Category: Festivals

Holi “Face Off” in Mathura

Holi, a festival of colors, is celebrated with great fervor all over the nation. A celebration of the triumph of good over evil, a riot of colors, an occasion for people to come together and as an ancient spring tradition, Holi celebrations have many aspects. Families and friends are seen to come out on the [...]

Monday March 25th, 2013 in Festivals, Incredible india, Indian Culture, Indian Events | Comments Off

Holi: Religious Myths and Legends

The Hindu festival of Holi was once just a celebration of spring, but it has greatly evolved and come to represent a number of other Hindu legends. Holi is celebrated over two days during the months of February or March, depending on the last full moon day of the winter season. The festival is a [...]

Monday March 5th, 2012 in Festivals | Comments Off

Makar Sankranti: A Solar and Pastoral Festival of India

Sankranti (also called Pongal) is a Hindu festival celebrated in January and although there are twelve days associated with this, usually only three are celebrated. The last day is on January 14th and it is the biggest and most important. This is because the sun passes through the winter solstice, from the Tropic of Cancer [...]

Friday January 13th, 2012 in Festivals | Comments Off