Festivals of India 2014
Indian Festivals 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 divine beings, 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 2014 (Phalgun):
India is a fascinating land of festivals where each festival is marked with a deep philosophical implication and presents an unmatched diction to the splendor of that particular carnival. March begins with advent of spring, refreshing the air with the sweet smell of flowers all around.
The festival of colours- Holi will mark its presence in this blooming month of March. Colours of joy will spread across the country followed by many more fairs and festivals. We have many events coming up in March, like ,International Women’s Day, No Smoking Day, World Book Day, World TB Day, World Forestry Day that are of International relevance.
March begins with the International Yoga Week , amidst the serene beauty of Rishikesh mountains. People from far off, come here for the peace and dedicate a week to yoga practices. There are also a few cultural fairs and shows coming up this March, like the Elephant festival in Jaipur, where you get to see numerous elephants, all dressed up and painted. Visitors can enjoy a good polo match, elephant parade, tug of war and much more.
This month is also the beginning of Chaitra Navratri dedicated to Goddess Durga, which will continue till April 8. People of Maharashtra, Andhra and Karnataka celebrate their New Year with Ugadi or Gudi Padwa at month-end. This year, March will witness the biannual fair of Rajasthan – Karni Mata Fair which is celebrated in Nokha, 60kms from Bikaner
Explore and enjoy the panorama of Festivals / Fairs / Melas in the month of March.