The list of top 10 Hindu festivals given on this page has been created after analyzing the traffic received during the all Hindu festivals for the last couple of years. This list can also be used as the latest trend on the popularity of traditional festivals in modern India.
There are numerous Vrat, Upvas, Tyohar and Parva in Hinduism. The fasting and festivities go hand-in-hand. Hence many times it becomes difficult to differentiate them. The number of fast and festivals exceeds the number of days in the year.
When we talk about top Hindu festivals then we should also mention that top Hindu festivals are also tied with caste based hierarchy existed since ancient time. The caste system in Hinduism exists since Vedic time. In modern India, the caste system has been diluted. However, the traditional notion of society being divided into four major castes still prevails. Most text books in North Indian schools would mention top 4 Hindu festivals as Deepavali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan and Dasara. At the same time it is also mentioned that Rakhi is the most significant festival for Brahmin Varna i.e. Brahmin community, Diwali is the most significant festival for Vaishya Varna, Dasara is the most significant festival for Kshatriya Varna and Holi is the most significant festival for Shudra Varna.