Diwali

Diwali (or Deepavali) is the most important holiday in India. Although it is a Hindu festival, Diwali is celebrated throughout India by members of different religions such as Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. The five-day festival honors the Indian goddess of wealth, Lakshmi who provides prosperity and abundance. In other regions, like Bengal, the Diwali is […]

Pushkar Mela

Coinciding with the first full moon of November, the holy city of Pushkar, on the shores of the Thar desert, celebrates the largest cattle fair in India, the Pushkar Mela or Camel Fair. There, for eight days, the merchants, from the desert and even more distant regions, negotiate in their camps for the best camels. […]