Ramakrishna Mission

Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are non-political, non-sectarian spiritual groups that have been involved in humanitarian and social service operations for over a century. The Math and Mission's monks and lay devotees, inspired by the values of renunciation and service, serve millions of men, women, and children, regardless of caste, religion, or race, because they recognise the living God in them.

Akshaya Tritiya

The Hindu and Jain spring festival Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akti or Akha Teej, takes place every year. It occurs on the third tithi (lunar day) of the bright half of the month of Vaisakha (Shukla Paksha). Hindus and Jains in India and Nepal see it as an auspicious day, as it represents the "third day of endless wealth."

Bhai Dooj

According to one legend, it is said that after defeating the evil demon Narakasura, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra. His sister gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers. She then applied the ceremonial tilak on Krishna's forehead. It is believed that this is the origin of the festival of “Bhai Dooj


Rongali or Bohag Bihu, Kongali or Kati Bihu, and Bhogali or Magh Bihu are three significant Assamese holidays celebrated in the Indian state of Assam: Rongali or Bohag Bihu in April, Kongali or Kati Bihu in October, and Bhogali or Magh Bihu in January. The most prominent of the three, the Rongali Bihu, commemorates the spring celebration.

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja is an ancient Hindu festival devoted to Lord Surya and ChhathiMaiya (known as Surya's sister), and it is only held in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, and Nepal. It is the sole Vedic celebration devoted to the Sun God, who is said to be the source of all energies, as well as to ChhathiMaiya (another name for Goddess Usha from the Vedic period). Humans worship the deity of light, energy, and life force in order to enhance their well-being, progress, and wealth. People hope to honour the Sun God for four days by participating in this event. Vrati refers to the fasting devotees who participate in this event.

Dhanteras (Dhantrayodashi)

The first day of the Diwali celebration in India is known as Dhanteras (Hindi: ), also known as Dhanatrayodashi (Sanskrit: ). On the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindi calendar month of Ashvin, it is commemorated. Dhanvantari, who is also worshipped on Dhanteras, is an Ayurvedic God who taught the teachings of Ayurveda for the welfare of mankind and to aid in the eradication of illness suffering. The Indian Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy has declared Dhanteras as the "National Ayurveda Day," which will be commemorated for the first time on October 28, 2016. Traditionally, Gujarati households will ring in the new year with a feast of daal baath and malpura.

Diwali (Deepavali)

Diwali, also known as Dipawali, is India's largest and most important celebration. The festival's name is derived from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to represent the inner light that guards against spiritual darkness. For Hindus, this festival is just as important as the Christmas holiday is for Christians. Diwali has evolved into a national celebration that is widely appreciated by non-Hindu cultures over the years. In Jainism, Diwali commemorates Lord Mahavira's nirvana (spiritual enlightenment) on October 15, 527 B.C., whereas in Sikhism, it commemorates the release of Guru Hargobind Ji, the Sixth Sikh Guru. Diwali is also observed by Buddhists in India.

Durga Puja (Dussehra, Vijaya Dashami, Navratri)

Durga Puja is a Hindu religious celebration that lasts ten days in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvina (September–October), and is especially celebrated in Bengal, Assam, and other eastern Indian states. Durga Puja commemorates the goddess Durga's victory over the demon ruler Mahishasura. On the same day as Navratri, a nine-night celebration honouring the divine feminine, it begins. Durga Puja, or the annual Hindu goddess Durga feast, is one of India's most important holidays. It is a multi-day festival that can last anywhere from 6 to 10 days depending on where you are in the country. The event is known as Navratri in much of Northern India (nine nights). Regardless of these differences, the last four days of Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami, and Vijay Dashami are very significant and are celebrated with great pomp and grandeur across the country.


The yearly festival of Onam (Malayalam: a; Romanized: a) is held in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival celebrated by Malayalis that happens on the 22nd nakshatra Thiruvonam in the month Chingam of the Malayalam calendar, which coincides with August–September in the Gregorian calendar. Legend has it that the event is held to honour King Mahabali, whose soul is supposed to visit Kerala during the Onam festival.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu 10-day celebration commemorating the birth of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wealth and wisdom. It begins on the fourth day (chaturthi) of Bhadrapada (August–September), the Hindu calendar's sixth month. Shri Bal Gangadhar Tilak, also known as Lokmanya Tilak, installed Ganesh clay idols individually in houses and publicly on ornate pandals in Pune in 1893 to commemorate the festival (temporary stages).


