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 […]
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.
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 […]
Ugadi ushers in a celebratory mood in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. For the people of these states, Ugadi symbolises the beginning of the New Year as per the Hindu calendar. It is an occasion that is traditionally celebrated with day-long festivities. People undertake new ventures during Ugadi as it is considered […]
Karnataka is a vibrant state famous for its grand festivals. Many festivals of Karnataka are conducted in the name of art, religion, seasons etc. The famous Dussera festival of Mysore to Kambala Buffalo race in Mangalore, the state is full of festivals and fiestas. Karnataka is also known for its heritage and culture; the state […]
Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami is the celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna. Krishna was the eighth avatar of Vishnu and Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the Shravana month, which usually falls in August. Janmashtami is a Hindu festival predominantly celebrated in Northern India. The festival of Janmanshtami is followed by the celebration […]
Pongal is celebrated in January of each year. Pongal is a must eat dish on this day. Sweet Pongal/Sakkare Pongal Recipe Ingredients 2 litres Milk 1 and half cups Newly harvested Rice Half cup Moong Dal 15 no. Cashewnuts 10 no. Almonds 30 no. Kishmis Pinch of Nutrieg Powder 1 and half cup Jaggery (grated) […]
Habba in Kannada literary means festival. The garden city is always filled with vibrant people who love celebrations. Bangalore Habba (Bengaluru Habba) is a recurring event that lasts for 10 days every year. Artists from all over the world, come together for this grand celebration. Artists come from various parts of Karnataka as well other […]