If you visit India in October you will have the opportunity to see and join a lot of interesting festivals. Some of these festivals can be fun or can even seem strange, as some of them are deeply religious. Also, the most important fact about these impressive festivals is that they are attended by thousands of visitors every year. One of the most popular festivals in India is Diwali. This festival brings in the Hindi New Year. Diwali is also known as the festival of lights and stretches out on five days of celebration. You really should not miss this truly impressive festival. Here are some festivals that you can attend this October.
1. Ramnagar Ramlila
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This festival is one of the oldest in India. Here, you can enjoy a performance of the Ramayana epic which includes a series of scenes that feature narration, songs, dialogue and recitals. This festival takes place over a month and stars with the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as Rama.
2. Mysore Dussehra
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Mysore Dussehra is held on the streets of Mysore city. At this festival the main attraction is the idol of the Goddes Chamundeshwari. You can see it placed in a golden howdah, on the top of a decorated elephant. You can also attend a torch-light parade placed at the Bannimantap grounds on the edge of the town. This festival features daredevil stunts, fireworks and laser shows.
3. Durga Puja
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This festival is held in honor of warrior Goddess Durga. You can see wonderful handcrafted statues of Durga installed in almost every part of the city during this festival. The festival lasted four days and came to an end on Saturday. Before the immersion ceremony, men and children exchanged greetings.
4. Ashwa Poojan
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In Hindu traditions, a horse has a very important religious significance. Horses are the symbol of power, loyalty and self-respect. Attending this festival will help you learn more about the special relationship between the warrior and his horse. The main attraction of this festival is the mouthwatering Rajasthani cuisine.
5. Jaipur Shopping Festival
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This festival is all about shopping and trades. This year is celebrated its third edition and it promises to be huge. The Jaipur Shopping Festival lasts over a month and it features all kind of fun events, music, collateral shows and gala celebrations.
6. Kota Dussehra
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The main attraction at this festival is the big fair, also known as mela, with a rural charm. More than 74 feet tall effigies of the demons Kumbhakarana, Megnath and Ravana are burnt on Dusshera day. This festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Villagers are dressed in multi-colored clothes and offer prayers to Lord Rama and its victory over Ravana.
7. Matasya Festival
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This festival is one of the most important in Rajasthani. Here you can enjoy the heritage, funfairs, colorful customs and the city’s culture at its best. The main attractions are sport competitions, exhibitions, singing performances, folk music and of course dances. The Matasya Festival is based on showing respect to the forefathers and their culture.
Indian festivals are some of the most interesting and impressive festivals in the world. You must attend at least some of these festivals during an Indian vacation. What do you think about Kota Dussehra festival?
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