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Posted Date: 23 Feb 2009      Posted By:: MANISH     Member Level: Silver    Member Rank: 0     Points: 1   Responses: 11



Being citizen of a country where there are so many festivals what do u think about festivals, are they really neccessary or are just needed for holidays only.
What is importance of festivals in our life.




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#60969    Author: Rajagopal T D      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 0     Date: 24/Feb/2009   Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5     Points: 6

Lot of necessity.

Usually you can find the festivals, particularly Hindu festivals, are either to mark a change of season or to enjoy the vacation, such as the festivals celebrated during summer are meant for farmers who after their harvest.

The festival are really for just holidays. Every festival has its own meaning and related beautifully to life.

Some of the benefits of festivals;
* Stress relieving from a hectic work season.
* Gathering of family members & friends.
* Cultural exchange.
* In fact, carrying the message of the past generations to the present and future.
* Moreover, other than festival seasons, you cannot enjoy few of the food items.
* Happiness for the poor people too. In general, there will be always poverty in their life, except in these festival days, whereon one can see smile on their faces.

With Best Wishes
Rajagopal T.D


 
#61113    Author: Mahalakshmi T      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 846     Date: 24/Feb/2009   Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5     Points: 6

Festivals are days to rejoice which are colourful and filled with lots of excitement.Especially hindus are the blessed ones because they celebrate many festivals.More than adults children welcome and enjoy on festival days.There is an excitement allover in wearing new dresses and preparing a variety of dishes.It is thrilling when there is sharing of love and happiness among our dear ones. Our routine on festival days change refreshing us. On these days offerings to the God can be made by helping the needy.The importance of a festival lies in celebrating it in a meaningful and purposeful way spreading joy to one and all.

Maha


 
#62101    Author: kumaraguru      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 1549     Date: 27/Feb/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

Hi,
Festivals, one of the developed essential cultural activities of mankind for relaxation and enjoyment of life.

Let us see some thing in festival as:

F --Functions of some special activities.
E --Eating some special food.
S --Searching brides and bridegrooms
T --Time to gather in a single location.
I --Interesting
V --Valantine
A --Admirable adorned look with dressess
L --Love of affection
S --Seeing colourful scenes and enjoying happiness in life.

Most of the festivals are based on legendic stories related to some gods and goddesses. So special offerings are prepared and submitted to gods, by the way, it is an immense happiness to the people , that they have achieved some thing from god.

So festivals are for happiness.

Kumaraguru
ISCian





 
#62106    Author: Vijay kumar gupta.C      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 1440     Date: 27/Feb/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

Hello!
Festivals celebration is the the culture we got from our past generations.According to the history these festivals are celebrated when they achieve something (symbol of victory),or on the occasions where they are benefited (crop gain,happy with some gatherings etc).

These festival celebrattions have got following advantages:

1. Increase the relations among the people
2. Create an opportunity to the people of community to share their feeling and exchange their ideas and thoughts.Additional help to discuss their problems also.
3.If we consider the families , they gather together and have some fun with all the relatives which is a great mental relaxation and enrich family relations.
4.Will help to be happy at least on those festival days (One forgets individual problems )
5.Build social relations and social communication which leads to unity among the people.
6.It also help us in preserving our culture and heritage .
7.The present generation know about our customs and practices during these celebrations.

Today,every one is busy and unable to celebrate festivals which is not good with respect to human relation building.
Due to work and busy schedules people are not in a position to celebrate .
These festivals definitely help in building relations among the people.

CVK GUPTA


 
#62854    Author: msureshmca06      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 02/Mar/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

Hai friend
Festivals in india are so important.In hindu relgion we are having lot of gods and godess.More that that in our country the people from various religions are also living.So, each of them will celebrate there own festival for their sprituality.

Every year a lot of festivals in celebrated in India. These festivals are celebrated with a lot of enthusiasim and are looked forward for with a lot of egarness. Although these festivals also share different kind of rituals. These rituals are very imporatnt in terms of the importance that is given to these festivals and the proper process that is followed for these festivals.

Rituals that are performed with utmost care to provide a very astheric and spiritual experience for the festival. These rituals for Indina festivals have been followed for past several centuries with the same respect that was used several hundred years ago.

Every Indian festival have different rituals and prayers that are followed. Every day of weekday have a differnt stories (see hindu fasts) and different reason behind having these seven days.

Apart from just Hindu festivals there are also several muslim festivals that follow rituals of their own and is known as Azzan and is performed when a child is born or after the new born baby is given its first bath. This ritual is followed and prayers are offered to god. This process is followed so that the first name that the child hears is that of the god.

Hence festivals are more important for countries like india.
regards
suresh


 
#63047    Author: MANISH      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 03/Mar/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

hi frns
i have gone through responses posted by u and really u r having great opinions.
But dont u think that like everything is twosided in the same manner festivals may have certain demerits like they create unneccessary holidays and something else like this.


 
#63083    Author: Dahina Sultana      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 03/Mar/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

HI,

Festivals in India are characterized by color, gaiety, enthusiasm, prayers and rituals. Foreign travelers are struck by the scale and multiplicity of Indian festivals that have evolved in the society.

