Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Merry Christmas


Christmas is the festival celebrated in India and all over the world as day remembering it as birthday of Jesus Christ celebrated on 25th December every ear. The celebration of Christmas festival starts in the month of 1st December praying Jesus. The Christmas festival is celebrated along with New Year having prayers, parties, carols in the streets, playing drums and get cheering up with full of energy and activeness in the Christmas celebrations. Shopping such as Christmas trees, Santa Claus dress, cakes and other gifts is done before 10-20 days on commencement of the Christmas festival. 

                                               Santa Claus reaches every house giving gifts and toys for children showing the attraction of the festival. Churches as a sign of Christian temple constructed all over the world. Mainly in Kerala and other states the festival is celebrated with prayers, drums and carols. The Star-shaped paper lamps having various sizes and Christmas trees are placed in-front of the houses as a sign of the festival.


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Bathukamma


Bathukamma a festival celebrated by people in telangana region from many years.Bathukamma is celebrated in the period of spring season where seasonal flowers with deep blossoms are obtained. Goddess Sati is prayed on the day of Bathukamma.Batukamma is a beautiful festival made with seasonal flowers that are obtained in the spring season arranged in the form of a cone.
       
Bathukamma - bathuku means life, amma means mother hence bathukamma is celebrated to Godess Gauri with a prayer. A festival atmosphere is created in large grounds and in gardens with Hundreds of women takes participation in this festival singing songs and dance placing flower stack in a circle. Chidren also participate in the Bathukamma making lot’s of fun and creating a beautiful environment. This festival is celebrated by people living in USA also.


Diwali


India is pre-dominant place to Hindu living in the country with many festivals that are celebrated different seasons.Diwali is Hindu festival celebrated with peace, joy, and prosperity known as ‘the festival of lights’ or ‘Deepawali’. The festival of lights celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, Good over Evil, Enlightenment over Ignorance. Diwali festival is celebrated in the month of Oct - Nov.Diwali is celebrated for killing evil Ravana in the hands of Lord Rama. Goddess Lakshmi is prayed on the day of diwali to get prosperity, wealth and happiness in the family.
                         Diwali is a national level festival celebrated by everyone with fire crackers and beautiful lanterns placed on either side of door steps at entrance of house illuminate lights. Especially Diwali is celebrated with children’s and youngsters show their enthusiasm toward blasting firecrackers.Diwali is celebrated for one or two days as their interest and indulge activity in shopping of new clothes, vehicle pooja and other needs for home d├ęcor. The Diwali is now celebrated in different countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Europe, USA, UK and in many other countries.


Monday, 28 May 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi


Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival of lord ganesh is celebrated by Hindus in mid period of August to September. Ganesh Chaturthi also, Known as ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as birthday of Lord Ganesh. A clay model of Lord Ganesh is made 3-4months prior to the Ganesh Chatuthi festival. The size of ganesh varies height from 2/4th of an inch to over 30 feet.
         A platform with wood is created 5 days back prior to the festival to place Lord Ganesh. Ganesh Chaturthi festival is celebrated for a 10 days period starting from the day of festival. At the day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival lord ganesh is lifted and placed on the platform constructed giving sounds ‘Ganapati Bappa Moria’ or ‘Jai Bolo Ganesh Mahraj Ki Jai’. A priest is called and Pooja(prayer) is done to lord ganesh. Coconut, 21'modakas', jaggery and red flowers are offered to lord ganesh.At the 10th day evening lord ganesh is taken through the cities and streets with dancing, singing, and giving sounds ‘Ganapathi Bappa Moriya’. As a symbolizing ritual see-off lord ganesh is immersed in a river or sea so that lord is taking away misfortunes done by the man with him.

Holi


Holi is the festival of colors celebrated in India. Youth as well as elders celebrate this festival on each other’s faces with colour. Holi is the time to enrich understanding and love for each other. Holi is the joy created among people living in India playing with colour sharing sweets and having fun.  Holi is celebrated in the beginning of the spring season. 

People play with dry colours with their friends and loved ones sharing sweets. Eggs and tomatoes are hit on every face with the colour. Colour water made of different colours is sprinkled to their dear ones and family with sprinklers available in market. Holi gives a chance to send blessings and affection to dear ones wrapped in a special Holi gift so that their wishes come true in rainbow colours. Rainbow A regional holiday is given in India to celebrate holi. 
People celebrating Holi



Sunday, 27 May 2012

Valentines Day

Valentines Day is celebrated as a day of love and bonding in India as well in other countries. India being a country of various religions, considered this as a special day among lovers. Valentines Day in India has a special appearance with bouquets and smiles of their loved ones. India celebrates this as a special day and is celebrated on 14th in the month of February every year.
Valentines Day in India is a day of romance and love for many lovers especially youth students. Lovers exchange their love giving gifts like teddy bears, gold rings, chocolates or personalized gifts. In the metro cities, disco's and party places have their parties celebrated with their dear ones. Exchanging flowers is the common attraction seen in every face from their beloved ones.


Raksha Bandhan

Rakhi


The festival of Rakhi or Raksha bandhan is celebrated all over india in the month of August. Rakshabhandan is the beautiful relation that a brother and sister share. This Festival is celebrated all over india mostly celebrated in North and West regions. A sister ties a Rakhi to brother praying for his good health and a better life. The brother inturn promises for her sister safety and love shown from her is forever . Sister also applies a tilak to his brother on his forehead and gives traditional aarti. After tying Rakhi to his brother’s wrist he inturn  gives a surprise gift  to her. They both share sweets with their family.



Sisters living far away from their brothers send Rakhi in post showing the relation of the festival. In south region brother and sister celebrate rakhi with a dance done by them. In India family relations are of prior important to everyone. Rakhi to the jawans living at the border force is tied by young sisters comming from far places praying him to be safe. Rakhi is available to everyone in the near by stores with different colours and models. Everbody celebrates this festival with siblings and shows the fancy the thread,Rakhi.