Events & Festivals of India to Be Held In November, 2015
The weather in India turns to be cooler and pleasant in the month of November. Therefore, it is considered to be an excellent month to visit India. The month is also said to be auspicious according to Hindu belief. During this period of time you will be able to get indulged into various fairs and festivals organized in all over India.
If you are planning to visit India, in November then be prepared and make sure to enjoy to the fullest as the month has so much to offer to the visitors. The festivals and events are enlisted below in an ascending order according to dates.
International Yoga and Music Festival
Since 2008, the International Yoga and Music Festival have been organized by Nada Yoga School every year in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Free classes and lectures on yoga asanas, shatkarma, Ayurveda, philosophy, and Indian classical music will be held. In the evening, a concert of Indian classical music concert is also held. This year it will be held from 1 to 7 November, 2015.
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The biggest harvest festival popularly known as the 100 Drums Wangala Festival is celebrated by the Garo tribe of Meghalaya in Garo Hills, northeast India. It signifies the end of agricultural year and is observed to honor the Sun God. Traditional dances are performed on drum beats and blowing of horns. This year, it will be held on November 6, 2015.
Bandra Wine Festival
The Bandra Wine Festival held in Bandra West, Mumbai provides with the opportunity to test the best sample of wines in India. Besides, grape stomping, food stalls and live music are arranged. It will be held from 7 and 8 November, 2015.
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Diwali signifies the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated to welcome Lord Rama and his wife Sita to Ayodhya from exile. Numerous diyas (earthen lamps) were lighted brightening their path and so it is known as the festival of lights or Diwali. It is celebrated all over the country with much enthusiasm. This year Diwali will be observed on 11 November.
Taj Balloon Festival
This year, Sky Waltz (the premier hot air ballooning company in India) is going to host the first Taj Balloon Festival, in Agra (Uttar Pradesh). 15 countries from around the world will participate in this event. Live music in the evening will warm up the atmosphere. Be there from 14 to 16 November, 2015.
Chhath Puja is basically celebrated by the people of Bihar. It is a ritual of worshiping the sun. People gather at the edge of water during sunset to offer prayers to the Sun God. For the well-being of their family and friends, women fast, pray and sing Hymns and folk songs. This year Chhath Puja will be observed on November 17, 2015 on the banks of River Ganges in Varanasi.
Pushkar Camel Fair
The astonishing traditional camel festival displays 50,000 camels in Pushkar (Rajasthan). These camels are nicely shaved and ornamented before participating into the contests. The camels are then raced, paraded and traded. To witness this fascinating Camel Fair visit Pushkar by November 19 to 25, 2015.
Ganga Mahotsav and Dev Deepavali
Ganga Mahotsav and Dev Deepavali are held on the banks of Ganges in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh featuring cultural programs that include classical dance and music. The last day of this festival is much awaiting, when you can have an enchanting view of millions of floating earthen lamps down the river. This auspicious ceremony will be held from 22 to 25 November, 2015.
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Guru Nanak’s birthday is celebrated throughout Punjab with much pomp and splendor. The Golden Temple in Amritsar is illuminated as it observes this festival in a special way. On this day, the holy book is carried out in a musical procession. On 25 November, 2015 you can attend the procession.
The Matsya Festival, held in Alwar, Rajasthan displays the cultural heritage of the state. Exhibitions, folk music, competitions, sports, songs and dances are the major attractions of this festival. Enjoy this festival on 25 and 26 November, 2015.
India Art Festival
This is an art fair serving as a platform for Indian artists indulged into contemporary and modern art. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, installations, videos and digital art will be on display. One can get a free entry to this festival to be held at Nehru Centre, Worli from 26 to 29 November, 2015.
Bundi Utsav is an art and crafts fair held in Bundi, Rajasthan. The culture, traditions, folklore, folkdance and craft captivate the visitors in the fair. It will be held on 28 November this year.
Osho Festival of Tantra, Music and Dance
The Osho International Tantra Festival organizes 4 different Tantra workshops daily. This year the theme of this festival is the 5 Elements that form the universe. It will be held at Zorba the Buddha Center, Delhi from 29 November to 4 December, 2015.
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