Spring in India is a celebration in itself: A celebration of a new beginning. Fresh leaves and new buds appear on stems, and a pleasant breeze blows over the earth. Chirping birds and buzzing bees perch on beautiful flowers. Festival: Rama Navami - It is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Rama (the 7th incarnation of Vishnu) to king Dasharatha and queen Kausalya of Ayodhya. It is celebrated on the ninth day of the first month of the Hindu calendar!
Summer in India is extreme and excruciating. Farmers work on their fields all day long, in spite of the dry and hot weather. The rivers are dried up and there is no water anywhere. The trees catch fire due to the strong rays of the sun and the animals are thirsty and lose their will to live. Festival: Vat Purnima - It is a festival, which is celebrated in the state of Maharashtra. It is celebrated on a full moon day (purnima) where women pray for the prosperity and long life of their husbands, by tying threads around a banyan tree (vat).
Rains in India are beautiful. Sharing this monsoon with your beloved is very romantic and beautiful, but being alone could feel very scary. Fierce lightning and thunderstorms are a common occurrence. All the animals are happy that the rains are here and the summer is gone! You can see dancing peacocks, prancing gazelles, and chirpy birds. Festival: Ashadhwari - It is a pilgrimage that breaks down the barriers of caste, creed rich and poor. This particular festival is celebrated by the people of Maharashtra and is dedicated to Lord Vitthal.
The white season, Sharad, is a calm and serene time. The glorious full moon and the twinkling stars shine like the sparkling jewels of a beautiful maiden. The shiny full moon and the stars twinkle in the sky like a woman’s jewellery shines. The graceful white swans and ducks are a treat to one’s eyes. Festival: Ganesh Chaturthi - It is a festival of Lord Ganesha the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati who is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of this festival. He is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom prosperity and good fortune.
This season has short days and longer nights. Lotuses in the water and birds in the sky are a beautiful sight. The trees start to shed their leaves and it starts getting cold. People start bonfires to keep themselves warm.
After the subtle autumn, India experiences extreme winter. The trees lose all their leaves and grow with sharp, leafless branches. The shrubs die too due to the extreme cold. The sun is cold and the moon, even colder. Everyone stays in their houses to stay warm. This season is a wait for the coming Vasant (spring). Festival: Mahashivaratri - it is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in the reverence of Lord Shiva. Maha Shivaratri literally means the great night of Shiva. It is celebrated in the month of March.
Festival: Holi - It is a spring festival celebrated by the Hindus. Holi is usually known as the festival of colours. This festival is celebrated in the memorance of Lord Shiva.