Famous Festivals Of Uttranchal
Dehradun is oldest city of India. Dehradun is cultural and green city that makes it, famous in World. Dehradun culture is very developed. Fair and Festival are unique interesting features in India.Uttranchal is known as land of Fair and Festival. Due to its cool climate. In fact, if it would be said that it is the land of fairs and festival, it won't be wrong. Uttranchal is the state where various temple are positioned. Uttranchal has it's own Fairs and Festivals. These Fairs and Festivals have been transferred from one generation to another generation. Generation follows these since centuries. In our age, these fairs and festivals have been converted into venues of fair. People come from all over the Country.
Makar Sankranti is famous festival of north Indian. With the change of season, it is celebrated. People give beg to the poor and begger and take dips in to holy river. Uttarayani fair is conducted around this time. Another festival that is celebrated around this time is Kale Kauva. At this day children like to fly kite in North India.
Basant Panchmi is famous festival in northern India, marks the starting of hot season. It is usually celebrated sometime between mid January to mid February. On this day Goddess Saraswati is worshipped, she is considered as the goddess of knowledge and so the festival contains special meaning those who takes educational degrees.
According to the Hindu and Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated in the starting of month of Chaitra It is mainly a festival of young girls, where in they go from house to house with plates full of rice, jaggery, coconut, green leaves and flowers. These girls give their blessings and wishes for the richness of the house.
Harela and Bhaitauli
This festival is celebrated on first day of navaratri. It's an famous festival. On the occassion of this festival women fill baskets with dirt and sow seven different seeds. On the last day, when the seeds have germinated and grown, women pluck them and put it on head and behind the ears. During this time, brothers send gifts to their sisters. The presents are called Bhaituali.
Other festivals that are celebrated in Uttranchal given below:
- Bat Savitri