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Festivals of India

Diwali

Diwali

Diwali, or Deepavali, is one of the biggest festivals and occassion in India. Diwali marks the beginning of a new year in some Hindu calendars. Diwali will be celebrated in India on 23 October 2014

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Ahoi Ashtami

Ahoi Ashtami

The story of Ahoi Ashtami relates to a woman who lived in a village with her seven sons. The story tells how she lost all her sons and then through her workship gets back all her seven sons.

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Karva Chauth

Karva Chauth

Karva Chauth is a festival for Hindu married women, practiced in the northern parts of India. They pray for a long and healthy life and prosperity of their husbands and ask God for the same husband for the next seven lives.

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Navratri

Navratri

The nine-day festival of Navratri in Hindu religion is held in honor of the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. Navratri literally means 'nine nights' and is celebrated differently in different parts of India by Hindus.

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Holi

Holi

Holi is the festival of Colors and is marked as the opening festival in Hindu calendar in India. People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other enjoying the colours of Holi.

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Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesha Chaturthi, the great Ganesha festival, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi. People bring home murtis of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual.

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