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Our India is a vast country . People  of different casts and religions live here peacefully. They respect each other's religion.They have adopted each other's culture very beautifully.Our India is a very good example of unity in diversity. The giddah dance, the kathakali ,the bharatnatyam,the kathak,the manipuri dance are taught all over India.Our culture is enriched by a variety of festivals, dances ,languages, songs, and recipes.

In India festival of Hindus,Muslims,Sikhs, Christians,South Indians,Gujratis,Marathis, Bengalis, Buddhists, Jainis and many more religions are celebrated with equal passion.

There are occasions in the life of a community when its members give themselves up to jollity. There is joy and excitement. The dull routine of life is broken. People dress themselves up in their best.
Such occasions are called festivals. There is not a community which does not observe such occasions. They are an important link to connect the present with the past.

Our society celebrates many festivals. --

* Some are celebrated in the memory of our national heroes, to mark either their birth, or death. The Diwali and the Dussehra and the Janmashtami of the Hindus, Muharram of the Mohammedans, Christmas and Easter of the Christians are such festivals.

* Then there are religious festivals. These are celebrated by the people professing different faiths. Christmas and Easter of the Christians,  Raksha Bandhan and Ganga Snan of the Hindus, Id of the Muslims, Rath Yatra of the Jains and Guruparvs of the Sikhs are festivals of this kind.

* There are some seasonal festivals also. They mark the beginning or the end of season.
Holi, for example, marks the. end of the winter season. People sprinkle water on one another. They apply 'gulal' and other colours on the faces. They meet relatives and friends.
Baisakhi marks the end of the harvesting season. The farmers make merry.
Basant, again, marks the beginning of the spring season. Nature is at its best at this time. The season is very pleasant. It is neither very hot nor very cold.

Here I am presenting some important festivals of India, their dates and recipes.

* Basant Panchami Recipes
Boxing Day
* Buddhist Festivals and Holidays Calendar - 2015
* Budhwa Mangal 
Chhappan Bhog
* Christmas Day
* Diwali
* Durga Puja 
* Eid-ul-adha
* Eid-ul-fitr
* Ekadashi Vrat 
* Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi 2016
* Holi Festival 2016
* Karwa Chauth
Lohri and Maghi
* Maha Shivratri 
Makar Sankranti
* Navratri - 2016
* Parashuramji Jayanti 2016
Sawan Month
Trayodashi Dates ( Pradosh Vrat ) for 2016
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संतोषी माता जी(शुक्रवार) व्रत कथा

व्रत कथाएँ- श्री सत्यनारायण व्रत कथा
Shri Kanakdhara  Stotram 

and many more ...

I hope you will like my efforts. Your comments and suggestions are invited. 

Let's explore the spiritual and cultural world together....



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