Naga Panchami is the festival devoted to the Serpent Gods. This is the South Indian version of the popular Raakhi festivals.
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.
Festivals of Karnataka. Know more about the festivals of Karnataka including Dussera, Vara Mahalakshmi, Kambala and Pongal.
Krishna Janmashtami is the celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna. Know about the legends and special pujas conducted on Krishna Janmashtami in Karnataka.
Vaikuntha Ekadashi (Mukkoti Ekadasi or Swarga Vathil Ekadashi) is an auspicious day for Hindus. Know more about Vaikuntha Ekadashi’s legend.
Are you planning to visit Mysore during Dasara? Take a walk through the heritage site. Read on to know more about Mysore Dasara walking tour.
The Karaga festival is one of the oldest festivals of Karnataka. It is celebrated in honour of the goddess of power, Goddess Shakti. The people of Tigala community carry out a huge procession from the Dharmarayaswamy temple in honour of their community deity, Draupadi during the festival.
Dasara is celebrated all over the country with a great zeal and enthusiasm. Read on to know how Dasara is celebrated in Karnataka and other parts of the country.
Ganesha temples attract a lot of devotees these days. Few of the Ganesha temples are very famous in Bangalore.
Vairamudi Brahmotsava marks the special occasion of adorning the diamond crown of Lord Cheluva Narayana at Melkote, Mandya district of Karnataka
Ganesha Chaturthi is considered as a very auspicious festivals amongst the Hindus, all over India and abroad. The 108 names of Ganesha is listed with some important shlokas on Ganesha.