Indian culture is diverse in nature. We have a number of spoken languages, variety of foods, varied culture and number of religion to follow. The only thing which unites Indians despite of such diverse nature is our festivals. India is known as the land of Festivals and these festivals are also the heart of Indians.
Here is the list of top 10 most popular festivals of Hindus
It is 10-day festival celebrated in the state of Kerala. It signifies the return of the renowned king Mahabali. It brings the best of Kerala tradition and culture with 10 days celebration. People wear new clothes and multiple dishes are prepared at home. The first day of the festival is called Atham whereas last day is known as Thiruvonam.
9. Sri Rama Navami
This famous Hindu festival is celebrated on the 9th day of Chaitra month Navratra (March/April). It signifies the birth of Hindu God Lord Rama. Lord Rama is also known as 7th Avtaar of Lord Vishnu. Hindus keep fast for nine days and chant the name of Lord Rama and Rama charitmanas in these days.
8. Maha Shivratri
It is one of the important festivals of Hindus which meant “Night of Lord Shiva”. As per Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated on the 14th day Magha month (February / March) every year. There were a number of beliefs about this festival but the most common is that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi married on this day.
7. Krishna Janmashtami
Krishna Janmashtmi signifies the birth of Lord Krishna. As per Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated on 8th day of Krishna paksha in the month of Bhadprad every year (August / September). Temples are decorated and people keep fast on this day. Delicious food of milk is also prepared on this day and prayers are done at midnight in all temples.
6. Makar Sankaranti / Pongal
This is also one of the famous festivals of Hindu which is celebrated on 14th January every year. This is only which is celebrated as per date. This festival is celebrated with the different name in different parts of India. For e.g. it is celebrated as “Lohri” in Punjab and “Pongal” in Tamil Nadu. Til Ladoos and Kite flying are the important part of the festival.