Fairs & Festivals
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The colorful kaleidoscope of Indian festivals and fairs – as diverse as the land, is an expression of the spirit of celebration that is an essential part of the country.
Observed with enthusiasm and gaiety, festivals are like gems, ornamenting the crown of Indian culture. Packed with fun and excitement, festivals are occasions to clean and decorate houses, to get together, gifts, new attire, dance music and rituals, all add to their joyful
rhythm. It is a time for prayer, for pageantry and procession… a time to rejoice…
Here are some of the major festivals which are joyfully celebrated in different parts of the land of festivities called; Incredible India…
Famous for its Cultural events, camel races, turban tying competitions, even best moustache competition etc., desert festival of Jaisalmer also called as Rajasthan Desert Festival is celebrated in the Month of February.
Mainly celebrated in the northern part of India, this festival of colors falls in the later half of March month. The festival is celebrated in different ways
around the country, the most famous one being in Mathura. Here, the festival lasts for 16 days, and is primarily played with flowers.
The Festival of Chariots of Lord Jagannatha is celebrated every year mostly in July at Puri, the temple town in Orissa. The presiding deities of the main temple, Sri Mandira, Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, with the celestial wheel Sudarshana are taken out from the temple precincts in an elaborate ritual procession to their respective chariots.