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Indian festival calendar 2013

 India is a popular country for many festivals. There are various kind of festival are celebrated throughout the year. In India, there are various religious, cast and culture are present. Being a secular country, India provides their citizens freedom of participating any religion and culture unless it creates shared contention. Festivals are one occasion which brings best out of Indians. During festivals they disremember all animosity and open their arms to every visitor. These festivals are celebrated among much cheering and on most moment people from various communities join each other in their moment of joy. This article mainly contains all important Indian festivals with a brief introduction of each festival. Dates of these significant Hindu festivals for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 are also noticed here. The orders in which the Hindu festivals occur are given in the order in which they occur throughout the year.

Makar Sankranti Festival:

This is the important Indian festival for Sun. From the Hindu calendar Makar Sankranthi blemish in the end of an ominous interval which starts from mid December. It also indicates the end of winter and the start of the new harvest season. Most part of India, this festival is celebrated by people by flying kites on sky. This festival mainly follows the solar calendar. So, this festival is acclaimed on 14th January. The reason behind this is the earths axis, the date of this festival changes every 80 years. This festival is celebrated on given dates: 14 Jan 2011, 14 Jan 2012, 14 Jan 2013, 14 Jan 2014 and 14 Jan 2015.

Vasant Panchami and Saraswati Puja Festival:

In the start of spring season this festival celebrates by people. This is also a day to honor Goddess Saraswati who is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, wisdom, music and art. This festival is celebrated on the following dates in India as: 18 Feb 2011, 28 Jan 2012, 15 Feb 2013, 4 Feb 2014 and 24 Jan 2015.

Maha Shivaratri:

This is an important festival of India, in this festival people worship Lord Shiva. In this festival The Shiva Linga is washed with milk, honey, water and bael leaves. This festival indicates the cleansing of the soul. This festival occurs on dates as: 3 Mar, 2011, 20 Feb 2012, 10 Mar 2013, 28 Feb 2014, and 17 Feb 2015.

Holi Festival:

Holi is the other important Indian festival. Holi is the festival of colors and frequently people put color and water on one another. Bhang (cannabis) is also consumed in this festival by most of the people. This festival occurs on the following dates: 20 Mar, 2011, 8 Mar 2012, 27 Mar 2013, 17 Mar 2014, and 6 Mar 2015.

Raksha Bandhan festival:

This Indian festival introduces the pure relationship among brothers and sisters. On this day sisters tie rakhi on the hand of his brothers and brothers their promise to protect their sisters. This festival is celebrated on the given dates: 13 Aug 2011, 2 Aug 2012, 21 Aug 2013, 10 Aug 2014, and 29 Aug 2015.


In this famous Indian festival people worship goddess Durga. This festival contain nine day, in which people worship various characters of goddess Durga. This festival occurs on dates: 28 Sep 2011, 16 Oct 2012, 5 Oct 2013, 25 Sep 2014, and 13 Oct 2015.

Diwali and Lakshmi Puja festival:

This is a important festival and also known as the festival of lights. In this festival people worship goddess Lakshmi. This festival celebrated on the given dates: 26 Oct 2011, 13 Nov 2012, 3 Nov 2013, 23 Oct 2014, and 11 Nov 2015.

Many other festivals are also celebrates in India by distinct cast and religions of people throughout the year.

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Nitish Singh

 Maha Shivaratri, which occurs in February/March, is the leading Hindu festivals, commonly to those who are aficionado of Shiva. In this important day Shivas wife Parvati is said to have prayed for her husband and requisitioned that he be protected from evil. Whereas both men and women celebrate the festival, it is specifically embraced by Hindu women. Married women pray for their husbands and sons, while single women beseech that they receive a husband with affection like Shiva, apotheosize as the ideal husband