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

September (Bhadrapada – Ashvin):

India is predominantly known as the land of festivals. It is a country where you will find many traditional and religious people celebrating the essence and soul of every festival, all throughout the year. May it be our Independence or any other day, Indians showcase the same fervor and bent towards each merrymaking every time.

Likewise, the month September brings in a lot a festivals to be celebrated. Beginning with our favorite Teacher's Day, on the 5th; which is a very special day dedicated to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. On this day, students from all around the world honor their beloved teachers by organizing activities like skits, mimicry and talent performances for them in schools and other institutions. Cards and gifts are commonly exchanged on this day to showcase respect and love for the Gurus.

This year, Krishna Janamashtami is on 2nd of September. Janamashtami is the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Devotees from all around the world gather together at midnight to celebrate the birth of Kaanha. Places like Mathura, Vrindavan hold special importance to the history of Janamashtami, and so are flocked with people to witness the enchanting prayers and various other celebrations.

On September 13th this year, people of India, especially Maharashtra will be celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. This will mark the commencement of a 10 day long festival period wherein the idols of Lord Ganesha are installed and worshiped by people all throughout.

This month Hartalika Teej and Kanya Sankranti will be celebrated with great pomp and show on 12th and 17th respectively. Fasting will be observed on Aja Ekadashi, Bhadrapada Purnima and Rishi Panchmi.

This year Muḥarram falls on 21th September. Other festivals falling in the month of September this year are Anant Chaturthi and Vishwakarma Puja.

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