The three biggest states in India are the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Orissa. Their festivals and tribes list are as different as night and day. However, it’s not hard to tell the difference between the two, because these states have distinct identities in their own right.
Kerala, or the “Land of Gods”, is known for its unusual festivals. Most of the Hindus in this state go for Ganesh Chaturthi, which is celebrated by giving away gold ornaments, baskets, and watches to the poor. Other than that, you can also find a lot of spectacular Hindu customs like Kuttanad tod, which involves a lot of chanting. And other folk dances and traditional Rajasthani dances are performed at the other festivals.
Tamil Nadu, located in Southern India, has some intriguing festivals and tribes list, even though they have two popular names for their festivals. Sattayu, which means some-thing-or-the-other is a festival that celebrates the great earth goddess called Poorna. It is also called “World Purification” festival and is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Shravan. For this festival, the devotees have to fulfill their religious obligations.
Both of these festivals have got a lot of importance and are big draws to the main state festivals. Here are some notable festivals and tribes list in Tamil Nadu:
“Rebirth” is the name of a festival held for the rich people who have got something new in their lives and want to celebrate it in a grand way. It’s a spectacular sight watching the sea water flinging around on the houses, the shops and other structures. One can catch a glimpse of the fireworks. The processions, the feasting, and the fireworks are the highlight.
The other state in Southern India, Sri Lanka is famous for its colorful festivals. It holds some very famous festivals in this region, which includes Id Sul or Luak (Rajasthan), Mahamahogany or “Festival of Mahamahogany”, Sudama for North Indian & Sri Lankan Hindus, and Magre, for the Christians. A number of Santal clubs, known as Musalma, are available in the country, where people can enjoy themselves. Apart from this, the parades also take place. Apart from all these, people love to take part in the festivities in their churches, temples, and mosques.
In addition to this, Tamil Nadu is also a favorite destination for some of the religious pilgrimages in India. They take place in March, when we all celebrate the spring season with so much enthusiasm. Tirumala Tirupati, the world’s tallest temple complex is situated in the state.
Among the many festivals in India, the Ashtami celebrations are special as they are associated with the goddess of prosperity, prosperity, and wealth. This is the major festival in Tamil Nadu, as it is one of the most celebrated festivals in the South.
Every second year, Sri Lanka hosts the ‘Likkam’, an important festival that is held in early June, and is the biggest carnival festival in the country. It is followed by the Mahaveeras, which are the top most religious events in Sri Lanka.
West Bengal is famous for its unique festivals and tribes. From Vaisakhi to Kolkata Festivals, this state is known for its culturally rich festivals. The Begun Festival is one of the biggest festivals of the year, which is followed by the Mudichas and Manikchots, besides other important festivals.
Many of the tribes of the Indian subcontinent believe in spirits and supernatural powers, and so, they celebrate these festivals to appease the powers and break the spell of the spirits that surround them. Jainism and Buddhism are amongst the religions that follow the same belief. And they take place in different festivals and tribes.