Janmashtami

Hindus celebrate Janmashtami with the birth of Sri Krishna. The festival usually takes place in August. In addition, Hindus celebrate the festival at the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha. In addition, Lord Krishna is the most powerful person of Lord Vishnu. It is a happy Hindu festival. In addition, Hindus practice various rituals to please King Krishna. This is one of the most exciting festivals for Hindus.

Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna was born on the 8th day of the Dark Ages in the month of Badon. Badon is a moon in the Hindu calendar. In addition, he was born about 5,200 years ago. He was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who was born with a purpose to defeat the evil.

As a result, he played an important role in the Mahabharata text. Also, Lord Krishna preached with good karma and the teachings of Bhakti.

Lord Krishna was born in prison. He was on the ropes when Kansa. But his father Vasudev gave it to his friend Nand to save him. Because he knew that Cancer had a bad heart. Moreover after the rescue the upbringing of Sri Krishna belonged to the Gokul family. Sri Krishna later became powerful. As a result, he managed to kill Kansa.

As a child I used to watch many shows of Sri Krishna. As a result, I know a lot about him. He was very fond of eating Makhan. As a result, he often stole from his mother’s kitchen. So his name was ‘Natkahat Nand Lal’. Sri Krishna was black. So she was always worried about her color. In addition, Sri Krishna had a friend named Radha. Radha was very important to Krishna. So he spent time with her. Radha was very good and unjust so King Krishna always felt difficult with color.

How is Janmashtami celebrated?
People celebrated Janmashtami at midnight. Because Lord Krishna was born in darkness. As Sri Krishna loved to eat the people of Makhan played this game.

According to the game, they tied a clay pot (matki). The match judge tied the mattress very high from the ground. In addition, one fills Makhan into cans. Also, what people do is build a human pyramid to break the matki. Since the matki is very high they have to build a tall pyramid. As a result, more people should participate in sports. In addition, there are other groups and they prevent them from breaking the matki. Equal opportunities exist for both parties. Each team gets a chance for some time. If a team can’t do it while the other team is trying. This is an exciting game that many people gather to watch this game.

In addition, the celebration is done in homes. People decorate their houses outside with lamps. Moreover, the temples are full of people. They perform various rituals inside the temple. As a result, we hear the sound of bells and mantras throughout the day.

In addition, people dance in a variety of religious songs. In the end, it is one of the most exciting festivals in the Hindu religion.

References:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishna_Janmashtami

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Janmashtami

Durga Pooja

Durga Pooja is a Hindu festival celebrating the mother goddess and the victory of the heroic goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. The festival represents the power of women as ‘Shakti’ in Space. It’s a Good over Evil Festival. Durga Pooja is one of India’s biggest festivals. In addition to being a Hindu festival, it is also a time of family and friends reunion, as well as a cultural festival.

The Importance of Durga Pooja
While the festivals bring a celebration of fasting and devotion for ten days, the last four days of the festival namely Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, and Vijaya-Dashami are celebrated with brilliance and splendor in India, especially in Bengal and overseas.

Durga Pooja festivals vary in location, culture, and beliefs. Things vary so much that in some places the festival lasts for five days, in some places for seven days and in some places for ten full days. The reunion begins with ‘Shashti’ – the sixth day and ends with ‘VijayaDashmi’ – the tenth day.

The goddess Durga was the daughter of Himalayas and Menka. She later became Sati to marry King Shiva. It is believed that the Durga pooja festival dates back to when King Rama worshiped the goddess to gain power over her to kill Ravana.

In some communities, especially in Bangal, the festival is celebrated by decorating the ‘pandand’ in the surrounding regions. On the last day, they go again to immerse the goddess in the sacred river Ganges.

Some believe that another story after the festival was that on this day the goddess Durga defeated the demon Mahisasura. He was called by the Lord of the trinity – Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu to destroy the demon and save the world at his feet. The battle continued for ten days and finally, on the tenth day, Goddess Durga cast out the demon. We celebrate the tenth day like Dussehra or Vijayadashami.

