Top 10 Festivals of Uttar Pradesh

Usha Biswal Rout

04, Jan 2017 @ 12:51 AM
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Start Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2017                     End Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Venue: Uttar Pradesh, India
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Top 10 Festivals of Uttar Pradesh : mentions most awaited and upcoming top 10 Festivals of Uttar Pradesh as follows. Uttar Pradesh is one of the top travel spots in India where you can find all type of colorful festivals celebrated by all communities people. If you want to plan your tour to this Indian State? you should not forget to attend the cultural and traditional festivals of Uttar Pradesh.

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The 'festival of lights' Diwali is a five-day Hindu celebration in the state which begins on Dhanteras with great pomp and show. Generally the festival falls during the months of October and November when people lit diyas and decorate their house with Rangoli.


Kumbh Mela is the largest Hindu pilgrimage where millions of people gather together to take a spiritual bathe in a sacred river, popularly known as Sangam. It is held at every third year at one of the four places namely Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain.


Ram Navami is the famous Hindu festival which marks the birth of Lord Rama who is the 7th incarnation of Dashavatara of Vishnu. It is celebrated on the ninth day of the month of Chaitra during the Shukla Paksha of Navami.


The most colorful festival of Lath Mar Holi is very famous in Barsana near Mathura which takes place just few days before actual Holi. Ladies are find hitting sticks (laths) at each men as the common tradition during this fest.


Celebrated in the respect of Lord Shiva every year, Maha Sivratri is the popular night when huge puja of Shiva is organized. The puja involves chanting of mantras by group of pundits the entire night and devotees also keep fast the whole day Maha Shivaratri.


Krishna Janmashtami is rejoiced widely throughout the state when people celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna who is the eighth avatar of Vishnu. The festival is enjoyed at night when the lights are turned off just few seconds before 12 O’ clock. After 12 O’ clock lights are turned on and prasad is distributed to the devotees.


Eid or Eid-ul-Fitr is also known as Feast of Breaking the Fast is a main religious festival of Muslims that basically is the end of Ramadan. Eid is the breaking of whole 29 or 30 days fasting which is kept during the Islamic holy month. People celebrate this day by organizing Eid party and preparing lots of mouth-watering eatables.


Buddha Purnima or Vesak is a traditional Buddhist festival which marks the celebration of birth, enlightenment and even death of Gautam Buddha. The dates of Buddha Purnima vary according to the different traditions which depend on Buddhist calendar.


Hanuman Jayanti is dedicated to the celebration of birthday of passionate devotee of Lord Rama, Hanuman. On this day devotees of Lord Hanuman visit Hanuman temples for worship and many keep fast. Jayanti falls on the 15th day Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month.


Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra is a most popular Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana and Goddess Durga over devil Mahishasura. It is celebrated on the tenth day after Navratri by burning the effigy of Ravana at night.

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