GudiPadwa, also known as SamvatsarPadvo, is a Hindu festival observed by Maharashtrians and Konkanis on the first day of the Chaitra month. This year's famous event will take place tomorrow, despite the growing number of Covid-19 cases and the looming lockdown in Maharashtra.

HartalikaTeej (HariyaliTeej)

Teej is one of India's numerous female-centered celebrations. TeejVrat is predominantly observed by women from the country's northern regions. Teej is celebrated on the third day of the Lunar fortnight and is divided into three types: HaryaliTeej, KajariTeej, and HartalikaTeej. Continue reading to learn more about each of these fortunate days, which are nearly a fortnight apart. HaryaliTeej (literally, Green Teej) is observed on the third day after the full moon in the Shraavana/Sawan month (of the Hindu calendar). Shraavana Teej is also known as HariyaliTeej since it occurs during the monsoon or rainy season, when the surroundings turn green. A fast is observed. The HariyaliTeej festival commemorates Shiva and Parvati's reunion, as well as the day Shiva accepted Parvati as his bride. Parvati fasted and lived a life of austerity for many years before being accepted as Shiva's wife in her 108th incarnation. Teejmata is another name for Parvati (lit. Teej mother). KajariTeej is observed on the third day of the dark fortnight of Bhadrapada in the North Indian lunar month of Bhadrapud. BoorhiTeej is another name for KajariTeej. KajariTeej is known in Rajasthan as Badi Teej (lit. Bigger Teejas) since it comes after HaryaliTeej, which is known as ChhotiTeej (lit. Smaller Teej). On KajariTeej, women in Uttar Pradesh worship to Shiva. It is also traditional to sing kajris, or folk melodies. The lyrics generally centre on separation, expressing a woman's longing for her lover in her parents' house, where she has been sent to celebrate Teej,[additional citation(s) needed], or waiting to be retrieved by brothers to celebrate Teej. The kajri is a traditional folk song that is created and sung in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and portions of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Hartalika is a combination of the Hindi terms harit and aalika, which respectively imply "abduction" and "female companion." Parvati, according to HartalikaTeej's mythology, incarnated asShailputri. Parvati fashioned a shiva out of her hair on the third day of the bright half of Bhadrapud, and worshipped. Shiva was so smitten that he offered Parvati his pledge to marry. Parvati was eventually joined to Shiva and married her father's blessing with him. Since thenHartalikaTeej has been called "Parvati's buddy" (aalika) had to take her (harit) to get the goddess to marry Shiva.


The annual Hindu festival of Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, commemorates the birth of Krishna, Vishnu's eighth incarnation. It falls on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Shraavana or Bhadrapad (depending on whether the calendar picks the new moon or full moon day as the last day of the month), which corresponds to August or September in the Gregorian calendar.


Holi is regarded one of India's most cherished and famous holidays and is observed virtually everywhere. Sometimes it is also dubbed the "festival of love" when people get on this day to erase all resentment and all kind of evil feelings. A day and an evening, starting on the evened of Purnima and the Full Moon Day in Falgun month, will be the big event for Indians. The first evening of the holiday is celebrated under the name of Holika Dahan or Choti Holi. It is recognised with several names in various areas of the nation. The vitality of colours provides much positive in our life, and Holi being the colour festival is indeed a joyful day. Holi is a renowned Hindu holiday celebrated with extreme excitement and passion in every area of India. The ceremony begins one day before to Holiday with the illumination of the bonfeu and represents the triumph of good over evil. On Holiday, guests play with friends and family with colours, and in the evening with Abeer, they express love and respect for their close friends.

Kartik Purnima (Tripuri Purnima, Tripurari Purnima, Dev-Diwali or Dev-Deepawali)

For Hindus, Kartik Purnima is an auspicious day. Kartik Purnima, also known as Tripuri Purnima or Tripurari Purnima, occurs on the 15th lunar day (end of the month) of Kartik.

Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth is a Hindu women's festival in India that takes place on the fourth day after Purnima (the full moon) in the month of Kartika. Karwa Chauth, like many Hindu festivals, is based on the lunisolar calendar, which takes into consideration all astronomical positions, particularly moon positions, which are utilised to determine significant dates. The event takes place in the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Kartik, on the fourth day following the full moon. Married women, particularly in North India, fast from dawn until moonrise on Karwa Chauth to ensure their husbands' safety and longevity. The Karwa Chauth fast is historically observed in Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. It is celebrated as AtlaTadde in Andhra Pradesh.