Festivals Enrich Society : India is
a land of a thousand holy festivals and rituals. Its colorful panorama reflect
the religion, culture and custom of one of the most ancient and richest of civilizations.
Hinduism worships and celebrates the birth and victories of its deities and holy
men through festivals and rituals.
Through colors, sounds and profound sentiments
it elevates and motivates the inner core of individuals. Its festive ambience
invigorates and enthuses the individual from the monotony of daily life.
This special section provides a window to the history, significance and experience
of a selected number of annual festivals, rituals and customs in Indian culture.
Like the golden sun, festivals refresh and recharge humanity in more than one
: Festivals are a poetry of arts and crafts, and encourage the latent talents
: Festivals lend joy and zest to the monotony of life, providing
entertainment and enrichment through discourses and seminars,
music and melodies, dances and rhythms of a meaningful life.
: festivals bring man closer to man in peaceful understanding. Social harmony
is nourished as people of different nationalities, races, religions and backgrounds
come together to share their joys and delights.
: Festivals promote higher and better life. Guiding masses away from drugs and
addictions, hatred and violence, they nourish the values of service, sacrifice,
discipline, unity and cooperation - restoring man's moral dignity.
Culturally : Festivals
retrace old traditions and strengthen our cultural roots by providing deeper insights.
: Festivals inspire and consolidate faith in God. An atmosphere of purity and
prayers elevate the soul and helps generate a feeling of universal brotherhood,
inter-religious harmony and personal piety.