India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.” – Mark Twain
India is a greatly spiritual country. Celebrations of different festivals are at the heart of people’s living in India. The different festivals that are held throughout the year offer a unique way of seeing Indian culture at its best. Unitedworld School of Business also celebrates the various festivals throughout the year because in this institute students are from different states holding different culture and different languages. Here I am discussing the various festivals that are celebrated by the Unitedworld School of Business.
Navaratri, Dussehra, and Durga Puja:
Gujarat’s main festival is Navratri, which is of nine days and is filled with dance in honor of the Goddess Durga. The tenth day, after Navaratri is called Dussehra. It is devoted in celebrating the defeat of the devil king Ravana by Lord Rama. During these days coincides with the victory of the revered warrior Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. In the eastern part of India, the festival is observed as Durga Puja. The festival is an awfully social and theatrical event, with dance, drama, and cultural performances held all over the country. This year a maximum student belongs to Bengali culture and we celebrate this festival like our native place with lots of programs.
Diwali is a great festival that represents the start of the Hindu New Year. Diwali is known as the “Festival of Lights” for all the fireworks, candles and small clay lamps that are light during the celebrations. These spiritual lights are said to represent the victory of good over evil and brightness over darkness. We celebrate Diwali festival with candle lights which makes Diwali a very atmospheric and warm festival and it’s observed with much pleasure and happiness.
The fabulous eleven day Ganesh Chaturthi festival honors the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. The beginning of the festival sees huge and highly crafted statutes of Ganesha installed in podiums and homes which have been especially constructed and nicely decorated. During the festival and the end of the festivals the statues are paraded through the streets, accompanied by peoples dancing, singing and then flooded in the river.
Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil, as well as the spring harvest season. Holi festivals of joy commonly referred to as the “Festival of Colors”. People energetically throw colored powder and water all over each other, have parties, dance under water sprinklers. Holi is a festival that is having great fun to participate in if you don’t mind getting wet and dirty.
Unitedworld School of Business is celebrating all of these festivals and we participated in each program and have great fun. We hope that this year also we will celebrate each of every festival very joyfully.
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