Traditions Performed During the Durga Pooja Time
The festivities date back to the time of the Mahalaya, when devotees asked Goddess Durga to come to earth. On this day, they made eye contact with the statue of the goddess during a beautiful ceremony called Chokkhu Daan. After erecting a statue of the goddess Durga in their place, they performed rituals to enhance her blessed presence in the images at Saptami.

These traditions are called ‘Pran Pratisthan’. It consists of a small banana plant known as Kola Bou (banana bride), which is taken to bathe in a nearby river or lake, wrapped in a sari, and used as a means of carrying the divine power of God.

During the festival, devotees offer prayers to God and worship him in a variety of ways. After the evening ritual of aarti is performed on the eighth day it is a ritual of traditional religious dance performed before the Goddess to please her. The dance is performed to the accompaniment of musical drums while holding a clay pot filled with a cover of a burning coconut and camphor.

On the ninth day, the worship is completed with Maha Aarti. It is a symbol of the end of great rituals and prayers. On the last day of the festival, the goddess Durga returns to her husband’s residence and the orders of the goddess Durga are taken for immersion in the river. Married women donated vermillion red powder to Goddess and tagged themselves with the powder.

The Conclusion
Everyone celebrates and enjoys the festival regardless of their age and financial status. Durga Pooja is a major public and theater festival. Dancing and performing rituals are an important part of it. Delicious traditional food is also a big part of the festival. Kolkata Street flourishes with stalls and shops, where locals and foreigners enjoy a mouth-watering meal, including sweets. To celebrate Durga Pooja, all workplaces, educational institutions, and business premises remain closed in West Bengal. Many non-Bengali cultural centers organize Durga Pooja in many parts of the UK, USA, Australia, France and other countries. Therefore, the festival teaches us that good always overcomes evil and therefore we should always follow the right path.

Holi – Festival of colours

Holi is known as the festival of colors. Holi is celebrated annually with enthusiasm and enthusiasm in March by followers of the Hindu religion. Those who celebrate the festival, look forward to it every year with the desire to play with colors and have beautiful dishes.

The people forget their problems and indulged in this celebration of brotherhood with joy and happiness. In other words, we forget our animosity and get into a festive mood. Holi is called a festival of colors because people play with colors and apply it to each other’s faces to color in the essence of the festival.

Holi’s history
Hinduism believes that there was a satanic king named Hiranyakashyap long ago. He had a son named Prahlad who was a great disciple of Lord Vishnu. He also had a sister named Holika who had the blessings that fire could cause no harm to her. It is believed that the satanic king had the blessings of King Brahma. This blessing meant that no one, animal or weapon could kill him. This blessing became a curse to him as he became very proud. He commanded his kingdom to serve him instead of God, not to leave his own son.

After this, all the people began to worship him except his son, Prahlad. Prahlad refused to worship his father instead of God as he truly believed in King Vishnu. Seeing his disobedience, the king of Satan plotted to assassinate Prahlad. She sat him on the fire with her son in her lap, where Holika was burned and Prahlad came out safe. This showed that he was protected by his Master because of his devotion. Therefore, the people began to celebrate Holi as a victory for good over evil.

Holi Celebration
People celebrate Holi with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm, especially in North India. The day before the Holi, people performed a ritual called ‘Holika Dahan’. In this tradition, people pile piles of wood in public places to burn them. It shows the burning of evil forces in the review of the story of Holika and King Hiranyakashyap. In addition, they gathered around the Catholic Church to seek blessings and to dedicate themselves to God.

On the next day people celebrate their joy with colours. The people get up early and offer pooja to God. After that, they put on white clothes and played with colors. They pour water on each other. Children run around the water colors using water guns. Likewise, adults also become children on this day. They dye each other’s faces and dip them in water.

In the evening, they bathe and dress appropriately for visiting friends and family. They danced all day and drank a special drink called ‘bhaang’. People of all ages enjoy the special taste of holi ‘gujiya’ vigorously.

