India is a land of diversification. Every state has its unique art, culture and tradition. The one thing that is common for all states is the celebration of individual culture and tradition.
Indians celebrate their beliefs, culture and tradition in the form of festivals. Every festival has its own specific characteristics. Festivals in India are celebrated season-wise and state-wise.
The main reason for the celebration of these festivals is to spread happiness and strengthen the bond between friends and family. Many festivals are local and are held on different dates each year. A few are set according to the lunar calendar. The relevance of festivals in India is to honour a deity at a particular temple, celebrate the agriculture cycle or a religious story or event.
This article gives detailed information about all the Indian festivals of different states.
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List of Indian Festivals
The list of the Indian festivals mentioned below are stated in the following order:
State- Specific Festivals of India
The state-specific Indian festivals are listed below:
|State||List of Indian Festivals|
|Andhra Pradesh||Dasara, Ugadi, Deccan Festival, Brahmotsavam|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Reh, Boori Boot, Myoko, Dree, Pongtu, Losar, Murung, Solang, Mopin, Monpa festival|
|Assam||Ambubachi, Bhogali Bihu, Baishagu, Dehing Patkai|
|Bihar||Chhath Puja, Bihula|
|Chhattisgarh||Maghi Purnima, Bastar Dussehra|
|Goa||Sunburn festival, Ladain, Mando|
|Gujarat||Navratri, Janmashtami, Kutch Utsav, Uttarayana|
|Himachal Pradesh||Rakhadumni, Gochi Festival|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Har Navami, Chhari, Bahu Mela, Dosmoche,|
|Jharkhand||Karam Utsav, Holi, Rohini, Tusu|
|Karnataka||Mysore Dasara, Ugadi|
|Madhya Pradesh||Lok-rang Utsav, Tejaji, Khujaraho festival|
|Meghalaya||Nongkrem festival, Khasis festival, Wangla, Sajibu Cheiraoba|
|Maharashtra||Ganesh Utsav, Gudi Padva|
|Manipur||Yaoshang, Porag, Chavang Kut|
|Nagaland||Hornbill festival, Moatsu Festival|
|Odisha||Rath Yatra, Raja Parba, Nukahai|
|Rajasthan||Gangaur, Teej, Bundi|
|Sikkim||Losar, Saga Dawa|
|Tamil Nadu||Pongal, Thaipusam, Natyanjali Festival|
|West Bengal||Durga Puja|
|Uttar Pradesh||Ram Navmi, Ganga Mahotsav, Navaratri, Khichdi|
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List of (Season-specific) Harvest Festivals in India
|Ladakh harvest festival||September|
East & West India
|Ka Pomblang Nongkrem||November|
Interesting Facts about Festivals in India
- Tihar is one of the festivals of India that is dedicated to certain animals, things besides gods. They are classified as day of dogs (Kukur Tihar), day of cows (Gai Tihar), etc.
- Snake Boat Races are held in Kerala and several dozens of men race on a boat in Kerala’s waterways and canals.
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Frequently Asked Questions on List of Indian Festivals
Q 1. Which Indian festival marks the end of the winter solstice and harvesting of the rabi crops and is celebrated in North India?
Q 2. Which is the most famous festival celebrated in Assam?
Q 3. Which are the famous festivals of South India?
Ans. Given below is a list of Indian Festivals, famously celebrated in the southern part of the country:
- Thrissur Pooram