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Janmashtami
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Janmashtami is celebrated every year on the 8th day of the dark fortnight that is also known as the Krishna Paksh, in the Hindu month of bhadon (around July-August). The period usually coincides with the rainy season. The festival celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna....

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Kumbh Mela
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

Kumbh Mela is a Hindu pilgrimage that occurs four times every twelve years and rotates among four locations: Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik. Each twelve-year cycle includes one Maha Kumbh Mela (Great Kumbh Mela) at Prayag, which is attended by millions ....

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Christmas Day
Chandigarh

Christmas is an annual holiday that marks the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Christmas celebrations often combine the marking of Jesus' birth with various other traditions and customs, many of which were influenced by ancient winter festivals. Christmas traditions include ....

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Durga Puja
Bengal's, West Bengal

The azure sky with fleecy white clouds and the nip in the air marks the advent of autumn – the season for Bengal’s most popular festival, Durga Puja or the worship of Goddess Durga. Durga Puja is celebrated with customary pomp and fanfare twice a year – once in th....

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Vasant Panchami
All religious, Punjab

Basant Panchami has a specific meaning, Basant means Spring, whereas Panchami means the fifth day of the spring. It falls on Panchami - on the Waxing Moon. The festival lies in the month of January-February. The young girls dressed in the diverse shades of yellow mag....

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Diwali
All over in India, Uttar Pradesh

Diwali (also known as Deepawali), or the festival of lights is perhaps the most popular of all Hindu festivals. Like most festivals, Diwali has its mythological and historical bedrock. Legend has it that Hanuman (the legendary monkey-god and prime devotee of Lord Rama, ....

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Karva Chauth
North Indian, Chandigarh

Karva Chauth is a very significant festival for the women of North Indian. Traditionally the Indian woman was expected to uphold family honour and repute. and in order to do that, she was compared to myriad goddesses and heroines in Hindu mythology whose personal and sp....

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Maha Shivratri
Chandigarh

Maha Shivratri or Sivaratri (Night of Shiva) is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha of the month Maagha (as per Shalivahana) or Phalguna(as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar, when Lord Shiv manifested as Shivaling. Th....

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Raksha Bandhan
South, Punjab

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a Hindu festival and also Sikh festival, which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated on the full moon of the month of Shraavana on August. The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread b....

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Dussehra
Chandigarh

Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra is a festival celebrated across India. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the bright half of the Hindu month of Ashwayuja and is the grand culmination of the 10-day annual festival of Dasara or Navaratri. The legend underlying the ....

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Pongal Festival
South India, Tamilnadu

Pongal festival falls on the same day each year, on 13th January, coinciding with the festivals of Lohri in Punjab and Goop in Andhra Pradesh. Pongal is a Harvest Festival, mostly celebrated in south India. Pongal in Tamil means "boiling over." Traditionally celebrat....

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Rama Navami
Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

Rama Navami is a Hindu holiday. It falls on the ninth day of the Hindu lunar year (or Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami). and is a celebration of the birthday of the Hindu god Rama. People normally perform Kalyanotsavam (marriage celebration) for small murtis of Rama and ....

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Holi
North India, Punjab

Holi is a popular, Hindu spring festival, observed in India, also called the Festival of Colours. On the first day, bonfires are lit at night to signify burning Holika. The second day, known as Dhulandi, people spend the day throwing coloured powder and water at each ot....

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Baisakhi
All over Punjab, Punjab

Baisakhi is celebrated in Punjab with great fervour. It was on this day that Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa (Sikh brotherhood). The holy book of the Sikhs, Granth Sahib is taken in a procession, led by the Panj Pyaras (five senior sikhs) who are symbolic of the or....

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Thai Pusam
Tamilnadu

Thai Pusam festival usually takes places in the temples dedicated of Kartikeya or Mariamman where trenches of burning coal are laid out for the devotes to walk over. It has been seen that people who volunteer to undertake this experience with faith, come away unharmed a....