In short, Holi spreads love and brotherhood. It brings harmony and happiness to the world. Holi symbolizes the victory of good over evil. This colorful festival unites people and removes all forms of neglect in life.

Diwali – Festival of Lights

First of all, to understand that India is a country of festivals. However, none of the festivals is Diwali. It is to be one of the biggest festivals in India. It is likely to be the fairest of them all, the festival of the world. People from different religions celebrate Diwali. The most notable of these is the festival signifies the victory of light over darkness. This also means that it is the triumph of good over evil, and knowledge, than of ignorance and is also known as festival of lights. It is, therefore, a clear light on the whole of the country during Diwali. In the essay on Diwali, you will see that the religious and spiritual significance of Diwali.

The Religious Significance of Diwali
The religious significance of this festival is different. It varies from region to region in India. This is a group of many deities, culture, and traditions of Diwali. The reasons for these differences are likely to be for the local harvest festival. So, there was a merger of the harvest festival in one pan-Hindu festival.

As per Ramayna this day is when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya. The return was made after Rama defeated the demon king, Ravana. In addition, Rama’s brother, Lakshmana, and Hanuman came back to Ayodhya is to prevail in the end.

It is a popular tradition for the sole purpose of Diwali. Here is Lord Vishnu as incarnation of Krishna killed Narakasura. Narakasura was a demon. This victory brought with it the release of 16000 caught up to the girls.

In addition, this victory shows the triumph of good over evil. This is due to the most high, the Lord is good, and the Narakasura’s wrong.

The association of Diwali with Goddess

Lakshmi is the belief of many Hindus. Lakshmi is the wife of Lord Vishnu.

According to the legend, Diwali, it is the night of Lakshmi’s wedding. This is the night that they chose and wed Vishnu. In eastern India, and is Considered to be the associate Diwali with the Goddess Durga, or kali. Some Hindus believe Diwali is the beginning of a new year.

The Spiritual Significance of Diwali
Well, first of all, a lot of people are trying to get people to forgive, ” during Diwali. This is definitely a place that people are going to forget that one of the monitors. Therefore, friendships, and relationships are stronger during Diwali. People need to take away all the feelings of hatred from their hearts.

This is a wonderful festival and bring prosperity. The hindu traders to open an account with, this is a book to be discovered. In addition, they are also to pray for happiness and prosperity. People buy new clothes for themselves and for others.

In light of this, the festival will bring peace to the people. It brings the light of peace and love in your heart. Diwali is sure to bring peace of mind to the people. To share the joy and happiness is the spiritual benefit of Diwali. People visit each other’s homes during the festival of lights. And they’re doing it, communications, and eat well, and enjoy the fireworks.

Finally, to sum it up, Diwali, it is a great joy to be at the moment in India. It is one of the happiest and joyful festivals in the world.

Independence Day

Independence Day which is celebrated on 15th August ecery year is the national holiday of India. India most effective has 3 national gala’s that are celebrated by using the whole state as one. One being the Independence Day (fifteenth august) and the opposite being republic day (twenty sixth january) and gandhi jayanti (2d october). After independence, India became the largest democracy in the international. We fought very difficult to get our independence from the britishers.

History of our Independence Day
The Britishets ruled India for around 200 years and the citizen of our country at that time suffered plenty because of these oppressors. British officials deal with us like slaves until we manipulate to combat again against them.

We struggled for our independence tirelessly and selflessly under the steering of our leaders Jawahar Lal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi, Chandra Shekhar Azad, and Bhagat Singh. Some of those leaders choose the course of violence while some pick non-violence. But the ultimate goal of these was to pressure out the britishers from our country. Another reason is to consider the sacrifices and lives we’ve misplaced in this war. Except, we celebrated it to remind us that this freedom that we revel in is earned the hard manner.

Why do we celebtate Independence Day?
Independence Day is celebrated as the matk of independence our country got from the harsh and cruel rule of Btitishers. Our leaders and many people sacrificed their lives fighting for our independence from the rule of Britishers for a period of more than 200 years.
Aside from that, the joy and proud wakes up the patriot internal us. Together with celebration, the young generation is acquainted with the struggles of the people who lived at that point.

