State-wise top festivals in India

 State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

India is a country of a diverse culture where each state of India represents its own distinct culture which is its own identity. Thus the festivals of each state of India differ from other states. Each state has its own festival and the way of celebrating these festivals is also unique. Who displays the culture and culture of their respective states. And is famous throughout his state as well as in India. It is very difficult to remember the festival of each of the states of India. That is why we have prepared a list of major festivals in each state of India. Which we are going to tell you in our article, then let us know that the "State-wise top festivals in India"



1. Brahmotsavam, Andhra Pradesh: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Brahmotsavam is the famous festival of Andhra Pradesh which is considered to be the most important and auspicious annual festival in Sri Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. In which Venkateswara is worshiped on the banks of the holy Swami Pushkarini in Tirupati to thank Brahma Ji, the creator of this world, for the protection of mankind. In which the festive idol of Lord Venkateswara along with his guardian Sridevi and Bhudevi, processions are taken out of various vehicles on the roads around the temple. Which includes Indian tourists as well as foreign tourists.


Time for holding Brahmotsavam: in the months of October

Period of Brahmotsavam: up to 9 days


2. Losar Festival, Arunachal Pradesh : State wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Losar Festival is a popular festival of Arunachal Pradesh which is celebrated with great pomp by the people of the Monpa tribe as the Tibetan New Year. In which the first worship is done in the Tawang monastery on the festival day, then after the offerings are made in the temple of the house. The word Losar comes from two words, -Lo'- which means year and - Sar '-which means' new' which is celebrated to ward off evil spirits and welcome the new year. The festival is specially organized with enjoyable events such as dance, music, and entertaining battles between the king and his various ministers, which have remained popular with the local people as well as all over the country.


When is the Losar Festival celebrated: late January or February

Losar Festival Duration: Up to 3 days


3. Bohag Bihu, Assam: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Bohag Bihu, the major festival of Assam, is celebrated as a symbol of the beginning of the Assamese new year which marks the beginning of a new agricultural cycle. In which many fairs are organized, in celebration young girls in traditional attire sing "Bihu Geet" and dance the traditional "Mukolibhu". And worship and feasts of the deities are held. During this festival, cattle are also decorated which is celebrated by the local people with great pomp.


When is the Bhog Bihu festival celebrated: April

The duration of the Bhog Bihu festival: up to 7 days


4. Chhath Puja, Bihar: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Chhath Puja is the most prominent festival in Bihar where the locals pray for the prosperity and well-being of the Sun God and his wife Usha, who are believed to be the source of all powers. Chhath Puja takes a joyous and colorful form in which people dress in their best clothes and gather on rivers and other water bodies to celebrate. Lamps are lit and devotional folk songs are sung in honor of 'Chhat Maiya' or Ganga, and clay lamps are lit in the courtyard of houses after sunset.


When is Chhath Puja celebrated: In the month of October or November

Chhath Puja Period: 1 day


5. Bastar Dussehra , Chhattisgarh : State wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Bastar Dussehra is the most famous and the longest-running festival of Chhattisgarh which is held in Bastar. In which diverse tribes participate with traditional customs. It is a unique cultural feature of Chhattisgarh, which is celebrated with enough fervor and pomp by the locals of the state, the festival of Dussehra symbolizes the supreme power of Goddess Danteshwari. During Dussehra, the residents of Bastar conduct special puja ceremonies at the Danteshwari temple in Jagdalpur.


When does Bastar Dussehra begin: Around August

Bastar Dussehra duration: up to 75 days

6. Goa Carnival: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Carnival is a major festival of Goa called Rio Carnival. It was originally a Catholic festival, which has been celebrated since the 18th century and has now turned into a large event. Which attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. The main attraction of the carnival is the parade, which includes bullock carts, horse-drawn carts, and elaborate tableaux, and evening dancing is also popular.

When is Carnival celebrated: February

Period of celebration: 3 days

7. Janmashtami, Gujarat: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Janmashtami is the most popular festival in Gujarat. Though Janmashtami is celebrated all over India but it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and grandeur in Gujarat where temples and houses are beautifully decorated. And people fast throughout the day and eat only after the midnight birth ceremony. Mathura has several temples dedicated to Krishna where prayers are offered throughout the night and religious hymns are sung. On this day, small children dress up like Lord Krishna, where a different enthusiasm is seen.


