Guru Purnima -- celebration of the ancient Gurus, in particular Sage Ved Vyas. A Guru is seen as a remover of darkness, a teacher. The date is the full moon of the month Asadha.
Hanuman Jayanti -- celebration of Hanuman who was an embodiment of Lord Rama. Devotion and selfless work are encouraged.
spring festival dedicated to the god of pleasure. It is observed in a colorful and boisterous manner. People shower each other with colored water and smear red and green powder on each other.
celebration of the birthday of Krishna. Nightlong prayers are held in the Temples. A two day observance.
festival honoring the loving ties between brothers and sister in a family.
Ramanavmi - celebration of the birth of Lord Rama, hero of the religious epic poem, The Ramayana. The day involves telling of stories and going to the temple.
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