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Indian Festival Pictures

Indian festivals are colorful spectaculars. Enjoy Indian festival pictures in these photo galleries.

Christmas in India Photos
Although India isn't a predominantly Christian country, Christmas in India is still celebrated to varying degrees. These India Christmas photos capture the Christmas spirit across the country.

Durga Puja Photos
This festive photo gallery features Durga Puja that celebrates goddess Durga's victory of good over evil. During this festival, Hindus observe 10 days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts, feasts, song and dance in honor of the supreme mother goddess Durga.

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Photos
See photos of the exuberant Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai here.

Holi Festival Photos
Holi is a very carefree festival that’s great fun to participate in if you don’t mind getting wet and dirty. You'll end up saturated in water, with color all over your skin and clothes.

Kumbh Mela Photos
The Kumbh Mela the largest religious gathering in the world. These Kumbh Mela pictures reveal some of the weird and wonderful sights of this ancient holy festival.

Varkala Temple Festival Photos
These photos show how the colorful festival at the Janardhana Swamy Temple, held during March/April in Kerala's beach town of Varkala, is celebrated.

Manali Temple Festival Photos
Every May in Manali, in northern India, a large festival takes place at the Hadimba Temple in Dhungiri forest. The temple is one of the most important in the area, and the festival attracts people from all over the region.

Hemis Festival Photos
The two day Hemis festival is held every year in July, at Hemis monastery near Leh, in far northern Ladakh. It features traditional music, colorful masked dances, and a fair full of striking handicrafts. It's truly spectacular.

Kerala Onam Pictures
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations.

Govinda Krishna Janmashtami Photos
Forming a human pyramid is harder than it looks. These Govinda Krishna Janmashtami photos show how a group of young guys in Mumbai go about it.

Dussehra Pictures
The tenth day of the Navaratri festival is known as Dussehra. It's devoted to honoring the defeat of the demon king Ravana by Lord Rama. These Dussehra pictures show the different fascinating ways that Dussehra is celebrated all over India.

Diwali Photos
Celebrating Diwali sees the whole country glowing under the light of lamps, candles, and fireworks. These Diwali photos show the heartwarming beauty of the occasion.

Exclusive Mumbai Making of Ganesh Idol Photos
Around three months before the annual Ganesh Chaturthi festival, the Lalbaug district of Mumbai comes alive with workshops dedicated to the creation of idols of the beloved elephant god.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay

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