Virtually celebrating each day of the year, there are more festivals celebrated in India than anywhere else in the world.
View More Guru Nanak Jayanti, the foremost of all the Gurupurabs or anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus, is the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith, who ushered in a new wave in religion.
The first of the 10 Sikh Gurus, Guru Nanak was born in 1469 at Talwandi, near Lahore.
View More Celebrated on the full-moon day of the Hindu month of Sravana (July/August), this festival celebrates the love of a brother for his sister.
On this day, sisters tie rakhi on the wrists of their brothers to protect them against evil influences, and pray for their long life and happiness.
Characterised by the hookahs and the charpoys, the vivid fairs and the swaying paddy fields; Haryana is one of the wealthiest states in India and is one of the most economically developed regions in South Asia.
Popularly known as 'The Home of Gods', Haryana shares its borders with Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.Some of the festivals celebrated all over India are mentioned below. There are many other important festivals celebrated by various communities in India and this section shall be further enriched with information about them...Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings and saints, or the advent of the New Year.A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India.It is celebrated on the 15 Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id), is a festival of great rejoice, special prayers and exchange of greetings and gifts mark this festival of Muslims.Id-ul-zuha, the festival of sacrifice is celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety in India and the world.He is considered to be an avatar or reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who came down to earth to battle the invincible Ravana (demon king) in human form.Ramrajya (the reign of Rama) has become synonymous with a period of peace and prosperity.The disinclination to accept the practice of several religions in society, professing different deities drove the much-travelled leader to break free from the shackles of religious diversity, and establish a religion based on a single God who is the eternal truth.The festive event of Guru Nanak Jayanti includes the three-day Akhand Path, during which the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs is read out from the beginning to the end without a break.