India has been recognized for several things such as culture, structural design, history, attractive journey's end, and a variety of colourful festivals. In reality, numerous carnivals are celebrated all over India with lots of enthusiasm. While, it is also true that in the country a number of festival falls almost every month of the year, but the winter festivals in India are more pleasurable to be a part of.
Durga Puja is celebrated by the Bengali Hindu in the West Bengal and is known as Durgotsava.
Goddess Durga is a sign of Shakti power. It is one of the famous idols in the Hindu temple. In West Bengal, this carnival is celebrated with great passion and enthusiasm.
With the unique and beautiful themes, pandals in Kolkata become a place of attraction each year for the crowd from all through the country. The eagerness of Durga Puja is seen in all folks either kids or old people.
It usually falls in the month of October. Basically, this festival marks the battle between Goddess Durga and powerful demon Mahishasura, and her emerging victorious.
Durga Puja is the major festival of Hinduism, which is traditionally held for 10 days in the month of September or October. Durga Puja celebrates the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. It begins on the same day as Navratri. Mahalaya is an auspicious event which starts seven days before the Durga Puja. This is done by reciting of mantras.
Pongal is the famous festival of South India. Pongal is celebrated on an enormous scale all over the state of Tamil Nadu. Mainly, this festival has quite a lot of importance for the people of Tamil as they meet to offer thankfulness to the God of nature for providing them good crop for harvest. During this famous festival in Tamil Nadu, it is easy to assume dance and music, accompanied by a variety of food and dessert to enjoy. Pongal is certainly an occasion to see in India while talking about January festivals.
This crop festival is celebrated in Tamil Nadu for about four days. The harvest carnival, Pongal, falls usually on the 14th or the 15th of January and is the typical 'Tamil Festival'.
During winter season West India has a variety of exciting festivals in their calendar. One among them is the Kite Festival of Gujrat. In this festival, the participants are not only from different states of India but also from different countries of the world. It is celebrated for 2 -days, in the month of January, each year.
This Worldwide Kite Festival is celebrated on the occasion of Uttarayan, with the message of joy. This festival is being organized in the city of Ahmedabad. As far as the International Kite Festival history is concerned, it is being organized in Gujarat since 1989 in the Starting on January 7 and ending on January 14. The main attractions of this biggest International Kite Festival are flying kites which are made in different shapes, sizes and colours.