Art and Culture – Fairs and Festivals of India (Snippets for Prelims)

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Art & Culture

Fairs and Festivals of India

HINDU FESTIVALS
  • Maha Kumbh Mela (held 4 times in 12 years at Haridwar,
  • Ujjain,
  • Nasik and Prayag i.e. Allahabad,
  • Vasanta Panchami,
  • Shivaratri,
  • Holi,
  • Rama Navami,
  • Vaisakhi,
  • Ganga Dussehra,
  • Deva Shayani Ekadeshi,
  • Naga Panchami,
  • Raksha Bandhan,
  • Ganesh Chaturthi,
  • Krishna Janmashtami,
  • Pitrapaksh,
  • Navaratri,
  • Dussehra,
  • Diwali (or Deepawali),
  • Kartiki Puniima,
  • Deva Prabodhani Ekadeshi.
Muslim Festivals
  • Muharram,
  • Shab-i-Barat,
  • Ramzan (or Ramadan),
  • Id-ul-Zuha (or Azha or Bakra-Id),
  • Barawafat (or Id-i-Milad),
  • Giarahvin Sharif,
  • Urs.
Christian Festivals
  • Christmas,
  • Good Friday,
  • Easter.
Sikh Festivals
  • Baisakhi,
  • Guruparb,
  • Jaistha,
  • Lohri
Buddhist Festivals
  • Buddha,
  • Jayanti
Jain Festivals
  • Mahavira Jayanti,
  • Paryushan,
  • Ashtanika,
  • Arathyatra
Parsi Festivals
  • Jamshed-i-Navroz,
  • Khordad Sal,
  • Pateti.
Secular Festivals
  • Republic Day,
  • Gandhi Jayanti,
  • Children Day.

 

Regional Festivals

Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
  • Pongal
  • Tyagaraja Festival,
  • Brahmotsavam,
  • Teppem,
  • Tamil and Telugu New Year Day,
  • Madural River Festival.
  • Kaveri River Festival,
  • Festival at Velanganni,
  • Karthika Festival,
  • Vaikuntha Ekadeshi,
  • St. Thomas’ Day,
  • Fire-Walking Festival.
Arunachal Pradesh:
  • Solung-Adi,
  • Mopin-Adi,
  • Murung,
  • Buddha Mahotsava.
Assam
  • Bhageli Bihu,
  • Bohag Bihu (or Rangali Bihu),
  • Kati Bihu (or Rangati Bihu).
Bengal
  • Gangasagar Mela,
  • Ramakrishna Utsav,
  • Dol Purnima,
  • Jalpesh Mela,
  • Naba Barsha.
Bihar
  • Chhath,
  • Sarhul,
  • Ramnavami
Chhattisgarh
  • Bhoramdeo,
  • Pola,
  • Teeja Festival.
Goa
  • Zatra at Cansaulim,
  • Feast of St. Francis Xavier,
  • Carnival
Gujarat
  • Navratri,
  • Modhera,
  • Dhuleti.
Himachal Pradesh
  • Lohri,
  • Gochi,
  • Phulaich,
  • Minjar Mela,
  • Jwalamukhi Fair
Karnataka
  • Makara Sankranti,
  • Ugadi,
  • Karago,
  • Feast of St. Philomena,
  • Dasahra,
  • Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Bande Nawaz Chisti,
  • Headannointing Ceremony (At SravanbeLagola)
Jammu and Kashmir
  • Nav Warih,
  • Sont,
  • Vaisakhi,
  • Jeth Ashtami,
  • Mela Hemis Gompa,
  • Har Navami,
  • Pilgrimage to Amarnath Cave (Chhari Festival),
  • Urs Shah Hamadan,
  • Kichri Amavasya.
Jharkhand
  • Sohrai,
  • Sarhul.
Kerala
  • Thye Pongal,
  • Vishu,
  • Poorum,
  • Onam.
Maharashtra
  • Gudi Padva,
  • Dev Divali,
  • Navratri,
  • Ganpati Festival.
Manipur
  • Yaosang,
  • Kang,
  • Ningol Chakouba,
  • Chumpha.
Odisha
  • Car Festival (at Puri) Bada Osha,
  • Nuakhai.
Mizoram
  • Minikut,
  • Pawl Kut.
Nagaland
  • Nazu,
  • Yemshe,
  • Tuluni Festival.
Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
  • Gangaur,
  • Teej,
  • Pushkar fair,
  • Ghaila,
  • Urs at Ajmer Sharif.
Punjab
  • Chappar mela.
Puducherry
  • Mascarade,
  • Masi Magam Festival.
Sikkim
  • Soga Dawa,
  • Phang,
  • Lhabsol,
  • Losoong.
Tripura
  • Karchi Puja,
  • Khatarua,
  • Ker Puja,
  • Tripureshvari Temple Festival.
Uttarakhand
  • Bhitauli,
  • Chhipla Jaat.
Uttar Pradesh
  • Brahmotsav,
  • Ram Navami,
  • Bharat Milap,
  • Sravana Festival,
  • Ban Yatra,
  • Dussehra,
  • Kans Ka Mela.

 

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2 Comments on “Art and Culture – Fairs and Festivals of India (Snippets for Prelims)”

  1. There are many festival’s of arunachal Pradesh which is left out.
    1.Dree- apatani(tribe)
    2.losar-Monpa tribe
    3.Tamladu-Mishmi tribe
    4.Mopin- Galo
    5.Boori Boot-Nyishi
    6.Nyokum- Nyishi
    7.Nechido-Aka
    8.Chalo- Loku- Tangsha
    9.Longte-Nyishi
    10.Oriah/oijale-Wancho
    11.Reh- Idu
    12.Sanken- Khamti and singpho
    13.Si-Donyi-Tagin.

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