Festivals

Best Sites for Festivals
Festivals of IndiaIndian Mirror
Surf IndiaISamaj
Target StudyTarget Study
Its Life Infibeam
New Kerala Gifts on India 24x7
webindia123kamat
hindunet bawarchi
indiatravelogueindiasite
indianchild tajonline
India is home to a number of religions. Each religion is characterized by festivals marking significant religious events and dates in a calendar year. The festivals in India are celebrated in a grand way with congregations, rituals, food, and gaiety.

India has an age-old tradition of festivals. The tradition of celebrating festivals goes back to the Vedic age. Festivals are intricately woven into the lives of the Indian people. Festivals are celebrated in India throughout the year with religious zeal and fervor. The festivals play a significant role in adding color and gaiety to the lives of the Indian people. Some festivals are celebrated specially to welcome the full moon, rains, new harvest while others are celebrated for purely religious purposes. Soak in the festive spirit of India and learn about the different festivals of India by visiting the following 10 sites:

Festivals of India  (www.festivalsofindia.in/)

Festival of India is one of the best festival sites in the country. It lists the festivals alphabetically, religion wise, state wise and month wise. Each festival is explained in detail and includes videos to give you an idea on how they are traditionally celebrated.

Indian Mirror  (www.indianmirror.com/)

Indian Mirror has one of the best accounts of festivals of India. It has tables of national, religious and other festivals. Each festival page has information about their history & origin, legends, customs and traditions, their celebrations in India and other parts of the world, and gift ideas to friends and family on the occasion of the festival. It also has recipes and other important information for celebrating the festivals.

Surf India  (www.surfindia.com/festivals/)

Surf India is one of the top festival sites in India. There is a festival guide here that lists them according to their religious category. Each festival page has exhaustive details about their dates, history, significance, and ways of celebrations. You can also find festival recipes on the site that are categorized according to the festival.

ISamaj  (www.isamaj.com/bhakti/festivals/index.html)

This is a good site giving information about the major festivals of India. It has information about some national and religious festivals. The festivals that are celebrated on a larger scale as compare to others like Diwali, Dussehra, and Holi have further details on separate pages. You can read about their legends, history, significance, and recipes specially made on the day.

Target Study  (targetstudy.com/festivals/)

This is a famous education and examination preparation site that provides knowledge about various Indian and international festivals. It also explains the advantages, disadvantages and relevance of festivals in the modern times. Each festival page has information about its history, events that occur during celebrations, and their global alternative names.

T2 India  (www.t2india.com/festivals.aspx)

T2 India is one of the best sites giving information of Indian festivals. It has a Festival calendar that lists them and gives their dates of the past and current years. There are tabs where details of festivals are clubbed together for every few months. You can also get an idea on how the festivals are celebrated in different regions of India, like in West India, East India etc.

Its Life  (www.itslife.in/festivals)

This is another top website giving information about festivals of India. These are listed according to the Hindu month. For instance, Teej festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Bhadrapad which falls between August and September. You can browse through information and images of the festivals in their respective pages.

Infibeam  (www.infibeam.com/static/festivals-of-india/index.html)

Infibeam is a popular e-commerce site in India. This section of the website has information about several important festivals of India including Navratri, Dhanteras, Easter, Holi and Christmas. It also has gift ideas for your loved ones for specific festivals and allows you to buy and send the gifts online.

New Kerala  (www.newkerala.com/festivals-of-india.php)

This is a great site with information on well known festivals of India including Janmashtami, Mahavir Jayanti, Sarawati Puja and Basant Panchami. Each festival has a page providing its details. The site also has recipes of food made on the festival days.

Gifts on India 24x7  (www.giftstoindia24x7.com/Chapter/Indian-Festivals/1.aspx)

This site has information about important festivals of India including Eid, Bihu, Pongal, Karwa Chauth and Lohri. You can browse through details about the festivals, especially the day each is celebrated. The site also has gift ideas for each festival.

Some Other Websites about Fesivals


webindia123 (www.webindia123.com)

This portal will introduce you to the different festivals of India. Acquire comprehensive information on the festivals celebrated in the different states of India. Here you will get a list of all the festivals of India month-wise. Get a complete overview of the religious festival, music festival, dance festival and the yoga festival of India. Take a look at the festival calendar posted here. Check-out the special festival recipes. Keep yourself posted with the latest festival news. Search for any topic you want by availing the search box.

kamat (www.kamat.com)

Discover the festivals of India by logging on to this site. Learn about the car festivals of India. Check-out the comprehensive list of Indian festivals. Glean detailed information on the festivals celebrated in India throughout the year. Take a look at the festival pictures presented here. Browse through the festival calendar. Look for any topic by accessing the search box presented on the left side of the portal. Here you will also find navigational links on related topics.

hindunet (www.hindunet.org)

Explore the festivals of India by clicking on this portal. Take a look into the Indian festival calendar. Check-out the article on the Maha Kumbha Mela of 2001. Familiarize yourself with the important festivals of the Indian calendar. Acquire detailed knowledge and information on the religious festivals of India. If you are pressed for time go for online shopping with the HinduNet. This portal also offers navigational links on similar topics.

bawarchi (www.bawarchi.com)

Acquaint yourself with festivals of the spiritual and mystical land, India. Festivals are intricately woven into the fabric of the Indian culture. Throughout the year festivals are celebrated in India with pomp and religious fervor. This portal will shed light on the festivals of India. Collect comprehensive knowledge and information on the Indian festivals by browsing through this site. Check-out the special festive recipes of India by going through Sundaravalli Veeraraghavan’s “Festive Recipes” presented here.

indiatravelogue (indiatravelogue.com)

Learn about the religious festivals of India by browsing through this site. This portal will offer you a complete overview of the Indian festivals. Here you will find numerous articles on the religious festivals of India written by eminent scholars and academicians of India. You will get an in-depth knowledge about the festivals of India by going through these articles. The portal also presents a search box which you will find extremely useful.

indiasite (www.indiasite.com)

Familiarize yourself with the festivals of India by logging on to this site. Expand your knowledge by learning about the important festivals of India. This site will offer you an in-depth account of the Indian festivals. Learn about the regional festivals of India. Despite being a secular country different religions are practiced in India. Check-out the different faiths and religions practiced by the people of India. You will find navigational links on the festival tour packages on the right hand side of the portal.

indianchild (www.indianchild.com)

Festivals are celebrated with religious zeal and fervor throughout the year in India. The people of India are devoutly religious. Festivals play a significant role in the lives of the Indian people. You will get an in-depth insight into the Indian festivals by logging on to this portal. The portal presents a vivid picture of the festivals of India. Enrich your knowledge by learning about the festivals of India. Browse through the navigational links on similar topics.

tajonline (festivals.tajonline.com)

From time immemorial festivals have been celebrated in India with religious zeal and fervor. Learn about the history of the Indian festivals and take a look at the major festivals of India. This portal offers a precise and comprehensive overview of the festivals of India. Check-out the Indian festival calendar for 2007.

Last Updated On:24-01-2013