration commends the introduction of Lord Ganesh who is the God of flourishing, favorable luck and knowledge. Hindu’s think of it as promising to summon Lord Ganesh’s name before beginning any new pursuit.
On the primary day of Ganesh Chaturthi, symbols of Lord Ganesh are brought and set on a change. These icons are revered and afterward inundated in a water body (ocean, lake, stream, and so forth). Contingent upon individual convictions, the submersion should be possible whenever during the multi day festivity.
Mumbai encounters probably the most beautiful and lively Ganesh festivities. Enormous pandals (tents) are set up where enthusiasts can come and implore. The goodbye drenching into the ocean is finished with music and move.
Navratri: In Sanskrit, Navratri implies nine evenings. The nine types of the Goddess Shakti/Devi are venerated for nine evenings and ten days. Navratri is isolated into three spaces of three days. For the initial three days Durga (otherwise called Kali) who is the destroyer of insidiousness is venerated. During the following three days the goddess of riches Lakshmi is revered. On the last three days, the goddess of information, insight, music and workmanship, Goddess Saraswati is venerated. In the succession where this is composed the nine goddess are adored on the nine evenings of Navratri – Maa Shailaputri, Maa Brahmacharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Skanda Mata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kalaratri, Maa Mahagowri and Maa Siddhidayini.
Navratri is a cheerful event to adore, feast, appreciate music and move. The Garba people move and Dandiya (hit the dance floor with sticks) are extremely mainstream in Western India.
Dussehra – Vijay Dashami: Dussehra is praised on the day after Navrati. This is the day when Lord Ram vanquished and killed Ravana. It symbolizes the triumph of good over malevolence.
As a component of the merriments, models of Ravana are loaded up with firecrackers and at night these are singed.
Diwali and Lakshmi Puja: “The celebration of lights” is one of the most significant celebrations of the Hindu schedule. It praises the arrival back to Ayodhya of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman following 14 years in a state of banishment. As indicated by legend, the residents of Ayodhya lit earthen oil lights en route that Lord Ram reclaimed to Ayodhya.
The multi day merriments start off with Dhanteras during which agents start their money related year. It is likewise a day when families purchase adornments.
The subsequent day, “Naraka Chaturdasi”, marks the triumph of Lord Krishna over Naraka.
On the third day, Goddess Lakshmi is revered to guarantee success. This is the fundamental day of Diwali.
The fourth day, “Annakuta”, additionally called “Shukla Paksha”, marks the day when Lord Krishna began the love of Govardhan.
The fifth day, “Bhai Dooj” fortifies the bond among siblings and sisters. On this day Lord Yama visited his sister Yamuna.
Customary lights are lit on each of the five days of Diwali and hope to hear the sound of fireworks on every one of the five days.