Prominent Festivals:-

Ganesh Chaturthi

Why ?

  • Celebrated in honour of the god Ganesha, the elephant-headed, remover of obstacles and the god of beginnings and wisdom.
  • The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period).

When :

  • Usually falls between August and September
Kumbh Mela

Why ?

  • A mammoth affair attending by nearly three and a half million pilgrims..
  • housands of sadhus and holy men and millions of pilgrims take dip in the holy Ramkund and Kushavarta reservoirs.
  • The Maha (Grand) Kumbh is held every 12th year in each of the following four locations:
    • Allahabad
    • Haridwar
    • Ujjain
    • Nashik

When :

  • Every 12 years
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