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September 2018

Ramnagar Ramlila

September 23 - October 24

Ramnagar ki Ramlila is a 31-day long festival held in Varanasi {aka Banaras} when the entire town turns into one big stage where the story of Ram unfolds. You must’ve heard about or seen plenty of Ramlilas but what’s so special about this one is that it has been performed in Varanasi for almost 200 years, making it the world’s oldest Ramlila performance. Photo Credit https://www.patrika.com

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October 2018

Navratri

October 10 - October 19

Navratri is a major festival celebrated by the Hindus in India with much pomp and gaiety. In this festival, people worship the nine different forms of the Goddess Durga who symbolizes purity, power and divinity. The word ‘Navratri ‘means ‘Nine nights’. It is the longest Hindu festival of the year, spanning over nine nights and ten days. In a year, Navratri comes four times-one each in the months of Chaitra, Aashadh, Ashwin and Magha.The Navratri that falls in Chaitra or…

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Durga Puja

October 15 - October 19

Durga Puja is a famous Hindu festival when Goddess Durga is worshipped. Durga Puja is also known as Durgotsava. Durgotsava refers to all five days festivity and these five days are observed as Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami. (According to Hindu religious texts Durga Puja, including Chandi Path, should begin from the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya. Mahalaya is the most important day of Pitru Paksha, when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, is not considered…

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Vijayadashami (Dussehra)

October 19

In India, most of the festivals give you a message of the victory of good over evil in one way or the other, but the most important festival that marks this victory is Dussehra.It is celebrated exactly 20 days before Diwali. According to the Hindu calendar, Dussehra or Vijaya Dashmi is celebrated across the country on the 10th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Ashwin.

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November 2018

Deepawali

November 7
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