Indian festivals and fairs
Indian festivals and Fairs, Popular festivals in India include religious festivals, cultural festivals and festivals of events that symbolize the culture, heritage and natural resources of India. As India is vast, the famous Indian festivals are especially observed in different corners of the country. For example, Durga Puja is celebrated throughout the country, but Calcutta is especially known for worshipping the goddess Durga during the festival. Likewise, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in Mumbai, where Lord Ganesha is worshipped with great enthusiasm.
Some festivals in India symbolize the victory of good over evil and one of these famous festivals is Dussehra held especially in northern India. Hindu feasts are not limited to worshipping gods and goddesses within the house. It refers to great cultural aspects, as we can see in the intricate decoration during the Durga Puja in Calcutta, Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, and Diwali, the festival of lights throughout India. In India, Hindu festivals are also celebrated with colors. During the Holi, which is also known as Lord Sri Krishna’s Dol Yatra, the entire Brajbhoomi witnessed a black revolt.
In India all auspicious occasion is enjoyed as a festival. It can be a desert festival, beach festival, dance festival, or harvest festival. In southern India, Assam and some other harvest festivals are held to mark peace and prosperity. This is most popular festival in Kerala as Onam. If you want to enjoy a dance festival in India, go to Konarak in Odisha or Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. Joining an Indian festival I is the awesome to explore the classic art and culture of India. You can also go enjoy the famous Goa Carnival and participate in colorful parades and dance in the city on the beach.
Diwali is the festival of lights, which comes in the month of November starting or October end. Moreover, it symbolizes the victory of good over evil and the lifting up of the spiritual darkness that envelops the soul. The festival commemorates the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom, Adyodhya, after completing his 14 years of exile. The word Diwali means rows of illuminated diyas, it brings a shine to the humblest house or the greatest houses. Sweets and gifts are exchanged between families and friends amid the explosion of cookies. The doors are left open in Diwali for the Goddess Laxmi. The occasion marks the starting of Hindu New Year. In addition Lord Ganesha who is the symbol of auspiciousness and wisdom worshipped along with the Goddess Laxmi on this day.
Holi is considered one of the wonderful festivals all over the world and India. It is also popular as ‘’ day of get together and meeting with relatives.The great Indian festival lasts a for 2 days, which begins on Full Moon in the month. This festival come in March month and celebrated as Choti Holi. On the first day people pray in temples and on next day they play Holi with color and water. In different parts of the country this festival popular as different names.
Rakhi is basically a sacred thread of Rakhi is basically a sacred thread of protection adorned with the love and affection of a sister for her brother. Raksha Bandhan is popular and celebrated on the full moon of Shravana according to Hindu calendar. This fragile Rakhi thread is considered stronger than iron chains, because it unites the most beautiful relationship in an inseparable bond of love and trust. The Rakhi festival also has a social meaning because it emphasizes the concept that everyone must live in a harmonious coexistence with each other.
In addition, this is an amazing festival of India which as the birth day of Lord Krishna. This day is observed to celebrate the appearance of Lord Krishna on earth. It is a very simple festival of Hindus. Lord Krishna is considered to have a unique personality; he returns his devotees who show him love and devotion in an exceptional way. It is thought to be the manifestation of the meanest son, but the most adorable, the most trusted friend and the most passionate lover. This great celebration of Krishna Janmashtami takes place at midnight. People believe that Lord Krishna made his divine appearance at that time of day. Fasting, Bhajans, offerings and many other rituals mark the celebrations of Krishna Janmashtami in India.
Khajuraho Dance Festival
This is the most Indian classical dance forms the Khajuraho Dance Festival is a celebration of Indian heritage. Every year the UNESCO World Heritage Site Khajuraho Group of Monuments, hosts the spectacular performing arts festival of India. Participate in presentations of classical dance forms- Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam, and Sattriya (Assam). See artists perform dress in beautiful costumes with elegant expressions and intricate hand gestures for melodious rhythms of classical musical instruments. Dance performances narrate excerpts from ancient mythological texts.
Pushkar Fair, or Pushkar Mela, as it is known locally, is the largest camel fair in the world. This one-week fair, held at the time of the full moon “Kartik Purnima”, is as lively as ever. One of the largest traditional “Mela” in the country, it witnesses a congregation of more than 11,000 camels, horses and cattle. This massive gathering attracts more than 400,000 people over a 14-day period. Competitions such as ‘matka phod’, ‘longest moustache’ and ‘nuptial competition’ attract a large number of people. A recent addition to this festival is the game cricket exhibition held between the local club Pushkar and a team of foreign tourists.