When Janmashtami festival is celebrated: Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month after Rakshabandhan

Janmashtami festival duration: 1 day

8. Baisakhi, Haryana India: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Baisakhi festival is a popular festival of Haryana and Punjab is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm by the farmers. This festival is celebrated at the time of harvesting Rabi crops. Here, on Vaisakhi, a different exaltation is found, on this day, the whole of Haryana resonates with the sound of "Jatta Aaya Baisakhi" and traditional folk dances Bhangra and songs are sung with great enthusiasm on the beat of Dhol. Apart from this colorful Baisakhi fairs, wrestling bouts, singing, and acrobatics are organized along with musical performances which have remained popular in Haryana and Punjab.


When is Baisakhi celebrated: At the time of harvesting of rabi crops in April

Vaisakhi observance period: 1 day



9. Mahashivratri, Himachal Pradesh: State wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Mahashivratri is a popular festival in Himachal Pradesh that hosts the largest Shivaratri festival in the country. The week-long Mandi Shivaratri fair is held every year near the temple of Bhootnath (Lord Shiva) which attracts tourists from all over the country and also abroad. A Shobha Yatra is organized here every year during the Mahashivratri festival, which is characterized by unmatched enthusiasm and immense participation. Where Lord Shiva is offered an offering of five pure ingredients consisting of milk, butter, curd, honey, and sugar.


When is the Mahashivaratri festival celebrated: Mahashivaratri day in February or March

Mahashivaratri festival duration: about 1 week

10. Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha, Jammu and Kashmir: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

The real fun and celebration of Eid is seen in Jammu and Kashmir where the people of the Muslim community celebrate with great love and pomp! Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. On this day, Muslims wear new clothes and participate in many lavish banquets. Eid-ul-Azha is an equally important festival, which is more prominent for the Qurbani (sacrifice). On this day people also sacrifice goats, sheep, and some camels.


When is Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha celebrated: On the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar

11. Hal Punhya, Jharkhand: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Hal Punhya is one of the popular tribal festivals celebrated in Jharkhand that marks the beginning of the harvest season. This agricultural festival marks the beginning of sowing seeds where farmers start celebrating the festival through the plowing of a part of their land. Hal Punhya is considered to be one of the most awaited festivals in Jharkhand, a festival of happiness and prosperity. Which is celebrated here with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm.


When is Hal punhya celebrated: January - February

12. Ugadi, Karnataka: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Ugadi Mahotsav is the major festival of Karnataka which is celebrated with great enthusiasm and gaiety as a symbol of New Year in Karnataka. Here Ugadi is considered an auspicious time to start new ventures. It is said by the local people that Lord Brahma started the creation of the vast universe on the auspicious day of Ugadi. This is why it is considered a very important day for the local people, where people decorate their houses and rooms of worship with flowers and mango leaves and prepare special dishes to enjoy this sacred festival.


When is Ugadi festival celebrated: second half of March or early April

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13. Onam, Kerala: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Onam is one of the popular festivals in Kerala, celebrated with joy and enthusiasm by people from all communities and especially by the Malayalees. During the Onam festival, a huge rangoli is made with flowers. And boat races, tug of war, music and dance performances, martial arts performances and other events are held at more than 30 places in various parts of the state. Onam is an important part of sadhya (feast) ceremonies. In which 9 types of dishes are prepared using local and seasonal vegetables.


When is Onam celebrated: August and September

Onam festival duration: up to 10 days


14. Diwali, Madhya Pradesh: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Deepawali is one of the biggest and popular festivals of Hindus which symbolizes the victory of "light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance". Which is celebrated with enthusiasm, vigor, and grandeur in Madhya Pradesh. Every nook and corner of Madhya Pradesh is illuminated with colored lights. This festival is widely associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity. Diwali is a festival of joy and splendor of Hindus that is celebrated for five days. In which on the first and second day, Dhanteras is celebrated. On the third day, the main festival is Diwali where people worship Goddess Lakshmi and light firecrackers. The fourth day is the festival of Govardhan Puja. Finally, Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the last day. This fifth day marks the end of the Diwali festival.


When is Deepawali celebrated: October or November and the 15th day of Kartika in the Hindu calendar

Deepawali festival duration: five days


15. Ganesh Chaturthi, Maharashtra : State wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Ganesh Chaturthi is the most important and popular festival of Maharashtra. Where Ganesha idols are kept by people as divine guests for five to ten days. The huge Ganesh idols are worshiped in well-decorated pandals for 8 to 10 days. Cultural activities of singing, dance, and theater are organized during the festival. Where Lord Ganesha is offered his favorite modak. And finally a huge procession is taken out by shouting slogans of Ganapati Bappa Morya and the idols of Ganesh ji are drowned in great pomp with dhol banjo.


