Facts: Top 5 Festival During October Month in India

Facts: Top 5 Festival During October Month in India

Compiled here are the curated list of Fairs and Festivals in the month of October in India. These are the celebrations of various states of the country having a cause to travel and enjoy the experience.

  • Yemshe Festival is one observed in the final week of September and 1st week of October at Kohima, Nagaland. It is the celebration of Pochury tribe of Nagaland. This harvest festival of nagaland where all the Pouchuries join together to observe the year’s hard work with fun & frolic. The village spokesman declares the coming of the Yemshe festival up on which the arrangements & festivities start. The family head perform the traditional rituals of the Yemshe Festival whose goods are then fastened to the main entrance of every home. Couples share gifts and cook feasts and wine is also known as big yemshe. The small yemshe with rituals while a rich family hosts the ritual Purification feast.
  • Durga Puja is celebrated in and out of the corners of India in the month of october month. One most famous festival Durga Puja denotes the triumph of Goddess Durga over the devil Mahishasura. The main venue to see the festival in West Bengal, particularly Kolkata where it is a carnival. The grand festivities here filled with ‘pandal-hopping’ means beautifully decorated pandals with idols of Durga everywhere around the city.
  • Mysore Dasara is a ten-day festival somewhere between september and october every year. The Mysore Palace is illuminated with over 1 lakh light bulbs on all days of the celebration. Diverse cultural and religious custom programs are staged along with dance, music and culture of the State of Karnataka. The Colourful tableaux, dance professional, music bands, decorated elephants, horses & camels go for road procession starting from the Mysore Palace. It is observed during the Navratas.
  • Jodhpur RIFF Rajasthan International Folk Festival is held on the date of October 5 – 9 at Jodhpur, Rajasthan and the videos are uploaded live here http://www.jodhpurriff.org. Jodhpur RIFF is a tie up project comprising of India’s two leading heritage trusts namely Mehrangarh Museum Trust and Jaipur Virasat Foundation. The festival is recognized by UNESCO as a “Peoples’ Platform for Creativity & Sustainable Development.” The festival gathers domestic folk artists and musicians from all over the globe at this spectacular fort in the Blue City, the Mehrangarh Fort.

More festivals in October

Day Date Festival
1 Monday Saptami Shraddha
2 Tuesday Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Kalashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends, Gandhi Jayanti
3 Wednesday Navami Shraddha
4 Thursday Dashami Shraddha
5 Friday Indira Ekadashi, Ekadashi Shraddha
6 Saturday Magha Shraddha, Dwadashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
7 Sunday Trayodashi Shraddha, Chaturdashi Shraddha, Masik Shivaratri
8 Monday Sarvapitri Darsha Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya
9 Tuesday Ashwin Amavasya
10 Wednesday Chandra Darshan, Navratri Begins, Ghatasthapana, Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti
12 Friday Vinayaka Chaturthi
13 Saturday Lalita Panchami
14 Sunday Saraswati Avahan, Bilva Nimantran, Skanda Sashti
15 Monday Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon
16 Tuesday Saraswati Puja, Navpatrika Puja, Navapad Oli Begins
17 Wednesday Saraswati Balidan, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja, Maha Navami, Saraswati Visarjan, Tula Sankranti
18 Thursday Durga Balidan, Ayudha Puja, Saraswati Poojai, Bengal Maha Navami
19 Friday Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami, Bengal Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara, Vidyarambham Day, Buddha Jayanti, Madhvacharya Jayanti
20 Saturday Papankusha Ekadashi
21 Sunday Padmanabha Dwadashi
22 Monday Pradosh Vrat
23 Tuesday Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima
24 Wednesday Ashwin Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti, Navapad Oli Ends
25 Thursday Kartik Begins *North
27 Saturday Atla Tadde, Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi
28 Sunday Rohini Vrat
31 Wednesday Ahoi Ashtami, Radha Kunda Snan, Kalashtami

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