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

March (Phalgun)

March brings with itself a plethora of celebrations, as the spring season marks its arrival with Chapchar Kut (हिंदी) on the first Friday of this month. The festival of colors - Holi (हिंदी) will be celebrated on the 10th of March and the much awaited Holla Mohalla (हिंदी) between 10th-12th March. Both await to spread joy and happiness all over the country welcoming other festivals and fairs in the row.

People of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka will celebrate their New Year with Ugadi/Gudi Padwa (हिंदी) on 25th of March. Gangaur Festival (हिंदी) will be celebrated on 27th March. Gangaur is a colorful festival of Rajasthan and some parts of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat as well wherein consorts of Lord Shiva and Gauri are worshiped by married and unmarried women to gain blessings of health, long life and marital bliss.

You shouldn't miss the upcoming Mewar Festival (हिंदी) , and the Kaila Devi Mela (हिंदी) 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, Meena Sankranti (हिंदी) are also a part of this month. With Chaitra Navratri (हिंदी) beginning on the 25th of March this week will attract huge crowd to the temples and at the banks of the holy Ganges. Auspicious days of Sheetla Asthami (हिंदी) , Papmochani Ekadashi (हिंदी) are also part of this month.

In case you are a nature lover or a fitness conscious person or both, we'd suggest you to join the International Yoga Week (हिंदी) 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 (हिंदी) , No Smoking Day (हिंदी) , World Forestry Day (हिंदी) , World TB Day (हिंदी) and World Meteorological Day (हिंदी) which holds great significance to the world falls in the month of March.

Some other important festivals in line are Dadu Dayal Jayanti (हिंदी) , Saint Tuka Ram Jayanti (हिंदी) and Thirunakkara Arattu (हिंदी) .

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