Festivals in India :

The word festival means feast day, festive celebration. As kids, when there used to be festivals the only thing that came to our minds was holidays and sweets that in turn meant lots of fun. India being a society of may religions there are a lot many festivals. For the Hindus there is diwali, for the Muslims there is id, for the Christians its Christmas and for the Parsis it’s the New Year and apart from all these days there are two other days that are celebrated by all Indians irrespective of cast, creed or sex. Yes, its 26th January and 15th August. i.e. republic day and the Independence Day

Dusshera in India is another festival celebrated by the Hindus. It marks the victory of good over evil. On that day lord ram killed the evil Ravana. On dusshera an effigy of Ravana is burnt at many places.

Ramzan Id is the most important festival in the Muslim calendar. A month long fasting and prayers is followed by Ramzan Id. It’s said that during this month all the prayers and wishes of an individual comes true.

Christmas in India - Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December every year and is an inseparable part of Christians all over the country and the world. Santa Claus, gifts, cakes, cookies, and the beautifully decorated Christmas tree with a midnight mass depicts he beginning of Christmas.

Easter is another important festival for Christians. It’s usually falls in the month of March or April. 40 days fast is followed by Good Friday and Easter. On this day Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. Easter eggs and Easter bunnies are a major attraction during Easter.

Parsi New Year is one of the most important days in the Parsi community. It marks the beginning of a New Year filled with joy and prosperity.

15th august is celebrated by all Indians because on this day in the year 1947 India received independence from the British rule in India.

Holi is another festival that is celebrated by all communities. It’s a festival of colours. It marks the beginning of summer season and so water balloons are burst to beat the heat.

Diwali, the popular festival of Indians, celebrates the return of Lord Rama and Sita from exile. Diwali is also called as the festival of lights. It usually falls between 15th October and 15th November. It is celebrated because on that day hundreds of years ago lord ram returned home to Ayodhya after 14 years of being into exile.

Some other festivals that are celebrated happily all over the country are Onam, Baisakhi, Pongal, Mahavir Jayanti, Buddha Jayanti, Guru Purnima, Raksha Bandhan, Krishna Janmashtami, Gandhi Jayanti, Kumbh Mela, Children’s day, Ganesh Chaturthi and many many more festivals.

Festivals bring joy and happiness in our lives. If we celebrate all festivals alike we can spread the message of joy, happiness, brotherhood and humanity among one another and live as one family and community.

Regards,
Sultana


 
#64942    Author: ARVINDH      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 0     Date: 09/Mar/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 5

The festivals are very important to human being irrespective of their geographical arena.

* It relieves mental stress
* Make people to assemble in a place, renew their relation and friendships.
* Also it conveys many message according to the location and habitat of the people.
* If we notice the festival celeberating day we can come out of many messages from it.
* For example we celeberate Goddess Mariyamman festival during summer season with lot of liquid based foods. These items enables a human being to withstand the hot temperature by creating chillness in our body. The cool drinks will generate only the temperature whereas these things generate cooling within our body.
* During the month of october/november most of the hindus will not consume non-veg, because in these months the weather wil be chill and if we consume non-veg it will take more time to digest, so only our ancestors created different festival for different climates.

All these festivals are based upon the careness of our body only.


 
#64977    Author: Rohit Mian      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 174     Date: 09/Mar/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

I think festivals are the best means that keeps all the citizens in touch with their culture and religion. Though people might forget the Indian history but these festivals do give them some idea about th Indian culture.
Festivals like Diwali, Holi, reminds us of several deities and Diwali do make us aware of the great epic Ramayana written by Valmiki. I feel that people should learn about the culture from these festivals instead of taking them just for holiday purpose.

Festivals also teach us a moral lessons on various issue. Holi is a symbol of unity and loving everybody without any griefs. Diwali is a symbol of victory of truth over sin.

"By silence I conceal my imperfections and come to know others."

Regards,
Rohit Mian.


 
#66178    Author: ARVINDH      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 0     Date: 13/Mar/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

The fesitivals of our nation make us to remember the past events. All this festivals are based upon the geographical location of our country and also on the human habitat system.

It mainly focus on the environment of our body and earth.


 
#66250    Author: Anuroop Khare      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 2921     Date: 13/Mar/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

Festivals of India

Indian Festivals celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the colours of Indian Heritage. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings, saints, and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the New Year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.

Many festivals celebrate the various harvests; commemorate great historical figures and events, while many express devotion to the deities of different religions.

Every celebration centres around the rituals of prayer, seeking blessings, exchanging goodwill, decorating houses, wearing new cloths, music, dance and feasting.

In India every region and every religion has something to celebrate. The festivals reflect the vigour and life-style of its people. Vibrant colours, music and festivity make the country come alive throughout the year.

The emphasis laid on the different festivals differs in different parts of the country. For instance, Navaratri is celebrated with maximum fervour in West Bengal as compared to that in other parts of the country. Holi is celebrated with gusto in the north, and although it is also observed in the western and eastern parts of India, in the south it is almost unknown. There are also a few regional festivals like Pongal in Tamil Nadu; Onam in Kerala and the various other temple festivals devoted to the specific patron Gods and Goddesses of the temples, which are celebrated exclusively in those areas, which may be limited to one or a few villages. This galaxy of festivals that exist do contribute in inter-spicing Indian life with gaiety and colour as also in giving the country the distinction of having the maximum number of holidays.

The portal for Festivals of India, www.festivalsofindia.in, is the stage drafted to endow the browser with rituals, traditions, legends held behind different festivals, vis-à-vis providing an interactive media to seek the suggestions, guidance and knowledge of our viewers. The portal has a month-wise listing of different festivals celebrated throughout India with great enthusiasm, from January to December schedule of all the festivals.

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