Different Regions of India

songs,dances,festivals and foods associated with India

Diwali - "The Festival Of Light"

For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC. Arya Samajist, celebrate this day as Death Anniversary of Swami Dayananda Saraswati. According to farmers it is the sign of good harvest.


Onam - "The Festival of Kerala"

Onam is a Hindu festival celebrated by the people of Kerala,India (South India). It marks the homecoming of mythical King Mahabali who Malayalies consider as their King. Onam is a reminiscent of Kerala's agrarian past, as its considered to be harvest festival, making it similar to the (North Indian) festival Diwali . Also, it is one of the very few festivals that is celebrated with most number of cultural elements such as Vallam Kali, Pulikkali, Pookkalam, Onappottan, Thumbi Thullal, Onavillu, Athachamayam etc.