Karnataka has a multi-religious and a multi-cultural population. Hence a variety of festivals are held in the state. Karnataka like most of its southern neighbors has several temples which also account for a number of festivals being held each year. Dussehra, the most important Hindu festival is celebrated with extravagance over a period of ten days. This festival was started by the rulers of the Vijaynagar Empire. Other festivals celebrated in Karnataka are Ugadi, Karaga celebrated at the Darmaraya Temple and Rajyotsava day. Makara Samkramana, Ram Navami, Krishna Janamashtam, Ganesh Chaturhti and Diwali are the other festivals celebrated in Karnataka along with the rest of the country. The fairs which are held in Karnataka are Sri Vithappa Fair, the Godachi Fair, Shri Yellamma Devi Fair and Banashankari Devi Fair. For more information on Karnataka visit http://www.karnatakaonline.in/about 

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List of Festivals in Karnataka

New Year's Day
Makar Sankranti
Pongal
Maha Shivratri
Holi  
Gudi Padava / Ugadi
Ram Navami
Mahavir Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti
Good Friday
Easter
Ramadan (Roza)
Buddha Poornima
Eid-ul-Fitr
Raksha Bandhan
Krishna Janamashtami
Ganesh Chaturhti
Maha Navratri
Dussehra
Rajyotsava day
Diwali
Lumbini Festival
Christmas Day

 

 

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