Free Essays on Indian Festivals

  1. Festivals

    country with various castes, creed, and colour hence a large number of festivals are celebrated in India in honour of their gods and goddesses. Since many communities exist here; the ways and method of celebrating these festivals also differ from state to state. But, the basic form of the belief behind...

  2. ‘The commercialization of festivals has eroded their real significance.’ Express your views either for or against this statement

    A festival is an occasion for rejoicing and celebration. It conjures up scenes of gaiety and merrymaking. It is an occasion for family rejoicing and community celebrations. Festivals break the monotony of life, bring peace and joy to the masses and above all promote social interaction and harmony...

  3. India: A Land Of Festivals And Fairs

    India is called "a land of festival and fairs." Every day of the year there is a festival celebrated in some part of the country. As in any old civilization, most of these festivals have religious ties. Because India is still a predominantly rural nation, many of its festivals also welcome the coming of...

  4. Advantages of Festivals

    Advantages of Festivals - 1 Festivals celebration is the the culture we got from our past generations.According to the history these festivals are celebrated when they achieve something (symbol of victory),or on the occasions where they are benefited (crop gain,happy with some gatherings etc). These...

  5. Festivals

    Many of the festivals, rites, rituals and even the dress habits of the adherents of Sanatana Dharma -- the Hindus, have deep spiritual significance and Amma actively encourages their propagation. In this section let us try to discover the Cultural Heritage of India, Her contributions to the world and...

  6. Does Banning Fashion Shows and New Year Parties Save Our Culture

    artistes were focused to demonstrate varieties in Indian culture. A lot of space in its programmes was occupied by performances showing various tribal groups. But, do they really represent us. I was amazed to see that something which even new to me, an Indian, was shown to the world representing us. India...

  7. VARIED DIMENSIONS OF INDIAN CULTURE AND THEIR MANIFESTATIONS AS RECREATIONAL ELEMENTS IN A CULTURAL THEME PARK

    THEME PARKS SOME INDIAN EXAMPLES: Choki dhani, Rajasthan Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon THEORIES 2.3 CULTURAL THEME PARKS SOME INDIAN EXAMPLES: •Themed restaurants • Street Bars • Live Art & Crafts Village • Library • Coffee Shop • Ethnic jewellery store • Indian Home Décor Store ...

  8. Indian Festival

    Indian Festival Further information: Category:Festivals ▪ Arts festival Beer festival Comedy festival Japanese Cultural festival Esala Perahera festival Film festival Fire festival Folk festival Food festival Literary festival Mela Festival Music festival Oyster Festival Peanut Festival Ribfest Religious...

  9. Fox Cities

    The Fox Cities began over five hundred years ago when sixteen hundred fur traders invaded the Indian tribes known as the Dakota, Outagamie, Menominee, and Iroquois. For hundreds of years the tribes had used the productive land to hunt birds, harvest food from the rich soil, and use the treacherous...

  10. Festivals in India

    Festivals in India are characterized by color, gaiety, enthusiasm, prayers and rituals. The word festival means feast day, festive celebration. As kids, when there used to be festivals the only thing that came to our minds was holidays and sweets that in turn meant lots of fun. India being a society...

  11. National Festivals

    3 National festivals Independence Day Independence Day, August 15, commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the world`s biggest democracy as a national festival. Till Independence, there is no true national...

  12. Festival

    season. Each and every country celebrates their festivals with great joy and happiness. The Indian festivals are based on most of the religious or mythological patterns. There are many such stories that can easily describe about the reasons behind these festivals. People express their happiness by dancing...

  13. Diwali

    Diwali festival is a 5 day Hindu festival in India which usually celebrated in October or November and lasts five days. Diwali when translated means "rows of lighted lamps" and the occasion is also referred to as the Festival of Lights. During Diwali, Indian homes are cleaned and windows are opened...

  14. Visitation Report

    Festivals: Paths to Unity Festivals play a significant role among all religions, but especially among Hindu and Sikh traditions. Every religion has numerous festivals (rituals), but what is the point of having such ceremonies? I believe festivals play an important role in religious life because...

