Hinduism remains the oldest religion in the world. It has, over the years, continued to assimilate within itself different sects, creeds and castes, along with their respective customs, traditions, culture and mode of worship, forming a formidable amalgam of astonishing vitality and dynamism.
The secret of Hinduismís successful survival can be traced to the imaginative and colourful celebration of its festivals by the people. These joyous occasions of festivals have a powerful impact on the faith and belief of the masses.
These festivals and fairs have several ramifications in the social, economical, cultural and artistic spheres. Society as a whole gains a lot by celebrating these fairs and festivals around the year.