June (Jyeshtha/Ashada):

India is a fascinating land of festivals where each festival is marked with a deep philosophical implication and presents an unmatched diction to the splendor of that particular carnival. Every month of the year sees a number of festivals and fairs dedicated to seasons, divine entities as well as eminent personalities. Similarly the scorching month of June that coincides with the Hindu months of Jyeshtha and Ashada sees a number of fairs and festivals.

Although the number of festivals celebrated in June are not as many as the other months, there are still some very important festivals and fairs that are celebrated in this month. June is a very significant month for Muslims all over the world this year, brings the most important festival of Muslims- Id-ul-Fitr. Id or Eid marks the last day of the month of Ramzan when people break their 30 days long fasting period with sumptuous meals and feasts. Eid also brings Jamat-ul-Vida. or the last Jumma of Ramadan (Ramzan). Muslims pray together on this day and seek divine blessings from Allah.

June holds tremendous religious significance for the Hindus as well. Mahesh Navami, a festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva who is also referred to as Mahesh or Maheshwar is celebrated at the beginning of June this year. It's celebrated with a lot of devotion by Hindus, specifically by the Maheshwari community who are devout followers and believers of Lord Shiva. Ganga Dussehra is another important festival celebrated in June. It is believed that it was on this day that the Holy River Ganga descended on to Earth, therefore; this day marks the birthday of the Ganges and is celebrated with immense devotion with celebrations taking place all along the banks of this sacred river.

Amarnath Yatra, one of the most important pilgrimages of the Hindus, commences at the end of June this year. It is considered the largest and holiest pilgrimage, where millions of Hindus from all over the world trek to the Holy Shrine of Lord Shiva housed in the iced -caves of Southern Himalayas in the beautiful state of Jammu and Kashmir. Mithuna Sankranti, Nirjala Ekadashi and Yogini Ekadashi are some of the other Hindu festivals observed in the month of June.

The Sikhs observe the Punya Tithi of Guru Arjan Dev in this month. It is observed as the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs. It is a solemn occasions marked with prayers and worship. Maharana Pratap Jayanti will be observed on 6th of June with songs describing the courage of this great warrior.

June is also a very significant month for the inhabitants of Goa. The Memorable Day of Goa is celebrated with immense zeal as it marks the day Goa attained freedom from the long lasting rule of the Portuguese all those years ago. Sao Joao Feast of St. John the Baptist is another very important festival in June that is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal by Christians in Goa.

The United Nations World Environment Day is another very important day observed in June. It's observed world wide to raise awareness and concerns on issues related to global warming and environmental hazards. June holds tremendous significance for all fathers and father figures over the globe. The 3rd Sunday of June is observed as Fathers' Day worldwide and commemorates the unconditional love and sacrifices of a father. It is an opportunity for children to thank and appreciate their fathers.

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