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Gudi Padva
Mumbai, Maharashtra

(Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka) Marks the beginning of a new year in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka. Gudi Padva is considered one of the four most auspicious days in the year when people start new ventures. It is believed that Lord Brahma c....

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Id-Ul-Zuha
All over India, Uttar Pradesh

Id-Ul_Zuha is a muslim festival celebrated all over India. Prayers are offered in the mosques and special delicacies are prepared and served among family and friends on the occasion.....

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Pooram
Kerala

At the beginning of April, the people of Kerala begin their search for the best elephants in the state. Each temple in Kerala sends a procession of decorated elephants to Trichur to participate in the Pooram festival. The decorated elephant groups face each other while ....

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Kite Festival
Gujrat

In Gujarat and other western states the change in the direction of winds on Makar Sankranti is marked by thousands of colourful kites of all patterns and dimensions which dot the blue sky. Young men vie with each other to win community kite-flying competitions. The kite....

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Mahavir Jayanti
All over India, Gujrat

The birth anniversary of the 24th Tirthankara of the Jains, Mahavir, the founder of Jainism, is celebrated by the Jain community. Lectures are held to preach the path of virtue. People meditate and offer prayers. Donations are collected to sace the cows from slaughter. ....

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Muharram
All over India, Uttar Pradesh

Commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the holy Prophet Mohammed, and is observed by the Shi'ite Muslims, who take our processions of colourfully decorated 'Tazias',which are paper and bamhoo replicas of the marty's tomb at Karbala in Iraq. The proc....

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Navratras
All over India, Maharashtra

The 9 days of celebration of Navratras are believed to be the most auspicious events taking place in all Hindu cultural and religious ceremonies. The first day of the Hindu month, Ashwin (September end/October) marks the beginning of the festival. Navratras, literally m....

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Onam
Kerala

Onam Celebrated with great pomp and show in Kerala, Onam is the annual festival of the state. The biggest and most popular festival of Malayalee (inhabitants of Kerala), Onam is harvest festival of the state. Significant among all cast, creed and faith, the festival of ....

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Pongal
Southern India, Tamilnadu

Falling on 14th January every year, Pongal is harvest festival of Tamilnadu, a southern Indian state. The festival falls on the same day (14th January) when the whole country celebrates the festival of Makar Sankranti. Named after a sweet rice dish (Pongal) the Pongal f....

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Teej
All over India, Uttar Pradesh

An unique festival for women, Teej is primarily celebrated in Rajasthan, parts of Uttar pradesh and Bihar with both fasts and delicious feasts. Falling on the Hindu month of Shravan (August), it also celebrates the arrival of monsoon after a season of oppresive heat. "T....

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Ganesh Chaturthi
All over India, Maharashtra

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh on the fourth day (Chaturthi) of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada month of Hindu calendar. The festivities include fund-raising, building all kinds of innovative forms Ganesh idols, organizing public p....

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Lohri
Punjab

Lohri is a very popular carnival at Punjab and is celebrate with maximum zeal and enthusiasm in the state. The Lohri Festival signifies the Exodus of Winter. Mainly celebrated to mark the departure of the Winter it is synonymous with the Pongal of Tamil Nadu, Sankranti ....

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Gandhi Jayanti
All over India, Delhi

The festival of Gandhi Jayanti or Gandhi's Birthday is observed in India, on October 2nd, in celebration of India's most famous sons, Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India. Schools and Government offices are closed for business.....

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DURGA PUJA
Ranchi, Jharkhand

This Phot belong to the durga puja celebration of Ranchi city capital of jharkhand..........

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Pushkar fair
Rajasthan

Pushkar fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan is celebrated with great enthusiasm. The festival is an obeisance to lord Brahma, the creator of this world. Situated in Pushkar is the only temple of Brahma in the world. Celebrated on the occassion of Karthik Purnima (November), it i....

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Republic Day
New Delhi, Delhi

Every year, a grand Republic day parade is held in New Delhi, India's capital city to observe the anniversary of the Indian Republic. The Government of India spends a lot of energy and resources to put up a good show and the various government agencies spend the several....

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