India is a beatiful country with golden sand deserts, greenery, banks, beaches, mountains and peaceful plains. India is also a country of fairs and festivals celebrated with different colors nad with its never-changed traditions. The fairs and festivals in India are an extension of the country’s cultural ethos that is truly fascinating.
All the fairs and festivals celebrated by the Indians with full of joy and enjoyment, so it can said that Indians never lose any opportunity to celebrate. India, the rich land of glorious history and courage, which has attracted invaders from Central Europe and Asia who create their imprint on this land, its religions and its lifestyles over forty centuries. Famous fairs and festivals of India are described below.
The famous and main festivals of the of the Tamils with the message and significance of the end of the harvest season and bringing the prosperity and happiness. Pongal is celebrated as a family festival. Surya Pongal, the second day, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Sun, the God. The cattle are colorfully decorated with flowers on the third day called that is called Maatu Ponga.
Onam, the glorious and famous festival of Kerela, is the main center point of attraction for peoples and that is not only from India but also outside India. Duration of the festival is generally from 4 days to the 10 days. Every entertaining activities during this season are celebrated as spectacular processions of caparisoned elephants, worshipping, music, dances, sports, boat races and good food. It is celebrated in the Malyalam month Chingam. The merry making nature of this festival is spectacular snake boat racing on river Pampa. It is celebrated with full of joy, by decorating their houses and by making delicious foods and sweets which is specially served on the banana leaves. One important thing that would be easily visible outside each house is the ‘pookalam’ a flower mat.
Dussehra, the most significant and important Hindu festival, celebrated across the nation with more devotion and gaiety. It is a sign of victory of Lord Ram over devil Ravana, a sign of victory of good over evil and light over darkness.
Gan is a synonym for Lord Shiva and ‘Gaur’ or ‘Gauri’ for Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva and a symbol of conjugal bliss and marital happiness. A festival that is celebrated during the March to April in Rajasthan – a majestic land of India that marks the end of the winter and the coming of spring and a time of sprout forth new leaves by the trees.
The Camel Festival, a famous and unique festival of Rajasthan, begins with a colorful procession of bedecked camels, Ships-Of-The-Desert, in the red sandstone backdrop of the Junagarh Fort. It is celebrated in the open sand-spreads with the various activities of the camels that display a great footwork and dancing gracefully to the silent directions of their riders.
It is dedicated to the goddess Parvati, basically a women festival, and commemorates the day when she was united with Lord Shiva. It is celebrated in the Hindu month of Shravan and marks the advent of the monsoons. You can see the charm of the festivals by the devotees that completely embedded with the lush and rich traditional dress and ornaments.
It is celebrated internationally, the sky is flooded with the kites like as resembling colorful birds, celebrated on the day maker sankranti which is still alive in
India during festivals with the sheer experience of joy at the end of the winter and the hope for bright days a head.
Other than the customary fairs some established festivals include elephants, camel races, dance and music. Other various fairs and festivals are also celebrated in India that provides a glimpse the glory, pride, traditions, rich heritage and culture, different languages and various colors of India like as Diwali, Urs fair, Pushakar fair etc. Fairs and Festivals of India reflects the colors with full of its glorious traditions, rich heritage and culture and the ancient way to celebrate all the festivals.