Kadalekai Parishe, the annual groundnut fair is held on the last Monday of Karthika Masa (month in Hindu calendar) near Dodda Ganesha, temple, near the Bull Temple at Basavanagudi in Bangalore. The fair starts from the previous day with people thronging to the stalls selling buying variety of groundnuts. The day is a full moon […]
Festivals of Karnataka
Land of unique culture and rich heritage, Karnataka observes many festivals throughout the year. Some of these festivals have their roots in religious devotion and others emerge from cultural legacy. Ganesha Chaturthi is observed widely in this state for ten days and Dussehra is grandly celebrated in Mysore.
Different parts of Karnataka have its own special festival such as the very popular Hampi Festival is a celebration of the birthday of famous poet Purandaradasa. Dance, music, puppet show and fireworks are parts of this festival. The special attraction of Karnataka’s Kambala festival is buffalo racing.
Another culturally influenced festival is the Pattadakal Dance Festival that takes place in January every year. Ugadi festival ushers in the New Year of Kannadigas when people wear new clothes. Pongal is also an important festival that celebrates good harvest. Karaga, a folk dance festival, is celebrated in Bangalore to pay tribute to Draupadi. Read more about Festivals of Karnataka.
Dasara, Dushera, Navarathri … the very names symbolize resplendence. Think of this grand Indian festival and the mind fills itself with all the vibrancy a festive occasion denotes. So much so that, the very month in which the Dasara is celebrated turns out to become special, for it includes nine continuous days of festivity, each […]
The festivity surrounding Dasara makes it really special: Ramleela ballets, Ravan installations on fire, navratri special dances, fests, feasts and more. This colourful splash of festive tone sees many enthusiasts basking in the flavours of Dasara; and why not? Indians have every reason to. There are many special Mysore Dasara tour packages that make the […]
Navaratri is a major festival of the Hindus that is celebrated in various styles all over the country every year. Different states of the country have different names and customs for celebrating this festival. In the southern part of India, the festival of Navaratri is celebrated with a very interesting and unique tradition called Bombe […]
Mysore Dasara is the Nada habba or state festival of Karnataka. Often called Navaratri, it is a 10-day festival with the last day being Vijayadashami. According to a legend, Vijayadashami denotes the victory of truth over evil. For, it was the day the Hindu Goddess Chamundeshwari killed the demon Mahishasura. Mahishasurana Ooru and Dasara Mahishasura […]
Kambala is an annual festival celebrated in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. The festival involves the traditional buffalo race, a popular and unique sport among the farming community of the state. This yearly event is celebrated with much enthusiasm and fervour in most parts of Dakshina Kannada, including Mangalore. The Kambala festival season starts […]
Mysore Dasara is a 10 day festival of colors and joys being celebrated for the victory of goddess Chamundeshwari over the demon Mahishasura. Nadahabba Dasara festival takes you back to the history of Vijayanagara Kings and royalty. Dolls play an important role in the festival. If you are looking for dasara dolls arrangement ideas, read on. […]
Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganesha Festival is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, resurrected to life on earth with the head of elephant. It is celebrated as it is the birthday of Lord Ganesha.. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi in Sanskrit, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, […]
Mahalakshmi is the goddess of wealth, auspiciousness and prosperity. She is worshiped for healthy progeny, as well as the health and long life of the husband. Vratha is observed on a Friday that falls before the full Moon day of the month of Shravanamasa (August – September). The Vratha is as follows. Early in the […]
Naga Panchami habba or Festival is one of the auspicious day for Hindu women. India, the land of cobra, and snake charmers as it is famous for, has special reverence to the snakes. The serpents are associated with many Gods in the Hindu mythology. Naga (snake) Panchami is the 5th day of the Shravana month of […]