Gujrat is the land of festivals. In Gujrat, every day is a celebration. Gujrati people know how to live their life with full of enjoyment. Gujrat is famous for its festivity in India, as well as all over the world. Gujrat is famous for its rich heritage and tradition. The most famous festivals of Gujrat will make you attracted.
10 most famous festival of Gujrat are bellow:
International Kite Festival, named Uttarayan, is one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat. It’s held from 6th January to 14th January at the time of Makar Sankranti. People plan for this festival in advance. This festival marks the winter season turns into summer. So the time of harvesting is coming. Started in 1989, Ahmedabad hosts the International Kite Festival, at the Sardar Patel Stadium, as a part of official celebrations in the state.
In this festival, the sky fills out with colorful, beautiful, and uniquely shaped kites. The whole sky turns into a canvas. People celebrate this festival with full of energy and enthusiasm. International Kite Festival, Uttarayan is not only a festival of Gujrat, but people of the whole world also celebrate this festival. This one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat will make you attracted.
Participate once in the International Kite festival and say Ready, Set, Kai-Po-Che!
Modhera Dance Festival:
Modhera Dance Festival is a world-famous cultural show held at the famed Modhera Sun temple in the third week of January. Various Indian classical dance forms are presented most aesthetically on the occasion of this festival. The temple set up offers the aptest environment for the rendition of the classical dances.
Modhera Dance Festival or Uttarardh Mahotsav is a traditional festival of Gujrat. It is held for three days. People get to experience the real essence of Classical Indian Dance and Music. Tourism Corporation of Gujrat organizes it. In this festival at The Modhera Sun temple, professionals perform Classical dance and music. An enchanting background with colorful lights adds up to the charm. This one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat will make you attracted.
Bhavnath Mahadev Fair:
Bhavnath Mahadev Fair is one of the traditional, and famous festivals of Gujrat. This fair is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed Lord Shiva, in disguise visit that place during this festival. Riding on elephants the nanga sages of the festival blow shell marking the commencement of this fair. This festival is held in February or March during Mahashivratri for five days. This one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat will make you attracted.
Bhavnath Mahadev temple is situated near Girnar hills. People do parikrama before coming to this festival. Organizers serve free foods for all the pilgrims. There are special stalls of idols, utensils of brass and copper, saree, sweets, fruits, etc. This is one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat.
One of the main festivals of Gujrat is the Rann festival. This festival occurs in Kutch from December to February.
Kutch is the most perfect salt desert in the world. After the monsoon after evaporating of water of rain, there is seen a layer of salt. Rann festival is celebrated to experience the uniqueness and whole culture of the Kutch region of Gujrat. There are folk dances like Garba, Hallisaka, and Tippani, Delicious Gujrati thali, safari, the sanctuary in this traditional festival of Gujrat. Famous Gujrati and Kutch crafts and art like Rabari embroidery, Rogan art, and mirror work fabrics are also seen in this festival. There are adventurous sports like hot air balloon rides, ATV rides, Para Motoring, and Rifle Shooting. This is one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat.
One can say that ‘Kutch nahi dekha toh kuch nahi dekha.’ This one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat will make you attracted.
Rath Yatra is one of the most popular festivals not only in Gujrat but also all over India. Jagannath is worshipped in this festival. A huge crowd gathers in Gujrat to celebrate Rath Yatra. This one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat will make you attracted.
A major possession takes place, and the CM of Gujrat also takes part. This festival happens in June or July in the Jagannath temple of Ahmedabad, Gujrat. This is one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat.
Another most awaited festival of Gujrat is Janmasthami. People of Gujrat celebrate Lord Krishnas’s birthday in Dwarka, Gujrat. People celebrate Lord Krishna’s birthday at mid-night by placing an idol and worshiping it.
People worship Lord Krishna with ‘Makkhan’ and ‘Mishri’. Breaking ‘Dahi Handi’ is also a very famous activity of Janmashthami of Gujrat. This is one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat.
Bhadra Purnima Fair:
Bhadra Purnima fair is one of the biggest festivals of Gujrat. It occurs on the full moon day of the month Bhadra of the Hindu calendar. Bhadra Purnima fair lasts for three days and is dedicated to Goddess Ambaji. Though there is no idol of Ambaji, a triangular object called Vishwa Yantra is the representation of the deity.
At the fair, people gather to worship the goddess and read Saptshati. In the evening, everyone celebrates the festival by performing Garba and Bhavai. This is one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat. This one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat will make you attracted.
Navratri is famous and also the most popular festival in Gujrat. nobody can miss Dandiya and Garba during the Navratri at Gujarat. People of Gujrat celebrate this festival for 9 nights and 10 straight days. People worship different forms of Goddess Durga these days, referred to as Mata Rani. People participate in Garba wearing the traditional Gujarati costumes. People enjoy the variability of food during this festival. It’s held in October or November every year.
Navratri is a traditional festival in the state of Gujrat. It is the colorful culture of Gujrat with acoustic music and dance. This is one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat.
This one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat will make you attracted. Enjoy once this traditional and colorful festival of Gujrat once with loud music, Garba Dance, traditional dress, and lots of fun.
Vautha Mela is the biggest animal trade festival in Gujrat. The specialty of this festival is you can watch camels and donkeys are decorated with paint and ornaments. It may sound weird, but it is an exciting festival of Gujrat. This is one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat.
It held on the full moon night of the month Karthik as per the Hindu calendar. According to local people, this festival is more pious than Diwali because it takes place in the converge of seven holy rivers.
Many families live in tents near the fair venue. A sweet dish ‘Khichu’ is very popular.’ Floating Diyas’ lit the river and create a pleasant environment. This one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat will make you attracted.
Paragliding festival is an adventurous festival in Gujrat. Adventure lover tourists participate in this festival. It held between December and January at the Satpura range. Gujrat tourism along with some other private organizations arrange it for 26 days. Every year more than 5000 participants participate in this festival. Before gliding, an expert pilot conducts a training session. This is one of the most famous festivals of Gujrat.
By this festival, Satpura is promoting as a paragliding destination. Travelers also can participate in other activities like go-karting, bike riding, parasailing, zorbing ball and jumping Mickey Mouse, etc.
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