Buddha Purnima Festival of North India


Name of Festival : Buddha Purnima Festival

Time of celebration (Month)
Buddha Purnima celebrated on the full moon night in the month of Vaisakha (April or May)

Major Territory of Celebration
Buddha Purnima is celebrated in North India

Significance of Buddha Purnima
Buddha Purnima is a birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

About Festival
Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Lord Buddha founder of Buddhism. It is important festival of the Buddhists and is celebrated with great enthusiasm.On the same day , Buddha got enlightenment and also attained Nirvana or salvation.Some people believed that Yashodara Gautam’s wife, his charioteer Channa and his horse Kantaka were born on the day

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Bohag Bihu Festival of Assam


Name of Festival : Bohag Bihu Festival

Major Territory of Celebration
Bohag Bihu Festival is celebrated in Assam, India

Time of celebration (Months)
Bohag Bihu Festival Festival celebrated on the 14th April

About Festival
Bohag Bihu or Bhogali Bihu is the spring festival that comes on 14th April and marks the beginning of the first month of the Assamese calendar or starts on the last day of the month of chaitra. It is celebrated in the Assam

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Boddemma Festival of Andhra Pradesh


Name of Festival : Boddemma Festival

Major Territory of Celebration
Boddemma Festival is celebrated in Andhra Prades state of India

About Festival
Boddemma Festival is a 9 day festival and celebrated in Andhra Pradesh. Bodemma is a worship of goddess Gauri.9 day of festival prior to the Batakamma festival and concludes on Mahalaya Amavasya.

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Bhojali Festival of Madhya Pradesh


Name of Festival :Bhojali Festival

Time of celebration (Month)
Bhojali Festival is falls in the Hindu month of Bhadrapad (August-September).

Major Territory of Celebration
Bhojali Festival is celebrated in the Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh state of India.

About Festival
Bhojali, also known as Bhujalia, is an important festival celebrated in Chhattisgarh.About a week before the actual Bhojali day,

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Bhishma-ekadasi Festival of Andhra Pradesh


Name of Festival : Bhishma-ekadasi Festival

Major Territory of Celebration
Bhishma-ekadasi Festival is celebrated in South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh.

Time of celebration (Months)
Bhishma-ekadasi Festival is celebrated in the Magha masam(January – February)

Worship in Festival
In this Festival people worship the Lord “Bhishma ”

About Festival
Bhishma Ekadashi is dedicated to Bhishma the grand old warrior of Kurukshetra and the son of Ganga and Shantanu it is observed on Magha Shukla Ekadashi, the eleventh day in Magha masam.This festival is a important event at Antarvedi Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, East Godavari district, in Andhra Pradesh.

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Bharat Milap Festival of Uttar Pradesh


Name of Festival : Bharat Milap Festival

Time of celebration (Month)
Bharat Milap Festival is celebrate in month of October or November

Major Territory of Celebration
Bharat Milap Festival is celebrated in Uttar Pradesh State of India.

About Festival
Bharat Milap Festival is celebrated every year during Dussehra celebrations in Chitrakut.It pertains to the episode

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Bhagoria Festival Madhya Pradesh


Name of Festival : Bhagoria Festival

Time of celebration (Month)
Bhagoria Festival is celebrated in the month Phalguna (February-March).

Major Territory of Celebration
Bhagoria Festival is celebrated in Madhya Pradesh.

Worship in Festival
In this day people worship the “Bhagoradev ”

About Festival
Bhagoria Festival is celebrate after the Holi Festival.Bhagoria festival is celebrated for the selection of spouses. Besides fun and frolic, this festival provides the opportunity for taking revenge on the enemies.

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Bathukamma Festival of Andhra Pradesh


Name of Festival : Bathukamma Festival

Major Territory of Celebration
Bathukamma Festival is a Autumn festival celebrated by the Hindu women of Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Time of celebration (Months)
This Festival is celebrated by the Low Backward Castes women. It commences on the first day of the lunar month, Aswayuja and ends on Mahamavami one day before Dussera called as Durgashtami.This Festival is falls on the month of September/October.

About Festival :
Bathukamma is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with seasonal flowers, in seven concentric layers .Bathukamma words make ( Bathuku + Amma ) Bathuku means in Telugu live/life, and Amma means mother so that Bathukamma, is celebrated for the glory of a Low-Backward-Caste Folk Goddess, later denoted as Goddess Gauri.

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Bathing at Sohna Festival of Haryana


Name of Festival : Bathing at Sohna

Time of celebration (Month)
This festival is celebrated on Somwati Amavas (new moon on Monday)

Major Territory of Celebration
Bathing at Sohna is celebrated in Haryana

About Festival
Sohna is a small town known for its hot spring and has a medicinal properties .It is located at the top of the Aravalli Hills.The festival comes on Somwati Amavas (new moon on Monday) which is considered doubly auspicious .

