Free Essays on Religious Festivals In India

  1. Festivals

    India is a vast 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...

  2. 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...

  3. india

    Our Languages Language is an important means of communicating our ideas to others. India is a big country and the people speak many languages. We have eighteen major languages in our country. They are: 1. Assamese 2. Bengali 3. Gujarati 4. Hindi 5. Kannada 6. Kashmiri 7. Konkani 8. Malayalam ...

  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. Business Conditions In India

    Business Conditions in India Sukhwinder Singh International Business I 15EW4 INT-113-R4150 Prof. Mark Pinkney Sr Indian literature refers to the literature produced on the Indian subcontinent until 1947 and in the Republic of India thereafter. The Republic of India has 22 officially recognized languages...

  6. 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...

  7. Muslims in India - Needs for Empowerment

    MUNNETRA KAZHAGAM 7 VADA MARAICOIR STREET, CHENNAI 600 001 INDIA TEL 91 44 25233884 FAX 91 44 25223868 Email tmmkpresident@desertmail.com | | Agenda Item No. 3 b SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF MUSLIM MINORITY COMMUNITY IN INDIA Mr. Chairman, I thank you for giving me an opportunity...

  8. 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...

  9. History of Hinduism

    Vedic period (also known as Vedism or Vedic Brahmanism, or simply Brahmanism). Its liturgy is reflected in the Mantra portion of the four Vedas. The religious practices centered on a clergy administering sacrificial rites. A small fraction of conservative Shrautins continue this tradition today within contemporary...

  10. World Religion

    Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. Vedas are the primary texts of Hinduism. They contain hymns, incarnations and rituals from ancient India. Their ultimate God is Brahman, it is reality, formless and infinite. Because of the limitations of the human mind the Gods had to be personified. The...

  11. 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...

  12. Censorship in India

    Ban ban you’re dead! Censorship in India. You name it, India has banned it. If the state overlooks something, the central government bans it. On some weeks it feels like we, as a nation, are frenetically trying to prove the big ban theory. In just one week in March this year it seemed that everything...

  13. India: Diversity

    Report on India: Diverse Culture and Languages Ketan Prajapati, Work Environment Communication Introduction India is a huge multicultural country with different...

  14. Religion

    traditionally to explain the origin of life or the Universe. From their beliefs about the cosmos and human nature, they tend to derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world. Many religions may have organized behaviors...

  15. Tribes of India

    Indian Tribes : Among the 68 million citizens of India who are members of tribal groups, the Indian tribal religious concepts, terminologies, and practices are as varied as the hundreds of tribes, but members of these groups have one thing in common: they are under constant pressure from the major...

  16. India Nepal Similarities

    and values, mainly of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Sikhism, are deeply rooted in South Asian societies. Though the numbers of followers of these religious and cultural mainstays vary from country to country, their presence and influence in local arts, cultures and traditions are distinctly visible in...

  17. COMMERCIALIZATION OF CRICKET IN INDIA - IPL

    cricket . Overeager to please the audience , Lalit Modi introduced cheerleaders to please the common man . The security concerns forced IPL-2 out of India to South Africa . Seemingly then the problems started . The best teams were losing and the worst teams were winning . The whole tournament table seemed...

  18. Indus Valley Civilization

    INDIA India, officially the Republic of India (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...

  19. 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...

  20. Passage to India

    1. Introduction 1.1 The Questions to be Discussed The protagonists of E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India (1924) and Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient (1992) question their identities. Frantz Fanon claims that they go through different phases in order to become something (1993:40-41). This inevitable...

  21. Preservation

    India - Population The 1991 final census count gave India a total population of 846,302,688. However, estimates of India's population vary widely. According to the Population Division of the United Nations Department of International Economic and Social Affairs, the population had already reached...

  22. REL 212 Complete Course REL212 Complete Course

    religion. Define religion, and discuss why it is useful in society. Explain why it is important for you personally to understand the beliefs of other religious groups. Reminder: To earn full points each week, you must provide one initial response to the discussion topic with a minimum of 125 words and references...

  23. ‘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...