Activities on Independence Day
Schools, offices, societies, and faculties rejoice this present day by using organizing diverse small and big activities. Assemblies are conducted in the school, one day before the Independence Day to celebrate the independence our country got after so many sacrifices and years of struggle. People hoist flags in their societies, home, schools, public places, etc. and sing National Anthem.

Each year on the Red Fort Prime Minister of India host the national flag. In the honor of the event, 21 gunshots are fired. That is the begging of the principle occasion. This event is later on accompanied through an navy parade.

The faculty and schools prepare cultural activities, fancy get dressed competitions, speech, debate, and quiz competition.

Importance of Independence Day
Every Indian holds a specific point of view approximately indian independence. For a few, it’s a reminder of the long struggle while for kids it stands for the honour of the country. Exceptionally, we see the feeling of patriotism across the whole country.

The Indian’s rejoice Independence Day with a sense of nationalism and patriotism across. On this day each citizen echoes with festive feeling and pride within the diversity and solidarity of the humans. It’s not simplest a party of independence but also of the cohesion in range of India.

FESTIVALS OF INDIA

INDIAN FESTIVALS:

Festivals fill our lives with colors and enthusiasm. India is a beautiful land of festivals and fairs. India celebrates the most number of cultural and religious festivals than any other country in the world. There are more festivals celebrated in India than anywhere else in the world. Various festivals are celebrated across India. From small villages to big cities celebrate festivals with great excitement and joyfulness. People visit each other’s houses to celebrate and offer the best wishes for the festivals. Special arrangements are made for the celebration of various festivals each year. Indians celebrate both religious and National festivals with great enthusiasm.

IMPORTANCE OF FESTIVALS:

Festivals are a great part of human life as they bring in a lot of happiness and break the monotonous schedule of our lives. Festival keeps the people united. Festivals are a wonderful way to express joy, culture, and heritage. Festivals also give a sense of enjoyment, joy, fun, relaxation, and offer the time needed to bond with family members.

SOME OF THE INDIAN FESTIVALS ARE:

There are various festivals celebrated in India. Some of the festivals celebrated in India are,

  • Holi:

                Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in February or March. The Holi Festival is celebrated as a way to welcome in spring, and also is seen as a new beginning where people can release all their inhibitions and start fresh. During the Holi Festival, people dance through the streets and throw colored dye on each other.

  • Diwali:

                Diwali is a festival celebrated with Lights. It is held from October to November. Diwali marks the biggest celebration of the year. During Diwali, people wear their finest clothes, illuminate the interior and exterior of their homes with Diya and rangoli, perform worship ceremonies of Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and wealth, light fireworks, and partake in family feasts, where mithai (sweets) and gifts are shared.

  • Dussehra:

                Dussehra is the tenth and final day of the Hindu festival of Navaratri, usually in October. Dussehra, also called Dasara or Vijayadashami, in Hinduism, holiday marking the triumph of Rama, an avatar of Vishnu, over the 10-headed demon king Ravana, who abducted Rama’s wife, Sita. Many people of the Hindu faith observe Dussehra through special prayer meetings and food offerings to the gods at home or in temples throughout India. They also hold outdoor fairs (mela) and large parades with effigies of Ravana (a mythical king of ancient Sri Lanka). The effigies are burnt on bonfires in the evening.

  • Eid al-Fitr:

                   Eid al-Fitr is the Muslim festival marking the end of the fast of Ramadan. Eid in Arabic means “feast, festival, holiday.” Eid al-Fitr features two to three days of celebrations that include special morning prayers. People greet each other with “Eid Mubarak,” meaning “Blessed Eid” and with formal embraces. Sweet dishes are prepared at home and gifts are given to children and those in need.

  • Christmas:

                    The day known as Christmas Day is celebrated on the 25th day of December. Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. Some Christians start Christmas Day with a midnight service, called Midnight Mass. Christians often celebrate Christmas by giving and receiving presents and cards. This reminds them of the gift of Jesus, beginning his earthly life.