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.
Rangoli decorations, made using coloured powder, are popular during Diwali
Diwali lanterns suppose to be flew on the night of Diwali.
Diwali being the festival of lights, across India people celebrate it via symbolic diyas or kandil (colourful paper lanterns) as an integral part of Diwali decorations.
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.
It is a dance in which people paint and dress themselves as tigers.
It is a meal to be served in a leaf with at least 8 types of curry.
A dance form done during Onam.