Date Day Festival 6 Wednesday जन्माष्टमी - गोकुलाष्टमी उत्सव, तिथि और अनुष्ठान का महत्व 10 Sunday गणेश चतुर्थी महोत्सव 2023 के बारे में अधिक जानें 14 Thursday हिंदी दिवस 2023 और इसके महत्व के बारे में सभी तथ्यों को उजागर करें 17 Sunday हरतालिका तीज 2022 - शिव-पार्वती के मिलन का पवित्र दिन 17 Sunday विश्वकर्मा जयंती कब है और क्या है इसकी पूजा विधि 19 Tuesday गणेश चतुर्थी 2023: तिथि, पूजा मुहूर्त और पूजा विधि जानिए 20 Wednesday ऋषि पंचमी 2023 व्रत - महत्व, तिथि और अनुष्ठान 23 Saturday शरदकालीन विषुव 2023 पर सही संतुलन का अनुभव करें 28 Thursday अनंत चतुर्दशी की तिथि, पूजा विधि और सबकुछ जानिए...
A festival is a time to celebrate religious events which are mostly told in mythological stories. But festivals can also be related to seasons, anniversaries or other significant historical events. Hindu festivals have their dates defined as per the Vedic calender, which is based on the planetary positions. Hindu festivals are as myriad as Hindu deities. In ancient times, almost every day of the year had some minor or major festival. But with increasing poverty and hectic modern times, now just a handful of major festivals are celebrated. The major festivals are observed to celebrate the victory of good over evil, or the birth of a deity, or the beginning of the harvest season, etc. On the day of the festival, people worship the appropriate deity, observe fast or organize a feast, conduct havans, donate money to the poor or holy people, etc. For example, the festival of lights, Diwali, is observed to celebrate the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana. On the other hand, Holi is observed by different sects for different reasons ranging from celebrating the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, the ending of winter, a day to forgive and forget, repair broken relationships, etc. Raksha Bandhan is another major Hindu festival which celebrates the bond between brother and sister. Likewise, every festival has a myth behind it, outlining the rituals that are to be carried out and the manner in which the event has to be celebrated, such as playing with colors or bursting of fire-crackers.