According to traditional Indian culture the Indian subcontinent undergoes six seasons, with the approximate duration of each being two months. These are as follows: spring, summer, monsoons, early autumn, late autumn & winter. But according to the modern climatic studies India has only three predominant seasons they are summer season, rainy season and winter season. The summer months lasts from about March to June, the rainy season stretches form June to October and the winter season remains in India from November to March. Various climatic factors are responsible for the seasonal changes in India. The monsoon season is pretty fervent in India with heavy clouds drenching most parts of India. The summer season is pretty hectic too with India being a tropical country most parts of India are scorched with sweltering heat. The Indian winter is usually mild and enjoyable in comparison to the other temperate countries of the world.
In a hot country like India where the summer is very hot is natural for the people to wish for arrival of rains. The earth gets hot and parched. The ponds and lakes run dry. The water level in the wells sinks low. There is scarcity of water everywhere. The hot winds and dust storms make life miserable. The whole land beards a horrible look.
And then rains begin. The dark and rolling clouds cover the burning sun. They hide from the weary looks of the people. A wave of pleasure fills the atmosphere. It is filled with a deep feeling of joy. There is singing and dancing and merry making everywhere. The young ladies swing Thula handing from a neem or peepal tree. They sing songs of love and adventure. The children bathe in the shower. They swim in the little pool of rain water. They shout with joy.
The nature is at her best in the rainy season. The old earth becomes young. Her wrinkles change into green and long grasses. Her looks become quite fresh and young. The dry and sandy beds are again alive with flowing water. The murmuring sound of water fills the heaths of the young with pleasure.
During the Rainy Season, people face a lot of difficulties. Paths become muddy and slippery. During heavy rain communications are cut off. Some hamlets on the low land get water locked. People cannot go to work. Day labourers cannot earn their bread. Students cannot go to school. Cattle cannot go to gaze. Shop-keepers cannot get a purchaser. Excessive rain knocks down the county houses. People die of thunder-stoke and snake-bit