When is the Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrated: August - September

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Period: 8 to 10 days


16. Yaoshang, Manipur: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

The Yaoshang festival is one of the major festivals of Manipur celebrated for five days. The main attraction of the festival is the Thabal Chongba dance is a Manipuri folk dance where boys and girls form a circle and sing and dance with hands folded. Colors are also one of the important aspects of this beautiful festival; The locals paint each other's faces and children can be seen spraying water with water guns (pichkari). Due to this, Yoshung has remained a popular and enthusiastic festival of Manipur.


When is the Yaohang festival celebrated: begins on the full moon day of Phalgun (February / March)

YaoShang Festival Period: Up to 5 days

17. Nongkarma Dance , Meghalaya : State wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

The Nongkarma dance festival of the hill state of Meghalaya is one of the most important festivals of the Khasi tribe and is celebrated with pomp. Nongkarma Nritya Utsav is a five-day religious festival dedicated to making Goddess Bansi Sinsar happy for the good harvest and prosperity of the people. Nongkarma dance festival is performed by unmarried men and women dressed in unique costumes. In which the dance of men is naturally more vigorous and energetic. Nongkarma dance festival attracts Indian and foreign tourists with a local logo.


When is the Nongkarma dance festival celebrated: every year in the second week of April

Nongkarma Dance Festival Duration: Up to 5 days

18. Chapchar Kut Utsav, Mizoram: State wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Chapchar Kut Utsav is the biggest festival of Mizoram which symbolizes cleaning and preparing the mountain slopes for farming. Which is celebrated with enthusiasm and enthusiasm by the young and old people. On this day, people wear colorful costumes and distinctive head jewelry and ornaments, gather and dance to various folk dances, sing traditional songs, in which dholes, instruments, and cymbals are played. Exhibitions and sales of indigenous handloom and handicraft products and flower shows, food festivals, music contests, and various traditional sports are also organized during the Chapchar Kut festival. Which has become popular for the local people.


When is Chapchar Kut Utsav celebrated: late February and early March

Agar Kut festival duration: 2 days

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19. Hornbill , Nagaland : State wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Nagaland's week-long Hornbill Festival is the largest cultural festival in the North East, held every year from 1 to 10 December. It is believed to be a festival to revive, preserve, maintain and promote the Naga heritage and traditions prosperity. In which all the Naga tribes of the state gather for their cultural and traditional celebrations and display their centuries-old traditions. Which includes floral shows, Naga wrestling, sports , and more.


When is the Hornbill Festival celebrated: 1 to 10 December

Hornbill Festival Period: 10 days


20. Raja Parba, Orissa: State wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Raja Parba is a popular festival of the state of Orissa celebrated for four days and is celebrated with pomp in the state of Orissa. This festival dedicated to Vasu Mata Prithvi Devi is also known as Mithuna Sankranti. Which is organized to bring prosperity to the living cultural, agricultural sectors of Odisha, and to celebrate femininity. It is believed that during this period the goddesses go through their menstruation, preventing all agricultural activities such as plowing, tree cutting, to honor the motherhood of Mother Earth. Apart from all this, King Parba is celebrated with great pomp with feast and various sports.


When is the Raja Parba festival celebrated: June-July

Raja Parba Festival Period: Up to 3 days

21. Lohri, Punjab: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Lohri is a popular festival of Punjab which is celebrated with great fervor and pomp in Punjab especially on the 13th and the first day before Makar Sankranti. Lohri is originally dedicated to the Sun God. In which, a week before Lohri, children start collecting firewood, and Lohri is lit with pomp with dancing and singing on Lohri night.


When is the Lohri festival celebrated: January 13, a day before Makar Sankranti


22. Gangaur, Rajasthan: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Gangaur festival is a popular festival of Rajasthan celebrated in honor of Goddess Parvati. The festival falls a fortnight after Holi, in which women of Rajasthan make offerings to the Goddess Parvati and during this festival, unmarried women pray for a good groom, and married women pray for their husband's well being. During the festival, pictures of Gauri and Shiva is taken out in a procession. And the Gangaur festival concludes with a display of amazing fireworks. Gangaur festival provides a great opportunity for tourists to enjoy the cultural festival. Which remains popular for tourists.


