India is a country which justifies the proverb, ‘UNITY IN DIVERSITY’.
India is home to many religions, cultures which have their own different rituals and festivals. With so many kinds of celebrations and beliefs existing side by side, the country boasts itself of the glorious festivals for each. All through the year, the country and its countrymen celebrate festivals varying from Holi, Eid, Rakshabandhan, Karwachauth, Diwali, Dusshera, Christmas, Navroz and so on, the list is endless.
With the year coming to close, October, November and December mark the coming to the most famous Hindu festivals, celebrated by others from different religions as well. The Navratri’s marks the 10-day holy period when Goddess Durga is worshipped in all her forms. The last day signifies the victory of good over evil, when Lord Rama defeated and killed Ravana with the help of Hanuman and his army. The day is celebrated as Dusshera all over India, by burning the effigies of Ravana everywhere.
November marks the ‘festival of lights’, Diwali or Deepawali. It marks the coming home of Lord Rama with his wife, Sita and Laxman to Ayodhya. The people light diyas, candles and burn crackers to mark the victorious arrival of Lord Rama.
The year ends with Christmas and New Year celebrations, mainly by Christians. But the New Year Eve is celebrated all over the world with great fun and music, hoping the New Year will be filled of love, music and fun all around.