Websites About the Festivals of Hinduism

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Links To Hinduism Festivals

Bhai Dooj - Information about the festival celebrations, its significance, and customs.

Durga Puja - The traditions and celebrations of the festival.

Durga Puja - The myths,legends, history, and rituals associated with the festival.

Canva - Use this tool to design a beautiful and customized Dussehra Card for your friends and relatives

Durga Puja: Stuttgart - The celebrations of the puja at Stuttgart.

Ganesh festival: Mumbai, India - History of the festival in India started by Lokmanya Tilak. Includes archives from Kesari newspaper and a photo gallery.

Hindu Festivals - Brief history, significance, and traditions of the various festivals.

Hindu New Year - About how the Hindu new year is celebrated in different parts of India and outside.

India Travelogue: Festivals of India - A brief introduction to the festivals.

Karwa Chauth - The origin, legends, and traditions of the festival.

Kumbha Mela Project 2001 - Multimedia experience of the Kumbha Mela to be held in Allahabad, India 2001.

Kumbha Mela Ujjain 2004 - Information on the camp to be hosted by Swami Nardanand of Siddha Ashram at Kumbha Mela at Ujjain in 2004.

Lamps during Diwali - The reason behind the celebrations are outlined and then related to Kal Yug.

Raksha Bandhan - Information about Raksha bandhan including the legend and importance of the festival.

Raksha Bandhan - The origin, legends, and traditions of the festival. Diwali

Diwali The Festival of Lights - History, Tradition and Celebration

Bawarchi: Indian Festivals: Diwali - Describes each of the five days of Diwali.

Can a Christian Celebrate Diwali? - Case study on whether a Hindu convert to Christianity can continue celebrating Diwali by reinterpreting it.

Diwali, Divali, Dewali - Short article explains the festival's origins and tells what is celebrated on each of its five days.

Diwali in West Bengal - Features the celebration of the five day festival in Calcutta.

Diwali Photos and Celebrations 2001 - Describes with text and photos an observance in a Tamil Brahmin household.

Diwali Rangoli - Learn about Rangoli, the art of painting designs in front of homes during the festival.

Festivals of Bharat - Deepavali - Explains what the festival signifies and what each day means. From

365greetings: Diwali - Free ecards celebrating the holiday.

Happy Deepavali - Includes recipes, greetings, and a description of the holiday.

Happy Diwali - Provides the history, origin, celebration, and tradition of this holiday.

Hindu New Year - Learn about the origin of the festival diwali, which marks the beginning of Hindu new year.

IndiaExpress - Deepavali / Diwali - Includes history, significance, traditions, recipes, photographs, and online greetings.

Indian Festivals: Diwali - Very brief description of the festival.

More About Diwali - Interesting and practical information about the festival of lights in India.

Ruchi's Kitchen: Diwali Festival - Includes legends related to the holiday, descriptions of the five days, preparation tips, and recipes.

The Story of Diwali - Explains what the festival symbolizes, and how it is observed.

TeacherLink Lesson Plan - Diwali: Hindu New Year - Mini-unit designed for use in the fourth through sixth grade classroom. Provided by Utah State University.

Utsav - Diwali - Brief explanation of the holiday and its importance.

The Festival of Light: Diwali [ Kids ] - A class shares what it has learned about this Hindu festival. Includes a slide show, quiz, the Ramayana story, and pictures of Jaipur at night.

Happy Diwali [ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Provides the history, origin, celebration, and tradition of this holiday.

Indian Diwali [ Kids/Teens ] - How the festival is celebrated in different parts of the country.

Legend of Diwali Festival [ Kids/Teens ] - A collection of legends behind the festival.

Lord Mahavira - Diwali [ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Learn about how diwali is celebrated by the jains as Lord Mahavira's Nirvana.

Rangoli in Diwali [ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Information about Rangoli, a colourful design which is made near the entrance to a house to welcome guests during the festival.

Significance of Diwali [ Teens ] - Covers the origin and significance of the five day festival. Holi

Colors of India - An interactive site virtually celebrating the Indian Festival of Colors (Holi). Includes information on other representations of color in India.

Festivals of Bharat - Holi - Summarizes several legends associated with the holiday.

Holi - Describes a few of the ways the people of India celebrate.

Holi - Offers information on the history of the festival and its celebrations.

Holi - The Festival of Colours - Provides a short overview of the holiday, including its origins, cultural significance, and modern celebrations. Includes photographs and online greetings. From IndiaExpress.

Kamat's Potpourri - Holi - Pictures show the people of India celebrating. Pongal

Bawarchi: Pongal - Provides an overview of the festival and includes a recipe for a traditional dish.

Happy Pongal - A brief look at each of the festival's four days.

The Hindu Universe: Pongal - A short look at the festival from a religious perspective.

Kamat's Potpourri - Sankranti or Pongal - A short description and related photos.

Pongal - Information on the "Tamil Thanksgiving" days, and what happens each day of the event.

Pongal - Describes the four day festival of a southern state, Tamil Nadu, called Pongal. Pictures included.

Pongal - The Harvest Festival of Tamil Nadu - Provides basic information about the festival, the rituals associated with it, and the legends behind it.

Pongal at - Offers a brief description on the holiday.  

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