  15. National Festivals

    Festival is a celebration of life. Festivals bring peace and joy to the masses. They break the monotony of life. Indian festivals are numerous. A festival   is a celebration, entertainment or series of performances of a certain kind, often held periodically. Festivals break the monotony of life....

  16. Illatarcy

    have migrated to Mumbai, an industrial town. However, their attachment to their native place brings them back every summer and during the Ganapati festivals. Public transport to Kurang is from Lanja, a tehsil town and from Rajapur, another tehsil in the vicinity. Six State Transport (ST) of Maharashtra...

  17. Quiz

    c. relation between organisms and their environment -ANSWER d. tissues Festivals 1.One of the Hindu festivals is celebrated by fasting throughout the day and staying awake at night in prayer. Which is this festival? - 'Mahashivarathri 2. While 1st January is New Year's Day according to the Gregorian...

  18. bollywood

    2.Is Bollywood killing regional cinema In the last five years the Indian production houses have been pumping truckloads of money in the Bollywood movies. The production quality has improved; the wardrobe is more international; the movies are being shot at exotic locations from start to end, but sadly...

  19. An Essay on Holi

    Holi » Holi Festival » History of Holi History of Holi Holi is an ancient festival of India and was originally known as 'Holika'. The festivals finds a detailed description in early religious works such as Jaimini's Purvamimamsa-Sutras and Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras. Historians also believe that Holi...

  20. Power Sharing in Indian Democracy

    cultural heritage. Every region in India developed a culture of its own. The culture is a wide term, which includes the languages, rituals, beliefs, festivals and tradition, given form father to son and carried on with generations. The regional diversity is attributed to the fact that the historical roots...

  21. Preservation

    originated as political-administrative centers and since independence have continued to exercise hegemony over their hinterlands. The vast majority of Indians, nearly 625 million, or 73.9 percent, in 1991 lived in what are called villages of less than 5,000 people or in scattered hamlets and other rural settlements...

  22. Indus Valley Civilization

    (Hindi: भारत गणराज्य Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west...

  23. World Religion

    are based on idol worship. They worship in the temples or in their homes, visiting temples is not crucial, most only visit temples during religious festivals. Although when a woman is menstruating she is not supposed to worship or go to a temple because they must achieve ritual purity and blood is considered...

  24. Economist

    from the alpine-boreal forests as far down as to the semi-humid mediterranean forest which has replaced the Holocene monsoon-tropical forests on the Indian subcontinent. But also the movements of animals including the Javan Rusa far into South Asia are a consequence of this glaciation. Despite a great...

  25. Cultural Differences Between India and Usa

    three different categories. The first one is the difference in work ethic. Indian workforce is generally viewed as a hardworking workforce, and employers tend to exploit it by having longer working hours. On average, an Indian employee works for more than 60 hours a week, and working on Saturdays is also...

  26. Indian Culture: The Cynosure of All Eyes

    geography and climate.Indian value system has had a great impact on dress etiquette.It discourages exposure of skin. Though we can see a fusion of Indian and western clothing styles in contemporary India.India is known for its silk and khadi clothing.The sari worn by females and dhoti and lungi worn...

  27. San Antonio

    thousand, of which some two thousand lived in San Antonio. This population was made up of Spaniards, creoles, and a few French, Americans, civilized Indians, and half-breeds. Their habits were wandering, the most of them being engaged in hunting buffaloes and wild horses. The former furnished them meat;...

  28. Buddhism Paper

    figures are unique to Tibet. Traditions, Holidays, Leaders and Locations Most Buddhists festivals and holidays abide by the lunar calendar, which cause their actual dates to change from year to year. Festivals and holidays also vary from country to country based on the Buddhist tradition in that country...

  29. Chennai Food

    Digs at South Indian eating habits have long since stopped being funny and many a Tamilian is known to have taken umbrage at being referred to as a rice-sambhar specimen. Rice, of course is the staple food of the south Indian, its presence is felt in some form or the other in every meal. In south India...

  30. El Salvador

    inhabited by the Paleo Indians. They were very good with art and culture. El Salvador was also a very good place to trade. But now the country has been struck with inflation. A lot of the scientific remains that were found in this country are related to the teotihucan Indians. It is a very dry country...

