Hindu festivals

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Hindu festivals

  1. 1. Hindu Festivals • Dr Kranti Hiremath MBE
  2. 2. Introduction1. Festivals in India2. Hindu Festivals3. Q & A
  3. 3. Festivals in India• Indian History • 6000BC • Invasion of Muslims and Europeans• India Multicultural Society• Indian Festivals • Hindu • Islamic • Christian • Others
  4. 4. Sankranti• Most Popular Harvest festivals of Southern India• Marks Suns Journey Northwards
  5. 5. Maha Shivaratri• Night of Shiva• Followers of Shiva observe religious fastings
  6. 6. Holi• Commemorates the slaying of the demoness Holika by Lord Vishnu• Colourful festival bridges the social gap
  7. 7. Raksha Bandhan• Thread of love• Special Occasion to celebrate the chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister.
  8. 8. Krishna Janmaashtami• Celebrating the birth of Krishna
  9. 9. Karwa Chouth • Symbolizing the love between a husband and wife • Married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands
  10. 10. Ganesh Chaturthi• Celebration of the birth of Ganesh.
  11. 11. Navaratri• Means Nine Nights• Festival of Worship of Shakti and Dance.• Effigies are burned.
  12. 12. Vijayadashami• Durga pooja in Bengal• Dusherra in Karnataka• Celebration of good over evil
  13. 13. Diwali • North and central India • Occasion of Lord Krishna killing a demon. • Return Rama and Sita to the kingdom after fourteen years of exile • Celebration of good over evil
  14. 14. Diwali Cont.
  15. 15. Diwali Cont.
  16. 16. Diwali Cont.
  17. 17. Diwali cont.
  18. 18. Diwali cont.
  19. 19. Kumbh Mela• Takes place every twelve years• Bathe in Ganges for purification from sin.
  20. 20. Q and A

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