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
The biggest celebration of them all is coming up and Dilliwalahs are busy cleaning their houses. Wondering why everyone is buying brushes and scrubbing furiously? This idiots guide will give you some sort of answer in just 200 words.
The biggest celebration of them all is less than a fortnight away, but what is Diwali (or is it Deepavali) all about? This idiots guide will give you some of the answers.
Are you ready? You better be. Festival season is about to hit hard and fast. Here’s a run down of what’s on, when and where so you don’t miss out.
If you’re in the market for camel (or some cattle or horses for that matter) then get yourself to Pushkar in November. This small village in the Rajasthan desert comes to life during the annual Pushkar Camal Fair. Its offers everything you would expect from India and a whole lot more.
It’s the 11th day of Ganesha Chaturthi and Hindu’s across India are getting ready to immerse the elephant headed god in lakes, rivers and seas. In praise of the remover of obstacles, here’s a rundown of what’s on Lord Ganesha’s CV.
Pinch, punch, it’s the first of the month. That means another month of religious celebrations, regional festivities and much fun is about to begin. This September my guide gives you the lowdown on three of India’s biggest and explains what’s happening, when and where you can to join in.
It’s Janmashtami (Lord Krishna’s birthday) and it’s time to celebrate. Today’s blog post pays tribute Lord Krishna on his birthday with some cows facts, some cow fiction and a some cow and bull photographs. Lord Krishna, the Lord of Love and an avatar of Lord Vishnu, frequently depicted playing a flute with a herd of…
Are you ready? I hope so. A busy few months of festivals and celebrations is about to begin. This month there’s five dates to mark in the diary. Namaste New Delhi’s guide will give you all the information you need to know about what’s happening, when, where and why. Here goes. Teej will be celebrated…