  31. Indian Freedom Fighter

    Savarkar    Vinayak Damodar Savarkar Vināyak Dāmodar Sāvarkar (Marathi: विनायक दामोदर सावरकर) (May 28, 1883 – February 26, 1966) was an Indian politician and an Indian Independence Movement activist, who is credited with developing the Hindu nationalist political ideology Hindutva. He is considered to...

  32. My Birthday Wish !

    governance. The patriotic fervor of the Indian people on this day brings the whole country together even in her embedded diversity. It’s when regional identity takes a backseat and what matters most is the universal appeal of unity and brotherhood projected by all Indians. Republic Day is celebrated most...

  33. Holiday

    of Malaysia is the home of people of different cultures and ethnic groups. Themajority of Malaysians are Malays. Besides Malays, there are Chinese, Indians, and so on.We live here, Malaysia, peacefully without wars amongst ourselves.There had been some disturbing talk some time ago about the necessity...

  34. Indian IT Industry

    BAT held Peninsular Tobacco, which manufactured cigarettes in India. Dominion Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco and Arcadian Tobacco were sales outlets. Indian Leaf Tobacco was responsible for distribution and trade of tobacco leaf (see Exhibit 2). By 1953, BAT had reorganized its business holdings and added...

  35. ramayana

    The Ramayana is one of the two great Indian epics,the other being the Mahabharata. The Ramayana tells about life in India around 1000 BCE and offers models in dharma. The hero, Rama, lived his whole life by the rules of dharma; in fact, that was why Indian consider him heroic. When Rama was a young boy...

  36. Short Speech On The Republic Day

    Short Speech on the Republic Day The Republic Day is also celebrated as a National Festival like Independence day. The significance of this day is that a pledge was taken on 26th January, 1930 on the bank of river Ravi to attain ‘Swaraj’ was fulfilled on this day in the year 1950. India became a sovereign...

  37. Mushroom

    is leading an Indian delegation comprising representatives of political and mass organisations, artists, teachers, journalists, entrepreneurs and scientists on a visit to Vietnam to attend the second Vietnam-India People’s Friendship Festival. Vietnam-India people’s friendship festival begins The second...

  38. Me Flowers

    folk art from India. It is usually made during Diwali, Onam, Pongal and other Indian festivals. Typically consisting of bright colors, rangoli is a decorative design made in living rooms and courtyard floors during Hindu festivals . They are meant to be sacred welcoming areas for the Hindu deities.[1] The...

  39. Spain

    the Pacific Ocean to the south. With almost 316 miles of coastline, Oaxaca is poised to become a major tourist-based state. THE HISTORY The Tecos Indians solidified their hold on the Pacific south states of Mexico first. But when the Spanish people swept across the country, the area soon became a port...

  40. New Wave Indian Cinema

    British, Polish, Czech, Hollywood and even Indian New Wave where directors in the 1970s made groundbreaking films that reinvigorated the industry and broke old boundaries. 2. New Wave Indian Cinema New Wave Indian Cinema is a specific genre of Indian cinema which is known for its serious content...

  41. Festival and Its Environment Impact

    Festivals of India Indian festivals are both colourful and extremely joyous. People enjoy the festivals with family and friends. The religious significance of the festivals too can hardly be denied. Here are some of the very popular festivals that take place throughout India. There are many festivals...

  42. The Indian Rebellion of 1857

    The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day...

  43. The Hollywood Indian: the Portrayal of Native Americans in John Ford’s the Searchers and Arthur Penn’s Little Big Man

    The Hollywood Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in John Ford’s The Searchers and Arthur Penn’s Little Big Man Rachel Andrews November 30, 2005 The depictions of Native American in film have changed little over the history of the motion picture. The stories told hold fast to...

  44. Holi Festival A Case Study On The Indian Festival S Culture Impacts And Sustainability

    Background study of Holi Festival .......................................................................................... 13 Holi Festival Today.................................................................................................................. 16 Impacts of Holi festival towards India and...

  45. Festivals as a Source of Life

    Festivals as a source of life The importance of festivals in India, a festival is a celebration of life. Festivals for the general public to bring peace and happiness.They break the monotony of life. Indian festivals are numerous.The three types of national, religious and seasonal are one. Write the...