When is Gangaur festival celebrated: a fortnight after Holi in March

Period of celebrating Gangaur festival: up to 18 days


23. Saga Dawa, Sikkim: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Saga Dawa is one of the most famous and biggest festivals of Sikkim. Which is celebrated every year with great enthusiasm and pomp. The festival is filled with rare and elegant colors that enhance richness and diversity. This festival is considered to be the most important and sacred for the followers of Mahayana Buddhism, who on this auspicious occasion commemorate the birth of Lord Buddha, his enlightenment, and liberation from this physical world, lighting the lamp. And later a grand ceremony is organized.


When is the Saga Dawa Festival celebrated: during the fourth month of the Tibetan year and in the month of May - June in the English calendar


24. Pongal, Tamil Nadu: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Pongal is one of the most popular festivals in South India. Pongal falls in the middle of January every year to mark the auspicious beginning of Uttarayan. This four-day festival of Tamil Nadu is celebrated to express gratitude to nature. The festival begins with the harvest festival bhogi, when all the old things and agricultural wastes are burnt on the first day of the festival and the houses are cleaned for a new beginning. Others make dishes or prepare "Pongal" using the chopped rice of the new crop in a new pot. And prayers are offered to the Sun God. The third day is "Mattoo Pongal", when cows and bulls are bathed and decorated. And the famous "Jallikattu" or bull fight also occurs on this day. On the fourth day, people meet their relatives and celebrate by dividing sweets with each other.


When is Pongal celebrated: in January

Period of celebrating Pongal: up to 4 days


25. Bonalu, Telangana: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Bonalu is a famous Telangana festival dedicated to Mahakali Devi, in which people worship Goddess Mahakali during this festival. Special worship is performed to Goddess Yelamma on the first and last day of the festival. This festival is considered thanks to the Goddess after the vow is completed. Bonam literally means food in Telugu, which is an offering to the Goddess. The women of the house prepare rice cooked with milk, jaggery in a new clay or brass vessel, which is decorated with neem leaves, turmeric and vermilion. And the women carry these utensils on their heads and take them to the temple and offer it to Mahakali Devi.


When is Bonalu celebrated: In July / August

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26. Kharchi Puja, Tripura : State wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Kharchi Puja is the worship of fourteen deities of Tripura celebrated in the month of July-August. Kharchi Puja literally means worship of Mother Earth; "Khya" means earth. On the day of worship, fourteen deities are taken to the Saidara River, bathed in holy water, and brought back to the temple. On this day people offer different types of offerings like goat, buffalo, chicken, sweets and many cultural programs are held at night and a big fair is also organized on the occasion. And it is believed by the local people that this festival is a festival celebrated to purify Mother Earth and no activities like sowing, harvesting, etc. are done during this time.


When is Kharchi Puja celebrated: The months of July-August

Kharchi Puja Period: 7 days

27. Navratri: Uttar Pradesh: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Navaratri is one of the most sacred Hindu festivals celebrated with much pomp in Uttar Pradesh. Navaratri is celebrated for nine nights, during which people worship Goddess Durga and her nine forms. Where the idols/idols of Goddess Durga are installed in beautifully decorated pandals, special worship of the Goddess is also done. And at the same time, there is a grand celebration of cultural songs, dances, and dramas. Then the idols of the end mother are immersed in the rivers with enthusiasm.


When is the Navaratri festival celebrated: mid-September or October

Period of celebrating Navratri: 9 days


28. Ganges Dussehra, Uttarakhand: State wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Ganga Dussehra is a popular festival of Uttarakhand which is celebrated with great pomp and show. Ganga Dussehra is celebrated at the major ghats of Uttarakhand. This festival is a day of devotion and faith. A large number of people take a bath in the Ganges to get rid of sins and at night devotees offer sweets and leaves of flowers to the Ganges River. According to mythology, on this day, the holy river Ganges descended from heaven to earth. In Uttarakhand, this festival begins on the night of Amavasya of the Hindu calendar and ends on the Dashami Tithi (10th day).


When is Ganga Dussehra celebrated: In the month of May-June

Period to celebrate Ganga Dussehra: up to 10 days

29. Durga Puja, West Bengal: State-wise top festivals in India

State-wise top festivals in India

Durga Puja is also known as Durgotsava in West Bengal which is celebrated here with much gaiety and pomp. The festival is celebrated by worshiping Goddess Durga which is one of the biggest festivals in Bengal. Which is celebrated extensively with puja pandals at almost every corner. Community worship is also organized in each area. In addition to traditional rituals during the festival, many cultural activities such as song and dance competitions, games, and embryos are also organized.


When is Durga Puja celebrated: In the month of September - October

Durga Puja Celebration period: 10 days


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