Top 10 festivals in BIHAR

Usha Biswal Rout

03, Jan 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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Start Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2017                     End Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Venue: Bihar, India
Related to: Bihar Travel Guide

A state in the northern India, Bihar is a popular destination in the list of India Travel Spot which contains superb sightseeing options. Like other India travel spots, Bihar also celebrates plethora of festivals. Upcoming festivals of Bihar, top 10 festivals of Bihar.

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Chhath Chhath also known as Surya Shashti is an eminent Hindu festival in Bihar dedicated to Sun God, Surya. Chhath puja is conducted on this day for the welfare of friends and family members. It’s a four days festival during which devotees give up water, keep fast, stand in water for long and also go for holy bathing.

Diwali The excessively popular festival of Diwali throughout India is widely celebrated in Bihar with huge fun. The merriment involves Ganesha and Lakshami puja followed by glowing fireworks by children and adults too.

Teej One of the most significant festivals in Bihar is Teej which generally falls on the third day after Amavasya and on the third day after full moon night every month. It’s basically the fest for women dedicated to Goddess Parvati.

Makar Sankranti Considered as the most special festival in India, Makar Sankranti is celebrated by the masses in Bihar every year. The day basically marks the harvest festival which mostly falls on 14th of January every year. It is the only Hindu festival which falls on the same day every year with some expectations.

Eid al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr is rejoiced thoroughly by the entire Muslim community in Bihar which is held every year after the sacred month of Ramadan. Muslims offer their prayers in the morning and later celebrate with full enjoyment in the evening with delicious feast.

Rama Navami Rama Navami is a spiritual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama on the ninth day of the month of Chaitra. Lord Rama is believed to be the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu so devotees offer prayers in temples on this day.

Maha Shivaratri Maha Shivaratri is a rich Hindu festival religiously celebrated by the masses in Bihar which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On this day devotees worship Lord Shiva and follow strict rituals by offering water, milk, ‘bel’ leaves, fruits and water in order to earn the blessings.

Durga Puja Durga Puja is a huge festival in Bihar celebrated with much gaiety amongst Hindu. It’s a six days festival also known as Durgotsava on which worship of Goddess Durga is carried out by devotees. On this day Goddess Durga conquered the evil Mahishasura.

Bhai Dooj Bhai Dooj is a Hindu fest in Bihar which is celebrated throughout India with much fervor. The day falls on the last day after Diwali on which sisters perform Tika ceremony of their brothers usually standing in the river Yamuna as per the real tradition.

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