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Home>>West India>>Maharashtra>>Fair-Festivals of Maharashtra

Fair-Festivals of Maharastra

Banganga Festival, Banganga Festival travel, Banganga Festival of Maharashtra, Fair and Festival of Maharashtra Banganga Festival

Banganga Festival is a two-day long heritage music festival. The festival, which began in 1992, has a fascinating legend behind it.

Bhaubeej

Bhaubeej is brother-sister occasion celebrated on the fifth day of Deewali. Basundi poori or shrikhand poori are prepared for this occasion.

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Changdeo Fair, Changdeo Fair travel, Changdeo Fair of Maharashtra, Fair and Festival of Maharashtra, Maharashtra fairs Changdeo Fair

Changdeo in Maharashtra is regarded to be a sacred place as of Purna and Tapi rivers. People flock here once a year to take a divine dip.

Cuisine

The cuisine of Maharashtra is mainly influenced by the landscape, the people and the crops grown in various regions. It is not only memorable for its subtle variety and strong flavours, but also because of the legendary hospitality of Maharashtrians.

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Elephanta Festival

It is the site of the Elephanta Festival, the tranquil abode of Lord Shiva, just one-and-a-half-hour's journey by motor launch from Mumbai. Once known as Puri or Gharapuri, the island was the proud capital of a powerful coastal kingdom.

Ellora Festival

This festival, which is organised by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) in the month of March showcases the best talents from across the country in the field of classical music and dance.

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Ganesh Chaturthi

Lord Ganesh is the most respected God in Maharashtra, so as the Ganesh Chaturthi, most important festival. The festival falls on the 4th day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada (August - September). People buy Ganesh images to keep in their houses as a divine guest for five to ten days.

Ganesh Festival

Celebrated with a lot of merrymaking and gaiety, the Ganesh Festival is enthusiastic to the Lord Ganesha - the harbinger of good fortune and success.

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Ganga Dashahara

River Ganga is known as Tripathaga, or the 'Three Path River', as it is supposed that the river flows in three worlds - in paradise it is called Mandakini, on earth the Ganges (or Ganga), and in the nether region the Bhagirathi.

Gokul Ashtami

The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated on Gokul Ashtami or Janmashtami. Most devotees fast till midnight and when the birth of Lord Krishna is announced, they eat a cheerful preparation of rice, butter, yogurt, puris and potatoes.

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Gudi Padava

Maharashtran New Year's Day is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month Chaitra (March-April). This festival is known as the Gudhi Padava in Maharshtra. This day marks the start of the Hindu solar year.

Jiviti Puja

Married Maharashtrian women complete Jivti Puja on any one of the Fridays in the month of Shravan (July-August). Jivti is an incarnation of Parvati, a goddess who is believed to protect children.

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Kala Ghoda Festival

Kala Ghoda Festival is held on Sundays between November and January months close to Jehangir Art Gallery at Mumbai. Kala Ghoda Festival is a celebration of arts and crafts that brings together the works of artistes in the fields of music, dance, theatre and film.

Kalidas Festival

The Kalidas Festival celebrated in November every year at Nagpur is organized by MTDC. The festival is celebrated over two exciting days and nights. Kalidas festival commemorates one of the greatest poets of all times, 'Kalidasa' (4th century AD).

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Khuldabad Urs

Khulabad is a place located at a distance of 5 km from the Ellora caves and 22 km from Aurangabad on the Aurangabad-Ellora path. This place is also known as the 'valley of saints' because of vast presence of Sufi saints.

Kiran Utsav

Kiran Utsav is one of the well-liked festivals in India. It is organized at Mahalaxmi Temple of Kolhapur district in Maharashtra on 31st January, 1st February, and 9th, 10th, and 11th November every year. Goddess Laxmi is worshipped throughout this festival.

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Kumbh Mela, Kumbh Mela travel, Kumbh Mela of Maharashtra, Fair and Festival of Maharashtra, Maharashtra fairs festivals

Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is the most significant Hindu spiritual gathering in India that comes once every three years, revolving among four major Hindu pilgrim centers of India - Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik.

Maharashtra Day

Maharashtra attained statehood on 1st May 1960. So, the day is ordered as Maharashtra Day in Maharashtra. The state government organizes the major function in Mumbai. Maharashtra Day is held at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai.

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Mahavir Jayanti

The birth anniversary of the 24th and the last Tirthankara of the Jains, Vardhman Mahavir, the founder of Jainism, is celebrated by the Jain community in March.

