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Regional Festivals


Bihu


This harvest festival is celebrated in Assam. It occurs thrice a year as Rongali Bihu, Kati Bihu and Bhogali Bihu.


Chhath

Celebrated mainly in Bihar and Varanasi, Chhath centers on the worship of Surya the SUN who is offered flowers and the holy water of the Ganga.


hindu festivals
Gangaur

Celebrated mainly in Rajasthan, Gangaur is the festival where women honor Gauri or Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.
Goa Carnival

This colorful three-day Goan festival, celebrated just before Lent, personifies fun and frolic.
Jagannatha Ratha Yatra

The Festival of the Chariot Journey, this Hindu festival, observed on the second day of the bright fortnight of Ashadha, celebrates the annual visit of Jagannatha to his birthplace.
Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is more a pilgrimage than a festival that takes place in 12 years cycles at different places.
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