| Durga Puja
This nine-day festival of the Hindus is celebrated in the month of Ashvina in
Bengal. It marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasura
after a long battle, signifying the victory of good over evil.
This ten-day festival, celebrated in Maharashtra during the bright half of Bhadrapad,
commemorates the birth of Ganesha. It is marked with a grand procession of the
This Hindu festival, celebrated on the tenth day of the bright fortnight in the
month of Ashvin, celebrates the victory of good over evil. Effigies of the demon
king Ravana, his son Meghanatha, and his brother Kumbhakarna, are burnt amidst
shouts of joy.
It is celebrated largely in North India to commemorate the birth of the monkey
god, Hanuman, during Chaitra. It marks a symbolic acceptance of the human race's
peaceful co-existence with nature and the worship of an animal.