Mount Mary

Mount Mary's Festival is celebrated for single week through September at Mount Mary Church, Bandra in the suburbs of Mumbai, Maharashtra. This fair, which is also commonly known as the Bandra fair is celebrated on the occasion of Mother Mary's birthday.

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Muharram

This Muslim festival of mourning is observed in the first month of the Hijra year, Muharram. The festival commemorates the martyrdom of the prophet Mohammed's grandson- Hazrat Imam Hussein.

Nag Panchami

Nag Panchami is the festival of snakes. Offerings are made to snake images and snake charmers flock into the city with real snakes to celebrate the festival in respect of Serpent Ananta, upon whose coils Lord Vishnu rests

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Celebrated in the month of August, the Nariel Purnima or coconut day is dedicated to the sea god Varuna. This festival marks the end of the monsoons and is celebrated by the fishermen of Maharashtra.

Navaratra Mahalaxmi Fair

Navaratra Mahalaxmi Fair is celebrated for ten days from Ashvina Sud.1 to Ashvina Sud. 10 at Navaratra Mahalaxmi Temple of Jalgaon district in Maharashtra. Devotees are mostly from Jalgaon town and nearby villages.

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Palkhi Festival, Palkhi Festival travel, Palkhi Festival of Maharashtra, Fair and Festival of Maharashtra, Maharashtra Palkhi Festival

Palki festival showcases the unique feature of the Maharashtrian culture. This is a 1000-year-old tradition, which has been following by the warkaris (people who follow the wari, a fundamental ritual). People perform collective singing, dancing,

Parsi New Year

Mumbai's Zoroastrian community commemorates its forefather's escape from Persia by conducting rituals at fire temples, visiting friends and indulging in legendary feasting.

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The harvest fair is celebrated by farmers all over Maharashtra. On this day bullocks, which are an integral part of the agricultural chores and consequently the village economy, are honored.

Pune Festival

Pune festival is held between August and September during Ganesh Mahotsav. It is the biggest festival of Pune. The festival goes for ten days - starts with the installation of idols of Lord Ganesha on the first day to immersion of the Lord's idols on the tenth day.

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This spectacular chariot festival is held at the famous Jagannath Temple at Puri. Images of Lord Jagannath- the Lord of the Universe, his sister Subhadra and brother Balbhadra are taken out in procession in three immense chariots.

Shivaji Jayanti

Shivaji Maharaj was the greatest ruler of Maharashtra. So, Maharashtrians have a great regard for this Maratha ruler. To give a respect, the birthday of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated on huge scale on February 19th every year.

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Shrirama Rathodsava

Shrirama Rathotsava Mandir, which belongs to the Peshwa period, is located near Jalgaon, Maharashtra. Shrirama Rathotsava Fair is celebrated annually in this temple between October and November months to give a special veneration to the deities.

Snake Festival

Snakes festival is celebrated for 8-10 days at the small town of Battis Shirala, Maharashtra, which is 50 km from Kolhapur. The festival is celebrated on the onset of the monsoons, and it is believed to counter the increased opportunity of snakebites for the duration of this time.

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Wat Poornima, Wat Poornima travel, Wat Poornima of Maharashtra, Fair and Festival of Maharashtra, Maharashtra fairs Wat Poornima

Wat Pournima is the festival for Maharashtrian women, which is famous in the month of Jesht (May-June). Women observe a fast and tie threads around a banyan tree and pray for the same husband in every birth.

 

More Fair and Festivals in Maharashtra  

>> Banganga Festival

>> Bhaubeej

>> Changdeo Fair

>> Cuisine

>> Elephanta Festival

>> Ellora Festival

>> Ganesh Chaturthi

>> Ganesh Festival

>> Ganga Dashahara

>> Gokul Ashtami

>> Gudi Padava

>> Jiviti Puja

>> Kala Ghoda Festival

>> Kalidas Festival

>> Khuldabad Urs

>> Kiran Utsav

>> Kumbh Mela

>> Maharashtra Day

>> Mahavir Jayanti

>> Mount Mary

>> Muharram

>> Nag Panchami

>> Narali Poornima

>> Navaratra Mahalaxmi Fair

>> Palkhi Festival

>> Parsi New Year

>> Pola

>> Pune Festival

>> Rath Yatra

>> Shivaji Jayanti

>> Shrirama Rathodsava

>> Snake Festival

>> Wat Poornima

 

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