Indian Festivals Blog : March

Holi is popularly known as the ‘colour throwing festival’. This festival is celebrated by the people all over the country. Holi is a spring festival which is celebrated normally over two days in the month of March. On the evening of the first day bonfires are lit, to symbolise the destruction of evil. On the next day the people throw colored powder and water on each other and exchange sweets. In various other parts of India Kama, the god of pleasure, the presiding deity of Holi is also worshipped. Lord Krishna is also worshipped by various people to commemorate the destruction of the female demon Putana by the Lord Krishna.
Gangaur is one of the most popular and colourful festival of Rajasthan. In this festival the women worship the goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. Gangaur is one of the most colourful festival held anywhere in the country. On this day the Rajasthani women wore their traditional costume of ‘Lehnga’ ‘Choli’ and ‘Odhni’ and sing, dance and offer prayers to them.
Rama Navami
Rama Navami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Rama. This festival is celebrated all over the country, particularly in Uttar Pradesh. During the eight days preceding the birthday it is considered auspicious to read or listen to the epic Ramayana. So the celebrations involve reading and staging of the Ramayana in various folk forms.
Id–ul-Zuha or Bakra-Id
Id-Ul-Zuha is a Muslim festival which is celebrated all over India. This festival commemorates the Ibrahim’s sacrifice. Prayers are offered in the mosques and special delicacies are prepared and served among the families and friends on this day.
Hoysala Mahotsava
Hoysala Mahotsava is a dance festival which is held at the Hoysala temples of Belur and Helebid in Karnataka. This festival is celebrated in the month of March. 
Khajuraho Dance Festival
Khajuraho Dance Festival is a weeklong dance festival which is held every year during the month of March in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. This dance festival is organized by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department and is promoted as one of the major cultural event in Khajuraho. This dace festival is organized against the background of the famous Khajuraho temples built by the Chandela kings. During this dance festival various classical dances are performed which feature the best artistes of the country. This festival has earned a great deal of reputation among the local and foreign tourists.
Ellora Festival
The Ellora festival of classical dance and music is organized every year in the month of March. This dance festival is organized against the background of the magnificent Ellora caves in Aurangabad. This festival is a unique and charming way to experience the magnificent caves, imbibing centuries of history and culture. This Festival is organised by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) where India's renowned artists perform their talents in music and dance.
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