India is a country with diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. Festivals in India, mainly Hindu festivals are celebrated in different ways according to the rituals, beliefs and the history behind each of them. Welcome to the exclusive Clickastro page on Hindu Festivals in India! This page can help you understand the Hindu festivals from spiritual, social and scientific perspectives.
Hinduism is an age-old religion that can be traced back to prehistoric times. Though its origin remains uncertain, the Hindu religion, as the Indologists say, represents a great culture with beliefs holding high moral standards and strong scientific basis. To have a clear understanding about Hinduism and its rituals, one has to learn and decode the Vedic texts fundamental to the religion. In this page, we are making an effort to let you know the various hidden spiritual and scientific factors behind the Hindu festivals.
All festivals or special days in Hindu Calendar are connected with some myths that signify the day’s importance as the birthday of some God /Goddess or to commemorate some mythical event. On a deeper perception, we could find that these festivals and the associated rituals are having great astrological, seasonal, cultural and scientific bases. Some festivals befall on astrologically significant moments, some are associated with agricultural cycles and some are celebrated in the context of seasonal changes. All Hindu rituals instrumented by our ancestors have a higher purpose which would be scientifically relevant to the observing person or community. Let’s explore together what actually lies behind the colour, passion and gaiety of various Hindu festivals in India – the associated rituals and its significances.
Upcoming Hindu Festivals 2018
List of Hindu Holidays/Religious Calendar 2018