  24. Festivals in China and America

    Festivals in China and America 外文学院2001级3班 郑晓韵 NO.010214321 Festivals are days or time of religious or other celebrations. Although some festivals are shared and celebrated in many countries all over the world, how people celebrate them and what people do during the festivals are usually...

  25. Tourism in India

    There are some parts of the world that once visited get into your heart and won’t let go. For me India is such a place when I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land by its lush beauty and exotic architecture by its ability to overload its senses with the pure, concentrated intensity...

  26. The Symbolic Content of India's Culture

    identity is determined by its own established common symbolic expression. India, which is a land of diverse religious, linguistic, social, cultural and racial groups, is very rich in its symbolism. Each of these groups – be a religious one or a racial one or a cultural one or a linguistic one – has its own...

  27. Introduction to Hindu Religious Traditions

    head: Hindu Religious Traditions Paper Hindu Religious Traditions Paper Vanessa Riles University of Phoenix WORLD RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS I REL/133 Group ELAA08C3X1 GERALD GRUDZEN July 25, 2008 This paper will inform the reader of what sacred elements characterize the Hindu religious traditions...

  28. Religions in India - 1

    The construction of a chronological chart of religion in India presents notable problems, particularly with regard to Hinduism. Over the last four millenia, the Hindu tradition has evolved and developed along several diffferent lines and in the process given rise to a large number of tendencies and specific...

  29. IMAGINING LIFE WITHOUT FESTIVALS,

    India is a city of FAIRS AND festivals but imagine if there were no festivals what would happen? I know a life without these amazing festivals would become like hell. Firstly we would have no holidays and secondly no celebrations .and as we all know a normal routine life is really boring .following...

  30. 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...

  31. student

    literature, Greek unique style of architecture, mysterious myth, and scientific progress are always worth our admiration. Besides, the grand sports festival “Olympic Games” originated in Greece. In this essay, I will give a full explanation to the Greek arts, literature, history, lifestyle and politics...

  32. Imperialism in India Cornell Notes

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  33. 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...

  34. y,dy,du,ytd,u

    known as Deepavali and the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year.[3][4] The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.[5][6][7] The festival preparations and rituals typically...

  35. Festivals and Rituals

    Festivals and rituals with varying purposes took place in various times during the year of traditional European life from the 15th century to the late nineteenth century. Florentine, Lutheran, English, French, and Russian writers observed the diverse intentions concerning both rituals and festivals...

  36. India: a Republic Consisting of 28 States

    India, officially the Republic of India (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...

  37. Hindu Festivals

    HINDU FESTIVALS Hinduism is the world's oldest religion. Its roots date back to 4000 BC. Hinduism is widely spread out in India and around South-East Asia. Hinduism is a polytheistic religion, believing in many gods. Most of the festivals in Hinduism are centered on one or more gods. Hindus celebrate...

  38. role of youth in promoting communal harmony in india

    Role of Youth in promoting Communal harmony in India Posted by SujataParashar on March 7, 2013 in News · 0 Comments When my son was about six his classmate asked him about his religion. My son could not answer him as that was the first time someone had asked him that question. He did not know what...

  39. Doing Business in India - Essay

    Canada’s Tomorrow No. 10 Doing Business in India: Success, Failure and the Prospects for Canada Douglas Goold November 2010 Canadian International Council www.onlinecic.org Conseil international du Canada www.cicenligne.org Doing Business in India: Success, Failure and the Prospects for Canada ...

  40. Diwali -the Festival of Lights

    Diwali rituals Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of the important and widely spread holidays celebrated in India. It is a celebration of lights, and for many, it is truly a sensory experience; some families decorate their houses with all sorts of lights and open up to the neighbors, sharing their...

  41. Deepawali - Essay 1

    today I, Arpit Patel of standard 8th is going to give a speech on DEEPAWALI. DIWALI or DEEPAWALI, the festival of lights, is one of the important and widely spread festival celebrated in India. It is a celebration of lights, and for many, it is truly a sensory experience; some families decorate their...

  42. Hindu Militancy and the State of Interreligious Dialogue in India

    HINDU MILITANCY AND THE STATE OF INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN INDIA The Present Context: As the second largest democracy in the world, India sustains a political system identified itself as the Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic. It has a history of long-standing tolerance and peace...

