Makara sankranti, the harvest festival, marks the Sun entering the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn).Pongal is the New Year & the beginning of Uttarayana period.
Festivals in 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.
Deepavali or Diwali is the festival of diyas or deepas (lights). Dhanteras, Amavasya puja, Kedara Gauri Vrata, and Nomu are some of the pujas performed following five days of sheer joy and celebrations.
Durga Puja Pandals will be open from October 1 to October 8th, 2019 Entry is free Artisans from Bengal have come to Bangalore especially to make the idols for these pandals Durga Puja is one of the main festivals celebrated across India. This 4-day festival celebrates the victory of good over evil and is dedicated […]
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One of the major attractions of Karnataka tourism is Mysuru Dasara. It is popularly called as the Nada Habba. This annual celebration was started in the year 1610 AD in Srirangapatna by Raja Wadiyar. The Dasara celebrations first started by Vijayanagara empires of Hampi and Later the same tradition was continued by the Wadiyar […]
Dasara is a beautiful time to visit Mysore. If you are planning a trip to Mysore during Dasara, there are a few things you must know. Here are some useful tips to celebrate a plastic free Mysore Dasara Why Plastic Free Mysore Dasara The 10-day festival starts with the Navratri and concludes with Vijayadashmi. It’s […]
Gowri is considered as a very auspicious festival amongst the South Indian Hindu Women. This festival strengthens the bond between a woman with her parents and siblings.
Ganesha Chaturthi is considered as a very auspicious festival amongst the Hindus. This festival celebrates the Lord Ganesha bestowed to the Ganas
Vara mahalakshmi is one of the most important festivals celebrated in Karnataka. Mahalakshmi is the goddess of wealth, auspiciousness and prosperity. It always falls on a Friday.
Ugadi symbolises the start of the New Year in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. Know everything about Ugadi’s significance and celebrations.