Top 7 Festivals Of Uttar Pradesh You Should Know About
Apr 29, 2023, 22:22 IST
Here are a few of the most popular festivals in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India.
In this state, Ganga Dussehra is mainly observed. Every year, the festival occurs during the hot summer months of June. The festival is devoted to the holy river Ganga, which serves as the people's lifelines in here, and individuals participate in the celebrations with an insane rate of excitement, which is a sight to behold. The festival runs for ten days. lasts for 10 days.
The festival is celebrated all over the country, but it has special meaning for the people of Uttar Pradesh. UP is one of the greatest populated states in the country, with people of all faiths in abundance. One of them is the Buddhist community, which is known for celebrating the birth of their Lord Gautam Buddha with great zeal. This is the most valuable day of the year for them.
Hindus make up a majority of the state's population, and they are passionate supporters of Lord Rama. Every year, the festival takes place in October or November. On this day of prosperity, Lord Rama is worshipped. It is in fact celebrated within the same time as the much hyped Dussehra festival in the rest of the country.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated all through the country, usually in the second or third week of January. However, in UP, the festivals take on a completely different form. The festival takes place here in December/January, and people take ritualistic baths in the sacred river, Ganga. There are a few other traditions and customs that distinguish Makar Sankranti festivities from the rest of this nation.
Lath Mar Holi
Lath Mar Holi is a colourful and prestigious festival in Barsana near Mathura that should not be missed in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The festival is held just some days before Holi. This festival period is an enjoyable vacation option for visitors, attracting tourists and pilgrims from across the world. Ladies are seen hitting sticks (laths) at every human being during the Holi celebrations as an annual tradition during this fest.
Mathura, Lord Krishna's birthplace, honours and celebrates the Janmashtami festival with great zeal. Dwarkadhish Temple hosts the main festival celebrations.
According to the Indian calendar, the occasion is held every year in the historic city of Agra and is known to be one of the most breathtaking and anticipated events in UP. The event, organised by the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department in Shilpgram complex, 500 metres from the Taj Mahal east gate, promotes the state's and the country's unparalleled heritage of culture and cultural activities.