Free Essays on Religious Festivals In India

  1. Hinduism and 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. Hinduism and 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. Festivals in India and Important Religious Holiday

    Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. Shivaratri literally means the great night of Shivaor the night of Shiva. It is celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha month of the Hindu calendar Easter[ Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating...

  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. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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 ...

  22. National Integration

    diversity and make our national identity a supreme power. National Integration Essay 2 (150 words) National integration is of great importance in India to enhance the individual level development in this country and make it a strong country. In order to make people aware of it completely, it is celebrated...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. India: Diversity

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

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

  39. 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...

  40. 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...

  41. 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...

  42. 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...

  43. Religious Background of India

    Religious Background of India” I am an Indian, so I have a lot to say about my religious background India is home to population of over 1.2 billion people, speaking more than 24 languages and following a wide range of religious communities. India is also the birthplace of...

  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. 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...

  46. 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...

  47. Imperialism in India Cornell Notes

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  48. 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...

  49. 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...

  50. 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...

  51. 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...

  52. India Natural Reserves

    destinations in India amongst the travelers from India and abroad. When the place comes of tourist spots, one cannot stop himself from places like Cochin, Manner, Alleppey, and Kumarakom, which offer an additional flavor for people traveling to Kerala. Mumbai Located on the west coast of India, Mumbai is...

  53. 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...

  54. 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...

  55. 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...

  56. 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...

  57. Lamu Cultural Festival

    LAMU CULTURAL FESTIVAL Case Study 1 “Describe the cultural product” Submitted at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and Azerbaijan Tourism...

  58. ‘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...

  59. 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...

  60. 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...