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September 2018

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

September 2 - September 3

Janmashtami is the birth date of Lord Krishna—the day he made his earthly appearance. According to mythological texts, Shri Krishna was born in the month of BHadrapad, on the eight day of the dark fortnight. And if this day coincides with the Rohini Nakshatra, then it is considered even luckier and that year, this day is also celebrated as Sri Krishna’s birth anniversary.

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Neelamperoor Padayani

September 9
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

September 13 - September 23

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

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

Bali Jatra Festival

November 4 - November 10

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

November 7
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Guru Nanak Jayanti

November 23
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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