Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Some celebrations that make you visit India

India is a land of diversified culture. One will find a celebration being performed at point of time all over the country. The celebrations must be different reason but one thing which is common to all of them is that they are spectacular.
Here are some festivals that can make the travel agents crazy for umpteen reservations to India for beholding these celebrations.
Holi: It is known as the festival of colours. To mark the celebrations of Shri Krishna’s leela, people play Holi by spraying coloured water or coloured powder at each other. It usually takes place in the month of March. During this time Vrindavan, Hrishikesh and Mathura remain crowded. A special drink called as “Bhaang” is prepared and enjoyed on this occasion.As chemical colours can be harmful for eyes and skin, new organic colours have come to the market that can be used for the celebration.
Diwali: It is also known as the “festival of lights” which marks the victory of good over evil. To celebrate the return of Lord Ram, people of his kingdom had lit earthen lamps to welcome him. On this festival, people in India keep this tradition up by lighting lamps and candles. People also burn fireworks. Since, firework add a lot of pollutant to the air that cause various health issues, a lot of people play safe without burning a single of them.
Families come together and celebrate. People wear new clothes and exchange gifts. Some mark it as an auspicious occasion to buy new things for the house.
Dussehera: It is one of the festivals of India that honours the divine power. It is majorly celebrated in Gujrat, West Bengal and Odisha. On this day, people worship Goddess Durga who represent feminine energy, or shakti. It is a celebration of 10 days. On the tenth day, Ravana, the devil which has 10 heads as described in the mythology is burnt to ashes, marking the fall of the evil.
In north India people fast on these days.
Car Festival: One of the biggest festivals of India that bring a lot of visitors from different parts of the world. It is a festival of Lord Jagannath, and is celebrated in Odisha. The “rath” or the car starts from the Puri temple. There are three cars in which Lord Jagannath; his sister, “Subhadra” and his brother, “Bhalavadra” sit and travel to Bhubaneswar to visit their aunt.
People feel that whoever touches the rope of the car to pull it and make the tour successful stays away from all his sins. It takes place for three days and, of it on one day three of them are dressed in golden attire made up of pure gold. This is worth beholding.
Ganesh Chaturthi:
It is festival celebrated across the country but seen as a prominent one only in Mumbai. Lord Ganesha is a elephant-headed god, son of Lord Shiv and Parvati. His presence marks knowledge and wisdom.
Lord Ganesha is also believed as a mark of good luck and auspicious for beginning a work.  His idols are placed in different places like it happens during Durga Puja, and worshipped. People sing and dance on the songs sung in the praise of the lord. Approx. 6000 statues that are displayed around in the city are immersed on the last day. This is called as “Visarjan”. People hold a procession to get the idols immersed.
Whichever celebration be one’s reason to visit India, one should always check the dates as for Indian festivals, these dates keep changing every year, hence, the Hotel Booking Services in India may become really difficult.
Needless to say, they are worth experiencing.

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