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
Festivals in October 2014
October 2014 (Ashwin / Karthik):
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. Like other months, October opens its basket of varied important festivals which are celebrated unanimously all over the country.
The month of October begins with Gandhi Jayanti which scripts the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
October corresponds to the Hindu months of Ashwin and Karthik making this month special for the Hindu community with the festivities of Durga Puja, Navratri, Dussehra and Sharad Purnima falling on this month.
October witnesses the mother of all festivals for the Hindus - Diwali. The festival of lights will be celebrated this October along with Dhanteras and Karwa Chauth. The much awaited festival of Bhai Dooj is also celebrated where sisters pray for health and wealth for their brothers. Another important festival that falls on this month is Chhath Puja celebrated especially in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
October also hosts the much awaited festival of Bakrid, celebrated with fun and frolic all around. The most incredible aspect of the month of October is the special regional celebrations of festivals, fairs and carnivals like Kati Bihu, Phool walo ki Sair, Autumn Festival, Barabanki Mela, Mysore Dasara Fair, Rajgir Dance Festival, Cape Festival and many more.
Explore and enjoy the panorama of Festivals / Fairs / Melas in the month of October.