Cultural Events and Festivals of India You Can’t Afford To Miss

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India is a nation with diverse culture, religions, lifestyle, society, language, food and festivals. Well, it is the only country in the world where one can witness celebrations of different types of festivals all round the year.

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Festival of India are celebrated with extraordinary joy and happiness

Each of the festivals of India is celebrated with extraordinary joy and happiness.

These festivals and celebrations have some special quality of their own and have constantly celebrated the rich culture and magnificence of India.

Moreover, several Travelers from all around the world rush here in huge numbers to be a part of these great festivals in India.

Hence, these festivals also play an important part in promoting the handicrafts and tourism of India.

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Holi Festival is a big Tourist magnet for travelers from all over the world.

Let us have a closer look at the significant Indian National Festivals and all the folk and mythological significance surrounding them.The significant Indian National Festivals are :

Festivals Of India You Can’t Afford To Miss

 

 

Kumbh Mela

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A hindu saint at Maha Kumbh

Kumbh Mela or the celebration with one of the largest holy gathering in the world.This festivity has extraordinary significance in the Hindu religion and is religiously important for the Hindus.

It is considered as the world’s assembly of the religious pilgrims. This celebration occurs every 12 years at specific sites. Generally, four fairs are broadly recognized as the Kumbh Melas: the Haridwar ( Uttarakhand ) Kumbh Mela, the Allahabad ( Uttar Pradesh ) Kumbh Mela, the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha and the Ujjain Simhastha.

Around twelve days and twelve evenings, there was a wild battle amongst god and evil spirits with a specific final objective to have the pot of Amrit. So as to recall the sacred event Amrita Kalasha Kumbha, Kumbh Mela in India is well-praised in these four spots after every three years.

Well if you want to be the part of this peaceful social event, so never miss this brilliant opportunity to purify your spirit and change the way of your life.

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Kumbh Mela at Haridwar, devotees taking bath at holy river Ganga at Har Ki Pairi Ghat

 

Onam

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Mainly celebrated in South India, Onam is held in the month of September.

Mainly celebrated in South India, Onam is held in the month of September. A huge number of individuals from the connecting states participate in the celebration to have a glance of this magnificent festival.

Celebrated with incredible energy by all groups, all over Kerala, this festival marks the arrival of the King Mahabali to his home.

Onam celebration is celebrated as a tribute to the kindhearted ruler King Mahabali, who visits Kerala to see the welfare of his people.

The celebration demonstrates the ecstatic rule of the King and the freedom, which the general population appreciated under his guideline.

1200px-ThiruvonapulariPeople decorate the entrance of their homes with beautiful flowers in order to welcome the king.

People decorate the entrance of their homes with beautiful flowers in order to welcome the king.

Subsequently, it is the main celebration of Kerala and is celebrated with great ceremony and show.

It is the state celebration and is viewed as the celebration of unification.

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Man dressed as tiger

 

Pongal

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One of the most important 10 day festivals of South India,held at the Attukal Bhagavatty temple, Trivandrum.

A large number of individuals are pulled into this spot during the celebration time. Female devotees are there in a huge number from different parts of the world as men are not allowed during the celebration in the temple region.

The festival of Pongal marks the adoration of the supreme power -the God of Sun, who sets out on a new journey towards the North on this exceptional day. Pongal is a sweet offering to the god and considered as the most loved offering of the goddess.

This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in which people clean their homes, wear new garments and make bright rangoli also known as Kolam at the main entrance of their houses and cook flavorful cuisine.

Hornbill Festival, Nagaland

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This is one of the most celebrated festivals of Nagaland. The Hornbill Festival is an electric celebration in which visitors can encounter the finest of a blend of dance, music, parade, games, sports, food fairs and religious ceremony of several tribes.

During this celebration, tribal groups from everywhere throughout the state assemble in the capital city of Kohima and perform dance rituals to satisfy the Almighty.

This festival is celebrated during the month of December which makes the best time to visit Nagaland.

The Hornbill Festival allows the travelers to know more about the legacy of the tribes through various art, dance, music, parade, sports and religious fairs.

This is the most celebrated festivals of Nagaland in which all the 16 tribes of the state take part in.

Bihu Festival

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This is the most well-known celebration of Assam celebrated in mid-January, which is the reaping season.

This Festival is a mix of three Bihu celebrations of Assam to be specific Rangali Bihu, Bhogali Bihu, and Kangali Bihu.

Among the three the most praised one is the Rangali Bihu otherwise called Bahag Bihu. On the event of the renowned harvest celebration of Assam, Bihu dance is performed.

During the celebration, people leave behind their daily routines and gather to enjoy the festival which is packed with joy and excitement.

The main attraction of this festival is the Bihu dance performed by young men and ladies accompanied by music sung by ladies.Key components of this dance form are its energetic dance steps and quick hand development.

Dancers wear unique outfits and move on the tunes of drums and pipes.

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Bhortal Dance

 

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Tanisha Roy

Tanish Roy is a travel & adventure lover blogger. Currently she is associated with 10deals providing best deals in chandigarh. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, dance, and spirituality. She loves to explore & share her Adventurous travel experiences & stories.

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