Camel Festival Bikaner (Indian festivals and fairs)
The Bikaner camel festival, organized by the Rajasthan government, commemorates the “king of the desert.” Almost all the activities carried out here- camel racing, camel milking, skin cutting design, better race competition, camel acrobatics and camel beauty contests, and honor their endurance and hard spirit. The camels, adorned with the most select jewelry, along with colored brakes, bejeweled necks and anklets that buzz throw the public in a trance. Stalls displaying an incredible variety of souvenirs offer excellent shopping opportunities. In addition, one is treated with the taste of the local cuisine of the various food stalls.
Desert Jaisalmer Festival
The Jaisalmer Desert Festival Showcases the best of Rajasthan society and culture, and attracts a large number of visitors, domestic and foreign. Held over a three-day period, it consists of turban mooring competitions and camel racing, as well as other cultural events. The men and women of Rajasthan bring their story to life by singing ballads of courage, romance and tragedy. The mustache competition, in particular, is a personal favorite among foreign tourists. Wonderful dance performances performed by the dancers Gair and Fire win the hearts of all present.
Rann Utsav (Indian festivals and fairs)
Rann Utsav, is an wonderful festival celebrated in Kutch, which shows the popular culture and colors of Gujarat. Held in the great white salt desert called Rann de Kutch, it is marked by several events that keep visitors entertained. From the look of the stars to tourism, this festival is a unique combination of tourism, adventure and entertainment. Witness the beautiful folk dances and music or enjoy an aerial view of the whole process from above through a hot balloon ride, the options are many. Beautiful souvenirs can also be made at this event, as well as other valuable items such as handcrafted items, cutlery and intricate Kutch embroidery.
Marwar Jodhpur Festival
The entire city of Jodhpur celebrates the Marwar Festival. This two-day festival, held each year in the month of Ashwin, pays tribute to the gallant spirit of the heroes and warriors of Rajasthan. Also known as the Maand Festival, it celebrates the romantic lifestyle of the rulers of Rajasthan through folk music. The various folk songs transport the listener back to the days of yesteryear, when chivalry was the ultimate code and honors the highest virtue. Some of the other crowd shooters are longer competition mustache, turban tie, war wire, Matka Race, traditional dress competition, to name a few.
Goa Carnival (Indian festivals and fairs)
The Goa Carnival, celebrated in Goa since the 18th century, is a time of celebration and celebration just before the 40th day of Lent. This festival is marked by celebrations in cities and towns throughout Goa. A large parade is held, consisting of floats, artists and dancers. The festivities usually start around 15:00 and last around 3:00. The celebrations culminate with the famous Red and Black Ball, which is usually held at the Panaji National Club on the evening of the last day. This carnival, which is unique to Goa, was introduced by the Portuguese who ruled Goa for over five hundred years.
Konbark Dance Festival
The Konark Dance Festival celebrates Indian heritage with various forms of dance. As the sun sets, the outdoor auditorium comes to life. The energy of musical blows and rhythmic movements under the starry sky proves to be a true cultural holiday. A celebration of Bharatnatyam, Chau Dances, Manipuri, Kathak and Odissi; the festival really comes as a memorable experience. The sound of the Ghungroo bells, flute, musical instruments and the soft melody of the waves make it magical. The festival is a platform for artists and dance lovers.
Mewar Festival Udaipur (Indian festivals and fairs)
The Mewar Festival is celebrating the arrival of spring in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The Rajasthan womenfolk participate in this festival with great enthusiasm, because they play a primary role in it. During the main ceremony, the women gather to dress the main image of Isar (Lord Shiva) and Gangaur (Goddess Parvati). After dressing them with affection, they carry the image in a traditional procession through various parts of the city. Once the procession reaches the Gangaur Ghat on Lake Pichola, the images are transported in special boats and plunged into the deep waters of the lake.
When we talk about the desert festival, the picture of Thar’s extensive extended desert in Jaisalmer appears before our eyes. During the month of January and February, tourists from every corner head to this popular destination in Rajasthan. The festival offers the best opportunity to explore the colorful Rajastani culture through folk music, traditional products, cooking and camel ride. The world famous festival in Rajasthan is popular as Pushkar Fair. The one-week festival is considered the largest traditional fair in the country. You can also plan a trip to Rann Utsav in Kuch, a sandy desert in Gujarat to enjoy the popular culture of the place.
India is a unique land, just like its festivals. From Holi to Diwali, when the whole country is full of colors, makes the environment wonderful. The splendid fireworks illuminate the night sky, each festival celebrates its mythology, traditions and customs. Usually fairs are cpopular as ‘’Mela’’. It highlights the local culture of the land in colorful and wonderful ways.