  46. Commodification of Culture

    India is a land of immense diversity. Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Taj Mahal, Bollywood, four Miss World and two Miss Universe can be found in India. The Indian Sari is worn all over the world even by famous Hollywood stars. The varied art forms, traditions, cultures, landscapes and art forms are woven intricately...

  47. Cherokee Women

    Cherokee had was festivals. The Cherokee had many different festivals. The number seven plays a very significant role in the Cherokee community. The number seven is reflected by many of these festivals. There are six main festivals and every seventh year there is a seventh festival called Chief Dance...

  48. Festivals

    India is a land of festivals. People of different communities belonging to different religions live here. As a result, some kind of festival or the other is seen being celebrated with joy and fun on almost all days of the year. These festivals make life colourful and charming as they take people away...

  49. mount mary university

    Lake Michigan sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, ethnic dining, and cultural festivals. Often referred to as the City of Festivals, Milwaukee has various cultural events which take place throughout the summer at Maier Festival Park, on the lake. Museums and cultural events, such as Jazz in the Park, occur...

  50. Adherents in Hinduism

    | |Festivals · Glossary Persecution | |This box: view • talk • edit | A Hindu ( pronunciation (help·info), Devanagari: हिन्दू) is an adherent of Hinduism, a set of religious, philosophical and cultural systems that originated in the Indian subcontinent...

  51. caribstudies

    Holi is a colorful and boisterous Hindu spring festival in India, also known as the Festival of Colors . This is a time of shedding inhibitions: People smear each other with red and yellow powder and shower each other with colored water shot from bamboo blowpipes or water pistols. Restrictions of caste...

  52. The Cinema of India

    culture of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana,Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. Indian films came to be followed throughout South Asia and the Middle East. The cinema as a medium gained popularity in the country as many as 1,000 films...

  53. The Slumdog Phenomenon

    Loveleen Tandan, and written by Simon Beaufoy. It is an adaptation of the Boeke Prize winning and Commonwealth Writers' Prize nominated novel Q and A by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup. Tandan, who began as the film's casting director, was later appointed the co-director by Boyle because of her significant...

  54. Towering Figure in the World of Cinema

    first film, Pather Panchali (1955) while working at an advertising agency. Pather Panchali was an immediate success and won Grand Prix at the Cannes Festival. Pather Panchali with his Aparajito (1956, The Unvanquished) and Apur Sansar (1959, The World of Apu) are known as 'Apu Trilogy'. His later films...

  55. Indian Cinema

    Christ’ and he too wanted to translate the lives of Indian Gods to the screen. His first production ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was screened at Coronation Cinema in Mumbai on 3 May 1913 marking the beginning of Indian cinema. Regarded as the father of the Indian cinema, Phalke went on to make several silent films...

  56. india is a country of festivals

    India: A Land Of Festivals INDIA, the world's second largest country, has over 1 billion inhabitants, who speak 18 major languages and more than 1,000 minor languages and dialects. It features an infinite variety of landscapes and unsurpassed cultural richness. With so much diversity embedded within...

  57. How multiculturalism promotes national unity in Malaysia

    Norbaiduri Ruslan et al (n.d) is that the young children liked the idea of integration and learning about other cultures especially the children of Indian ethnic group. Malays respondents however were not as enthusiastic. This is perhaps due to their limited exposure to other ethnic groups, especially...

  58. The Spanish Influence

    'People' and 'Peoples' of Trinidad and Tobago for the title of this chapter is charged with emotive, cross-purpose argument. Even more than the term 'West Indian', the definition of a Trinidadian is far from cut and dried. Perhaps the epitome of a Trinidadian is the child in the third row class with a dark skin...

  59. Diversity within Society

    all around us and we have learnt to adjust to their own ways and beliefs. With immigration we have embraced new changes: fashion, food, music and festivals. New religions have taught us to be a more tolerant society and become more accepting of other faiths. Some fashion is influenced through migrants...

  60. Hero

    Fort to hoist' the National Flag. In his address to the nation he speaks a lot about the progress and safety of the nation. The army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force present a glorious parade saluting the National Flag. Students and scouts from different states come to New Delhi to show their...