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Why Hindus of India celebrate different poojas specially-Region based ones? wHY SO?? Like Ganpati in west and south;Kali pooja in east;pongal in south; lori in northwest;chat in east again Holi in north etc etc

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Asked by SriniVenkat, 24 Aug '09 10:08 am
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AS Hindu festivals are associated with the worship of a particular deity,each festival falls on a date which is astrologically auspicious for that particular deity Many festivals andtheir importance vary from place to placeHoli is a religious festival ofNorth India,it is not widely celebrated in the south Onam is celebrated in Kerala while Pongal is a great festival in Tamil nadu.Onam,pongal Baisaki in Punjab are being celebrated with emphasize more on the Agriculture harvest season However Deepavali is widely celebrated through out Bharat as one of the biggest,brightest festival with lights lit every where as a festival of victory over evil and bringing light from darknessDeepavali is also celebrated in FIji,Trinidad It is also believed Deepavali is celebrated to mark thr triumphant return Of Sri Rama & Sita to Ayodhya after the annihilation of Ravana ,some as the day of death of Narahasura by Lord Krishna Holi is being celebrated after demon king Hiranyakachippu and the demon named ...more
Answered by radhakrishnan, 24 Aug '09 11:55 am

 
  
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Ganesh Puja is a Balancing act.. Ganpathi in W & S,... becoze of Aurengzeb in West, Tilak started this as Uniting Factor, AND in south's AP becoze of Muslim appeasement by Congress rulers for thirty years from 1947 to 77... NTR gave thrust to Ganesh puja celebration in AP... and since then There are No regigional riots....
Answered by bharati sharma, 24 Aug '09 10:57 am

 
  
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That is unity in diversity.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 24 Aug '09 10:20 am

 
  
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