India Festivals and Events -March 2018

India Festivals and Events -March 2018

Go with all your heart and enjoy the real charm and enthusiasm of the best festivals fall in March.

International Yoga Festival
Date: March 1-7, 2018.
Venue: Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
India is known as the cradle of yoga vidhya. That why India plays an important role in the celebration of International Yoga Festival. On this occasion more than 400 people around  the world gather and celebrate with yoga classes and from the world class expert masters and with various discussions of leading spiritual leaders. There will be many more activities related to yoga vidhya and  vegetarianism.

Date: March 2, 2018.
Venue: All over India
Holi is known as the festival of colours.   People celebrate Holi by throwing coloured powder and water each other.  With water guns and water-filled balloons they celebrate the festival moments with great enthusiasm. Holi indicates the victory of good over evil. Consuming Bhang is a part and a traditional way in holi celebration.

Chapchar Kut
Date: First Friday of March, March 2, 2018.
Venue: Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram
Chapchar Kut is a harvest festival celebrated in Mizoram. The main part of this festival is the traditional bamboo dance performed by women called Cheraw. Various tribal dance performances, exhibition of handicrafts, concerts, flower show and food festival will be held during the festival time.

Attukal Pongala
Date: March 2, 2018.
Venue: Attukal Bhagavathi Temple, Trivandrum, Kerala.
Attukal is known as the Sabarimala of women. Pongala is the famous festival held in the temple and also the world’s largest gathering of women for a religious activity.  Devotees offers specially cooked nivedyas to Attukal devi during the ponkala hours. The festival got a place in the Guinness book in the year 1997.

Kavant Fair
Date: March 4, 2018.
 Venue: Kavant village, Vadodara (Baroda) in Gujarat
Kavant Fair is a rural harvest festival and a gathering of the Rathva tribe. On the festival occasion, they dress up as gods and demons of Hindu mythology, and dance enthusiastically to the beat of drunken drumming to celebrate the joy. The festival takes place a couple of days after Holi each year.

Gudi Padwa
Date: March 18, 2018.
Venue: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Gudi Padwa or Maharashtrian New Year celebration take place at Girgaum, in south Mumbai with beautiful parades. Local people dressed up with their traditional clothing and participate the parade. Many people dereesed up like the great warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji to celebrate the newyear. The parade also showcases the flots depicting the great culture of the state, motorbike riding and other cultural extravaganza.

Gangaur Festival
Date: March 20, 2018.
Venue: All over Rajasthan
One of an important festival celebrated in rajastan, to honour the goddess Gauri. During the festival time there will be colorful processions carried the images of Goddess Gauri in all villages accompanied by local bands.

Mewar Festival
Date: March 20-22, 2018.
Venue: : Udaipur, Rajasthan.
The Mewar Festival at Udaipur in Rajastan celebrated to welcomes the arrival of spring. The festival includes singing, dancing, cultural programmes and ends with a great foreworks.

Date: March 20-30, 2018 (to be confirmed).
Venue: Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh.
Myoko is a tribal festival celebrated by  Apatani Tribe. The ceremonies of the festival include rituals for affluence, fertility, purification and sacrifice performed by the priest of the village. Folk performances and processions are the part of this beautiful festival.

Chettikulangara Bharani
Date: March 21, 2018.
Venue: Chettikulangara temple, Mavelikara, Alleppey, Kerala.
Chettikulangara Bharani is a temple festival dedicated to Chettikulangara bhagavathi. The main attraction of the festival is Kettukazcha, the procession of brightly decorated structures.

Ram Navami
Date: March 25, 2018.
Venue: All over India.
Ramanavami is the birthday of Lord Rama. This festival is celebrated with special poojas performed in Rama temples, especially in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, Bhadrachalam in Andhra Pradesh and Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

Date: Date to be announced
Venue: Goa
Shigmo is the biggest spring festival celebrated in Goa. It is the version of Holi festival in Goa. The festival includes floats depicting Ramayana and Mahabharata scenes, drums , parades, dances, colours, martial art performances and horse dance.

Paripally Gajamela
Date: Date to be announced
Venue: : Paripally Kodimootil Sree Bhadrakaali Temple, Kollam, Kerala
Paripally Gajamela is a temple festival celebrated with beautifully decorated elephants. During the festival time, special poojas and rituals will be performed in the temple. Thousandsof  devotees participate the festival.

Chinakkathoor Pooram
Date: Date to be announced
Venue: Chinakkathoor Bhagavathi Temple, Palappuram, Palakkad, Kerala.
Chinakkathoor Pooram is a temple festival held at Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple, with the procession of 30 decorated elephants accompanied by panchavadhyam and other traditional music. There will be shadow puppet performances in the evening at the temple premises.

Thirunakkara Arattu
Date: Date to be announced
Venue: Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam district, Kerala.
Thirunakkara Arattu is a famous temple festival held at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam. The highlight of the festival is a procession of decorated elephants. In Aarattu, 9 elephants will usually participate. Kathakali performances, traditional art forms and cultural programmes are the other attractions during the festival days.

Malanada Kettukazcha
Date: Date to be announced
Venue: Poruvazhi Malanada Temple, Adoor, Pathanamthitta, Kerala.
Malanada Kettukazcha is a temple festival celebrated with  a grand procession of  decorated structures accompanied by a traditional orchestra of drums. 70 feet and 80 feet tall  structures will be the main attraction of the festival.

Kodungalloor Bharani
Date: Date to be announced
Venue: Kodungalloor Bhagavathy Temple, Kodungalloor, Thrissur, Kerala.
Kodungalloor Bharani is a well-known temple festival celebrated in Kodungalloor Bhagavathy Temple . During the festival time thousands of sword wielding oracles, both male and female gathering the premises and performs Theri pattu.


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