There’s a never ending supply of festivals and celebrations in Delhi, so stripping this list down to just a dozen wasn’t easy. Here goes, these are the best of the best.
IIs it a bird? Is it a plane? Wait a minute. It’s Tuesday, April 11th, that means it’s Hanuman’s birthday! Revered by hundreds of millions, temples, shrines and massive statutes of Hanuman are dotted all around Delhi. Unsure about who he is? Check out his CV.
Wondering what Maha Shivratri on Friday 24th February is all about and who Lord Shiva is? Here’s a 101 introduction to Lord Shiva, the Lord of Dance, the husband of Parvati, the father of Ganesha and the God that saved the world but turned blue in the process.
There’s at least one festival or celebration happening every day in February, but we’ve focused in on the big ones and unbundled what happens to give you an idea of what’s going on, where and why. Want to know more? Read on.
India is the birthplace of four of the world’s religions and home to many others. This page looks at India’s biggest religions and gives links to the main places of worship for each faith in the capital, New Delhi
One of, if not, the oldest religion in the world, Hinduism has no single founder, no single book or scripture and has no binding set of teachings. With so many different practices it’s difficult to pull together an catch all definition of what Hinduism actually is.
If you thought the biggest celebration in the Hindu calendar was Diwali you were right, but for Biharis Chaath Puja comes a very close second. Preparation starts today with the celebrations coming to a climax on the 5th and 6th November