Indian Festivals

Makara Sankranti: Indian Thanksgiving

Makara Sankranti is an auspicious day for Hindus. It is celebrated on January 14 or 15. This year it is celebrated on the 15th. Makara Sankranti is the day [...]

Ayyappan Puja

Ayyappan Vilakku is a Hindu Puja performed during the Malayalam months of Vrischikam and Dhanu. The entire month of Vrischikam which usually starts [...]

Hampi festival 2016

Hampi Utsav or Festival of Hampi is an annual event organized by the Government of Karnataka. It is a cultural extravaganza lasting three days. Hampi Utsav [...]

Festa de Diu (Festival of Diu)

Diu is a small Indian town. It is in the union territory of Daman and Diu. Diu was a Portuguese colony until India government annexed it in 1961. Portuguese [...]

Rann Utsav 2015 – 2016

Kutch is the cradle of creativity. It is the largest district in the state of Gujarat. Actually, no other district in any other Indian state is larger than [...]

Mumbai festivals: Ganesh Chathurthi

This is Mumbai’s biggest festival. Ganesh Chaturthi (also called Vinayaka Chaturthi) falls in August or September. It is celebrated in honor of Ganesh, the [...]

Mumbai festivals: Dahi Handi

This festival celebrates the birthday of India’s favorite butter thief – Krishna. Dahi Handi (dahi means curd and handy means clay pot) is celebrated in [...]