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The Land of Festivals in India celebrated in different states


As we all know our INIDA is land of festival. We have so many states in our colourfull country, as we know each state is having their own culture and festival of celebrations. So here are the deatils of each states from top to bottom of our india like what are the famous festivals they celebrate!!!



JAMMU AND KASHMIR

EID-UL-FITAR & EID-UL-AZHA



Eid-Ul-Fitr marks the end of fasting month of "RAMZAN".Eid-Ul-Azha is more prominent for Qurbani (sacrifice).People sacrifice goats,sheep and some even camels.


ODISHA

RAJA PARBA



It is the living cultural heritage of odisha and the mainfestation of the agricultural way of life. A joyous atmosphere pervades as the young man of the village play local games like Kabaddi..


WEST BENGAL

DURGA PUJA



It is also referred to as Durgotsava in West Bengal and celebrated with much gaiety and pamp here.The festival is commemorated by worshipping Goddess Durga.


GOA

CARNIVAL



Celebrated since 18th century, it was meant to be a feasting drinking merry making orgy just before the 40 days of lent; a time of abstinence and spirituality.



NAGALAND

HORNBILL FESTIVAL



It is one of the biggest festival of Nagaland is one of the festival to revive, protect, sustain and promote the richness of the Nagaland heritage and traditions.


MANIPUR

YAOSHANG



One of the permier festivals of Manipur, yaoshang is celebrated for five days and commences from the full moon day of phalguna (FEB/MARCH)


MAHARASHTRA

GANESHA FESTIVAL



Ganesha Chaturthi, the most imporatant festival of maharashtra falls in months of Aug-Sep. Ganesha idols are kept in houses as a divine guest for five to ten days by people.


TAMIL NADU

PONGAL



Pongal is a four day long harvest festival of Tamil Nadu which falls in the month of JAN-FEB..



MEGHALAYA

NANGKREM DANCE



The Nangkrem dance festival of the hill state of meghalaya is a five days long religious festival devoted to appease of goddess ka synshar.


TELANGANA

BONALU



The word bonalu came from "BHOJANALU" which is offered to the goddess during festival time. It is believed that the goddess comes back ti her maternal home on this day.


HIMACHAL PRADESH

MAHASHIVARATRI



A week long international Mandi Shivratri fair is held near the temple of lord shiva every year.



MADHYA PRADESH

DIWALI



On Diwali day houses all over Madhya Pradesh glow with a twinkle of innumerable diyas, candles and eletric lights. The night illuminated with the flaming lights of crackers.


UTTARKHAND

GANGA DUSSHERA



In the month of june ganga dusshera is celebrated at major ghats of uttarkhand. This festival is a day of devation and faith.


ASSAM

BOHAG BIHU



The spring festival of bohang bihu ushersin the new year in the state of Assam which marks the onset of new agricultural cycle.



KARNATAKA

UGADI



The popular legend is that lord brahma started the creation of the vast universe on the auspicious day of ugadi and it also marks the beginning of the new hindu lunar calendaer.


ANDRA PRADESH

BRAHMOTSAVAM



Sri Venkateswara Swami Brahmotsavam is conducted for nine days during the months SEP-OCT.


RAJASTHAN

GANGAUR FESTIVAL



The Gangaur Festival in Rajasthan is a colourful affair and offers a wonderful opportunity to tourists to enjoy cultural festivity.



PUNJAB

LOHRI



Lohri is a popular festival celebrated by punjabi particularly of hindu and sikh faith on the 13th of Jan a day before Makar Sankranti.


ARUNACHAL PRADESH

LOSAR FESTIVAL



The Tibetan New Year is well known as Losar and is mainly celebrated for 3 days in late Jan or Feb


HARYANA

BAISAKHI



It marks the time of harvest of Rabi crops and farmers celebrated it with lots of joy and zeal in Punjab and Haryana



GUJARAT

DIWALI



The birth anniversary of lord kirshna is celebrated with great ferver all over India especially at Gujarat.


SIKKIM

SAGA DAWA



The magnificent carnival of sikkim, saga dawa is famous for masked dances and festival exhibits in rare and elegant colors add richness and diversity.


KERALA

ONAM



According to popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome king Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit.



MIZORAM

CHAPCHARKUT FESTIVAL



Chapcharkut marks the clearning and readying of hill slopers for jhum or shifting cultivation. It is celebrated with gaiety and ferver by young and old.


UTTAR PRADESH

NAVARATRI



It is one of the hindu holiest festival is celebrated with much pomp and grandeur in UP.Navaratri is celebrated for nine nights.


BIHAR

CHHATH PUJA



Chhath puja also called dala raja devoted to worshiping the sun is traditionally celebrated by the people of bihar it falls in the month of OCT-NOV.


TRIPURA

KHARCHI PUJA



Kharchi puja is the worship of the fourteen gods of Tripura and is celebrated in the month of July-Aug.


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