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Basoa or Bishu Festival of Himachal Pradesh


Name of Festival : Basoa or Bishu

Time of celebration (Month)
Basoa or Bishu is celebrated on the first day of the month of Baisakh (Apirl – May)

Major Territory of Celebration
Basoa or Bishu is celebrated in Himachal Pradesh state of India.

About Festival
Basoa or Bishu is mainly celebrated to welcome New Year with new hope and dreams. Villagers offer their prayers to the God.All the married women pray together for the prosperity and wealth of all villagers

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Bali Trutiya Festival of Orissa


Name of Festival : Bali Trutiya Festival

Time of celebration (Month)
Bali Trutiya Festival is celebrate in month of Bhadra (Auguest – September )

Major Territory of Celebration
Bali Trutiya Festival is celebrated in Orissa state of India

Worship in Festival
On this day people worship the Lord Shiva (Maheswar) and Goddess Parvati (Uma)

About Festival
Bali Trutiya Festival falls on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of the Bhadra month (Auguest – September ) in Orissa.

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Baisakhi Festival of Punjab


Name of Festival : Baisakhi Festival

Time of Celebration
Baisakhi Festival is celebrated in 13 April every year.

Major Territory of Celebration
Baisakhi Festival is celebrated in Punjab and Haryana state of India

Significance of this festival
It is harvest festival and people give the thanks to God for good harvest prosperity

About Festival
Baisakhi Festival is famous festival that is celebrated by the Sikh

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Bada Ekadasi Festival of Orissa


Name of Festival :Bada Ekadasi Festival

Time of celebration (Month)
Bada Ekadasi Festival is celebrate in the fourteenth of Month of Kartika (September-October).

Major Territory of Celebration
Bada Ekadasi Festival is celebrated in Orissa , India

Worship in Festival
On the day of Karma Festival people worship the “Lord Mahadeva”

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Ayak or Bheemana Festival of Andhra Pradesh


Name of Festival : Ayak or Bheemana festival

Major Territory of Celebration
Ayak or Bheemana festival is celebrated by Kolam tribal inhabiting Laindiguda, Utmur Taluq Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh.

Time of celebration (Months)
Ayak or Bheemana festival is a 3 day festival and celebrated during the Kolam month of Satti (December).

Worship in Festival
In this Festival people worship the Lord “Bhishma ”

About Festival
Ayak also known as Bhimana or Bhimdev, is the principal deity of the Kolams.During this festival people worships the loard Bhimana .People

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Avu Devata Festival of Andhra Pradesh


Name of Festival : Avu Devata Festival

Major Territory of Celebration
Avu Devata Festival is celebrated in Andhra Prades state of India

Time of celebration (Months)
Avu Devata Festival is celebrated in the month of Jyeshtha (May – june)

About Festival
Avu Devata Festival is a 3 day festival and it is celebrated in the month of Jyeshtha.

On 1st day devotees go to the cave and worship the deity whose idol is brought in a carriage they decorated idol with flowers and installed at a certain place.

On the 2nd day several other idols are brought there.

On the 3rd day these deities are offered Puja and the people who should follow them back to their places are fed.

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Attukal Pongala Festival of Kerala


Name of Festival : Attukal Pongala Festival

Major Territory of Celebration
Attukal Pongala Festival is celebrated in Kerala state of India

Time of celebration (Months)
Attukal Pongala Festival is celebrated in Bharani day (Karthika star) of the Malayalam month of Makaram-Kumbham (February-March)

Worship in Festival
In the day of festival people worship the “Attukal Devi”

About Festival
Attukal Pongala is an extremely popular, essentially women’s festival celebrated in ancient Bhagavathy temple (Mudippura) at Attukal in the Kaladi ward of the Thiruvananthapuram district. Attukal Pongala is dedicated to Attukal Devi and celebrated at Attukal Devi or Attukal Bhagavathi Temple popularly known as the ‘Sabarimala of women’, Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, Kerala.

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Ashtami Rohini festival of Kerala


Name of Festival : Ashtami Rohini festival

Time of celebration (Month)
Ashtami Rohini falls in the Malayalese month of Chingam (August-September) under the fourth lunar asterism or Rohini Nakshatra, on the 8th quart of the moon Ashtami.

Major Territory of Celebration
Ashtami Rohini festival is celebrated in Kerala state of India

Worship in Festival
In this festival People worship the “Lord Vishnu.”

About Festival
Ashtami Rohini is the celebration of the birthday of Lord Krishna

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