This work originated after the opinions of various scholars were strung together. J. Bryants' system of analysis of Ancient Mythology tells us that the first ray of Religion appeared with the devotion to the unaccountable phenomena of Nature and the Deity, which they originally worshiped, was the sun. The Hindu Ratha-saptami, Sankrant and Kapila-Shasthi are the examples.
The early Religions of the Hindus, like other religions have a close intimacy with the time and seasons and most of the Hindu Festivals seem to have been based on changes of the season and others on Natural phenomena. Ganesh and Gauri represent the Death and resurrection of the season so do vatsavitri, Diwali and Holi. The Worship of the symbols of Creative power, represented by Lord Shiva and Parvati are more modern as Shiva, Parvati, Nandi, the bull of Shiva, the Lion of Parvati and even Ganesh of the shavite are taken from the signs of zodiac.
Story after story has been inserted to increase the number of fasts and feasts and advice is given everywhere to support them.