Thousands of people gather at BAPS mandirs and cultural complexes around to world to celebrate dozens of festivals annually. They raise awareness for Indian customs and festivals in the community as well. BAPS also organizes special annual celebrations catering to children and youths for popular Hindu festivals, such as Diwali and Navratri. These special celebrations include modern-day entertainment and recreation, while maintaining the true message and customs tied to that particular celebration. These celebrations are authentic, traditional, and hosted in a morally and spiritually pure environment. The following section describes, in order of the Indian calendar, the origins, history, and rituals associated with 25 of the most prominent Hindu festivals celebrated today.