  43. International Marketing Sucess in Chile

    peoples thrive along Chile’s unique geographical layout, preserving rural traditions. This diversity has been acknowledged and preserved through annual festivals and celebrations. Chile enjoys the highest degree of economic freedom in South America – even outranking the United States and making them a global...

  44. Holi Festival

    people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. As part of their worship experience they have bonfires that are lit on the eve of the festival, also known as Holika Dahan or burning of Holika. The Hindu people believe that Holika was a Demoness in Hindu mythology who was burnt to death with...

  45. Humanities Time Line

    lord, who has bestowed benefits for ever and ever on his subjects, and has established order in the land." c. BC 1500 Hinduism develops in India with polytheism Vedas are the poetical and symbolic expression of the spiritual truths of Hinduism, and the Upanishads are the expression of the...

  46. Pollution in India

    Pollution in India 1. Introduction While India is proving itself to be a major powerhouse economically its environment is suffering in a major way. Air pollution, water pollution and garbage are serious problems in India. These are causing degradation of land, resource depletion, environmental degradation...

  47. Adherents in Hinduism

    |Ayurveda · Jyotisha | |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...

  48. 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...

  49. Malay Festival

    Malay Festival Hari Raya Aidilfitri Hari Raya Aidilfitri is celebrated by the Muslims people all over the world. “Hari Raya Aidilfitri can also refer as Hari Raya Idul Fitri and also Hari Raya Puasa is the Malay term for the Muslim Festival of Eid ul –Fitr. Hari Raya is also known as Lebaran. Muslims...

  50. Cultural Differences Between India and Usa

    bound to seep in and influence the culture of organizations within its borders. There are numerous cultural differences between United States and India, and in this discussion I have divided cultural differences at a workplace into three different categories. The first one is the difference in work...

  51. Beaten Path, Lonely Travellers a Journey Into ‘ the Other’

    Journey into ‘ the Other’ Dr. Vincent Sekhar, S.J. Personality, a bundle of Experiences My home town is Madurai, the great temple city in South India. I must have spent more time in the temple premises than in my parish church. The statues, the images of gods and goddesses, gigantic pillars and roofs...

  52. essay on diwali 2

    An Essay on the Diwali Festival for School and College Students Essay Diwali is one of the most important festivals of India. The word Diwali is an incorrect from of the word "Dipawali" which means "rows of light". The festival of Diwali takes place on the fifteenth day in the month of Kartik when...

  53. Ancient India

    Ancient India The civilizations of the Indus River Valley were a very unique group for a number of reasons. As with most ancient civilizations, the social, political and economic systems were guided by religious beliefs. For ancient Indians; however, religious practice literally dictated most levels...

  54. Religious Paper

    How your beliefs make up a religious belief system I believe that Christianity is one true religion. I believe that no matter what race, gender, and denomination we all serve one God. Many people would disagree with me that is my personal opinion. I believe everything that I read in the Bible...

  55. The Cinema of India

    INTRODUCTION TO CINEMAS The cinema of India consists of films produced across India, including the cinematic 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...

  56. Religious and Ethnic Groups

    ETH/125 November 29, 2013 Religious and Ethnic Groups Hinduism is a complex religion. It is the world’s largest religion, after Christianity and Islam, with over a billion followers. It originated in India and is a mixture of religious, philosophical, and cultural ideas and practices. Hinduism...

  57. Republic Day of India 1

    the birth of Independent India marking the beginning of the end of Colonial rule globally.  It was on 26th of November, 1949 that the Constituent Assembly adopted, enacted and gave to the nation the Indian Constitution with the following preamble:  We, the people of India, having solemnly resolved...

  58. India: A Land Of Festivals And Fairs

    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 one culture, it is easy to...

  59. Customs and Traditions of India

    express their beliefs. Often times, these expressions are seen as religious customs and traditions. Along with these religious customs and traditions, most countries also posses customs and traditions practiced by even the average non-religious citizen. These customs can be enormous milestones in the lives...

  60. Hello

    life and/or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. From their beliefs about the cosmos and human nature, people derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.[1] Many religions may have organized...