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September 2018

Neelamperoor Padayani

9th September 2018
Palli Bhagavathi Temple, Neelamperoor Alappuzha, India + Google Map

Among the most vibrant sights seen in all of Alappuzha district is the annual Neelamperoor Padayani Festival held at the Neelamperoor Palli Bhagavathy Temple. It falls in the Malayalam month of Chingam (usually August/September) and is among the rarest Padayani displays in all of God’s Own Country. Its uniqueness lies in its special tradition of Kettukazhcha, which is the display of beautifully decorated effigies. One witnesses massive effigies of swans and other legendary characters being brought in, built locally in…

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Ganesh Chaturthi

13th September 2018 - 23rd September 2018

Ganesha Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha. A ten-day festival, it starts on the fourth day of Hindu Lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar

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Ramnagar Ramlila

23rd September 2018 - 24th October 2018

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

10th October 2018 - 19th October 2018

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

15th October 2018 - 19th October 2018

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)

19th October 2018

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

Bali Jatra Festival

4th November 2018 - 10th November 2018

Bali Yatra is held on the full moon day and is celebrated widely by the people of Odisha. Visiting the place during the festival you would witness the rich culture of the Odisha. Because of its culture and vibrancy, the state illuminates during this festival which has become popular among the tourists across the globe.

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Deepawali

7th November 2018

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness

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Guru Nanak Jayanti

23rd November 2018
Golden Temple, Amritsar,

Guru Nanak Jayanti positions among the well known celebrations in India. It is celebrated to mark the birth of Guru Nanak Sahib and is praised with incredible enthusiasm in the state of Punjab where the Sikh religion is broadly common. Punjabi people group in different states additionally commend the celebration. The birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib generally falls on Kartik Puranmashi which is the full moon day of the month Kartik as per the Indian date-book. Guru Nanak Jayanti is…

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December 2018

Christmas

25th December 2018
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