Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Knott Kim

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Knott Kim

Author:Knott, Kim [Knott, Kim]
Language: eng
Format: mobi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1998-04-22T16:00:00+00:00

Ganesh Chaturthi (September): Festival celebrating the god Ganesha, particularly important among Maharastrians.

Navaratri, Durga Puja (September/October): Festival for the Goddess. Navaratri or ‘nine nights’ of folk dancing to worship Ambamata: celebrated by Gujaratis in India and abroad. Important in Bengal where elaborate images of Durga are created for the Goddess’s worship.

Dashera, Dussehra (September/October): The ‘tenth’, the night following Navaratri when Rama’s victory over Ravana is celebrated. In parts of north India, plays (Ram-lila) are performed which recount the story from the Ramayana.



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