India is a nation of different cultures and traditions. Each festival had a unique style of celebration. Indian festivals reflect the nation’s culture and legacy. Indians used to celebrate every festival wholeheartedly with great consistency. Every woman will sparkle in the traditional ethnic wear and stepping for the rythm.
October is a festival month with bountiful celebrations and vibrant festivals. It starts with Navratri puja and lasts until Diwali and Bhai Dorji. October is a joyous month with a huge number of festivals and celebrations. Every Indian family will celebrate with great feast and pomp.
List of top 5 Popular Festivals in October:
Navaratri or Durga Pooja is a 9 day festival with long-lasting celebrations. It is celebrated with great pomp in the Northern state of Gujarat. A religious fasting regime will be followed in Gujarat. To worship the Goddesses Amba in 9 different avatars, Garba and Dandiya dances will be performed by the people. The main cuisines of this festival are Singoda ki Kheer and Mandavi Paak. Women are dressed up in a traditional sarees and step up for the beats of Garba.
Celebrated Date 2019: 29th September- 7th October
Diwali is celebrated throughout India and is also known as the festival of lights. It is the most popular festival in India and also gained prominence all over the world. Diwali will fall mostly in October and November. It is one of the major events in October which will be celebrated throughout the Nation. Almost every community in India will celebrate this festival.
The reason for the celebration of this festival is after 14 years of exile, Lord Rama along with Sita Devi and Lakshmana entered Ayodhya. On this great day, every house is decorated with rangolis, lights and diyas. People will distribute gifts, burst crackers and eat sweets. Every house is filled with burning lights of clay diyas.
Celebrated Date 2019: 27th October
- India Art Festival:
India Art Festival is the most contemporary art festival celebrated in New Delhi. It is one of the major events celebrated in October. This festival gathers art buyers, buffs, history freaks, connoisseurs, critics and publishers for the exhibitions and seminars. The main motive of this festival is to provide a platform for business and social networking in the field of arts & culture. It showcases excellent art pieces. The major attractions of this festival are sculptures, painters and Artworks of artists.
Celebrated Date 2019: Unlike every year, this will be celebrated in New Delhi from 14th to 17th November
- Marwar Festival:
Marwar festival will be celebrated in the locations of Jodhpur and Rajasthan. It is one of the colourful Indian festivals which explores the colours of courage. It will be celebrated for 2 days during Sharad Purnima. It showcases the traditional music and dances of Rajasthani rulers which reflects the gallantry and passion. Dance and music performances will be held in Mehrangarh fort, Mandore and Umaid Bhawan Palace. The major attractions of this festival are Horse polo, camel Tattoo shows, magic shows, Horse riding, puppet shows.
Celebrated Date 2019: 12th October – 13th October
Dussehra will be celebrated all over India with most delight and joyfulness. It is a mark for the demise of Kumbhkarna, Meghnath and Ravana. It is also well known as Vijaya Dashami. Together with Navratri, Ramlila was enforced for nine days and the 10th day – Dussehra – was celebrated with the enactment of Ravan Dahan. The major attractions of this festival are burning the effigies of Meghnath, Kumbhakarna and Ravana.
Celebrated Date 2019: 8th October – 15th October
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