In every person’s life, there comes a time when you simply can’t stand the walls around you anymore. Life seems bleak and nothing looks like its worth the effort you have been putting in every day of the week. At times like these, there is nothing better than a small trip to lift your spirits.
The festivities of India
While deciding upon a vacation spot, you simply cannot go wrong with India. It is a country where many cultures live in harmony. It has to be the most diverse nation in the world. A trip to India is a sure way to take your mind off the hassle of everyday life. The festivities of India won’t let you get bored even for a second.
Unlike most other countries, India has something or the other to celebrate throughout the year. No matter which month you decide to venture here, you will definitely get to witness the merrymaking that follows a festival. India lives and breathes through its festivals and is sure to take all the tourists into its colorful folds. Be it life, death, passage or even a change of season, Indians don’t hesitating in celebrating even the smallest of occasions. You will have a gala time in any one of such festive celebrations.
Makar Sankranti marks the entry of summers in India. The occasion is marked with the sun smiling brightly upon everyone and people smiling right back at it. Winters are nowhere in sight and people pay their gratitude to Mother Nature, and everything it provides to the human populace. It is celebrated with lots of light and colors.
Lord Indra is gratefully thanked and celebrated throughout the country. People of northern India take part in a very strict and particular bathing ritual. All the tasks are to be done with full dedication. There is no scope for slacking. Free food is distributed among the underprivileged of the country so that even they are not excluded from the warmth of festivities. Kites are flown in the cities of Gujarat. The lovely colors and high flights of Gujarat represent the positive vibe spreading across the country.
If you are a night owl and would prefer to make a night out of the Indian festivals, here’s one for you. Maha Shivratri or the night of the dangerous lord shiva is celebrated after the sun has set. Lord Shiva, who was known for the dance of tandav, is celebrated with lots of pomp and shows.
On the big night, people chant the name of shiva with the utmost respect, focus and let’s admit it, a little fear. This way, people feel themselves getting rid of all the impurities, sins and the negative feelings they might be harboring. The more modern and youthful populace celebrates this night with a drink or two and some much-needed dancing antics.
No other country in the world has so many festivities to offer. Regardless of during which season you visit India, you are sure to be a witness to the colors, light, energy, and vibrancy of Indian festivals.