Festivals of India 2015
Indian Festivals are celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the colours of Indian Heritage. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of saints and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the New Year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion... Read More
March brings with itself a plethora of celebrations, as the spring season marks its arrival with Chapchar Kut on the first Friday of this month. The festival of colors - Holi, is clashing with Holla Mohalla on the 6th of March. Both await to spread joy and happiness all over the country welcoming other festivals and fairs in the row.
You shouldn't miss the upcoming Mewar Festival and the Kaila Devi Mela to get a delightful insight of the
Rajasthani art and culture. With this in mind, do not forget that the auspicious days of Amalaki Ekadashi, Sheetla Ashtami, Meena Sankranti, Papamochani Ekadashi and Shukrodaya Ekadashi are also a part of this month. With Chaitra Navratri beginning on 21st of March, and Ram Navami on the 28th, this week will attract huge crowd to the temples and at the banks of the holy Ganges.
People of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka will celebrate their New Year with Ugadi or Gudi Padwa on 21st of March.
In case you are a nature lover or a fitness conscious person or both, we'd suggest you to join the International Yoga Week from the 1st of this month itself to be conducted in the serene and peaceful mountains of Rishikesh for a span of seven days.
The days of International importance like the International Women's Day, No Smoking Day, World Forestry Day, World Military Day, World TB Day and World Meteorological Day which hold great significance to the world falls in the month of March.
Some other important festivals in line are Gangaur Festival, Dadu Dyal Jayanti, Saint Tuka Ram Jayanti and Thirunakkara Arattu.
Explore and enjoy the panorama of Festivals / Fairs / Melas celebrated in India.