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  • This book is a very interesting book and is good to read
  • I recommend this book for all those who are interested to know about the festivals of India

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      ‘Major Hindu Festivals’ is a book written by Subhash Anand. The author has written about the major festivals of Hindus, who consist of 80% of the population of India. The author writes about the ancient origins of the major feasts of the hindus. The author says that these feasts respond to some deep human needs. These feasts are celebrated enthusiastically even today.

      The author has written about five major hindu festivals. He has written the meaning behind each of the festivals. First, he speaks about ‘mahasivarathri’ which is ‘the light bearing dark night’. Shiva is one of the hindu gods.


      This festival is dedicated to Shiva. This festival falls on the fourteenth night of the dark half of the month of February. The second festival is ‘Holi’. This festival signifies the triumph of good over evil.

      This festival is the most popular in India and is celebrated by almost every hindu. This festival is not dedicated to any particular god. ‘Holi’ is the celebration of the good forces of nature. Holi is a spring festival and many are of the opinion that it is the festival of love.

      The third festival is ‘Ganesha Chaturthi’ which is believed to be the ...


      • birthday of the Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is believed to be the protector during times of crisis. He is also a wise god. Ganesha is a half-human god.

        He has a human body whereas his face is of an elephant. This festival is celebrated in August. The third festival is ‘Durga Puja’. This festival falls on October and is the festival of the goddess Durga.

        This goddess is believed to be the destroyer of evil forces. She is believed to be the protector of the good and righteous. The fifth festival is ‘Divali’. This is a five-day festival.

        This is

        the most joyful of festivals in India. This festival is not dedicated to any particular god or goddess. This book is a very interesting book and is good to read. It is written in an excellent style.

        Each and every page is interesting. The author has described in detail the five festivals and has also written the history behind each of these festivals. The author says that these festivals are responsible for the unity of the people. I liked the book very much.

        I recommend this book for all those who are interested to know about the festivals of India. I rate this book 9 points.




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