For example, Deepavali is celebrated differently in different parts of India, even though Deepavali is a hindu festival.

One more example, there are different calendars for the hinduism (Chandramana and Souramana). Which results in celebrating the same festival on different days across different regions (Example: Ugadi).


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Here is an excerpt from an article by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

..In Hinduism, there is no one central book, and no one specific culture. Therefore, those who are trying to bring unification are doing injustice to the very structure of Hinduism. Celebrating diversity is in the very DNA of Hinduism; that is the reason why it is most needed today in the whole world. The world is diverse — but all conflicts are about trying to make the world monolithic. Celebration of diversity is the only way to counter extremism...

You can read the full article here: http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/treasurehunt/diversity-is-in-the-dna-of-hinduism/

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