Fairs & Festivals in Maharashtra

Since Maharashtra is a huge state, it is a household to many religions. The fairs and festivals in this state also cherish different traditions with varied communities. In fact, a lot of people go there just by the idea that the fairs and festivals of this state are a nice way to explain themselves with the principles of this state.

All the festivals of this state express a lot about the Maharashtrians, who certainly not lose any chance to have fun. Just from the festival of Ganesha Chaturthi to the Pole harvesting festival, the carnivals and events in the Maharashtra are so diverse that bystanders are left bemused. Many people visit this state to enjoy these fairs and festivals which are a great way to acquaint them with the culture of the state.

So whenever one travels to Maharashtra, do plan their visit in a way that permits them knowledge about particular fairs and festivals. Anyone can confidently say that he/ she will really enjoy each and every moment of their familiarity.

Maharashtrians are lively and earthy people who understand life as a celebration. They are an emphatic, festive folks. Their love for festivity is extremely rooted in their principles and its treasures look through the several occasions on Maharashtrians time table.

Maharashtrian Fairs

Just as festivals, there are a number of fairs which are celebrated in Maharashtra. Some of the significant fairs of Maharashtrians include Changdeo fair at the Markandeya Shrine near Edlabad, Kiran Utsav at Mahalaxmi Shrine at Kolhapur, Rathyatra at Kalaram Sanctuary in Nasik, the Shrirama Rathotsava fair and the Navaratra Mahalaxmi fair at Navaratra Mahalaxmi (a holy place) in Jalgaon. Also, there are some fairs which Maharashtrians do celebrate with great zeal and zest are Lord Ganesh, Ganesh Utsav at Sangli and Pune etc. Apart from this Khuldabad Urs is a festival for Muslims which is celebrated by a great number of people every year.

Major Fairs in Maharashtra

  • Changdeo Fair
  • Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Khuldabad Urs
  • Kiran Utsav
  • Nashik Kumbh Mela
  • Navaratra Mahalaxmi Fair
  • Rath Yatra
  • Shrirama Rathotsava Fair

Maharashtrian Festivals

The festivals are a right replication of the Maharashtrian nation, with all its colorful customs, rites and ethnicities. Some of the modern festivals of Maharashtrians are the Banganga festival, the Elephant festival, the Ellora festival and some of the main festivals which are celebrated all over the India is Diwali, Holi, Dussesra, Makar Sakranti, Nag Panchami, Gudhi padwa and many more.

Apart from these festivals, the most important festival of the Maharashtrians is Ganesha Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha, the patron divinity of Maharashtra, is the Divinity of astuteness. These Ganesh idols are adorned by many people. A lot of cultural occasions are planned and people take part in them with strong interest. Just after 10 days, arises the time to offer departure to the adored Deity and finally people take Lord Ganesha idols in parade to the savory of melody and dance for involvement in the marine or nearby stream or a lake.

Major Festivals in Maharashtra

  • Banganga Festival
  • Bhaubeej
  • Elephanta Festival
  • Ellora Festival
  • Ganga Dashahara
  • Jiviti Puja
  • Kalidas Festival
  • Kojagiri Poornima


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