8 Events In The Month Of November That Are Worth The Early Vacation!
India is a beautiful country where we celebrate every day with lights, sweets, family and love! From the festival of lights to the festival of colours, we have them all patented. And if you haven’t celebrated one of our multitude festivals with us, toh life me kiya kya?!
But no worries, the month of November has begun, and we have a set of beautiful celebrations –both culturally and spiritually enlightening, coming your way!
1. Ganga Mahotsav and Dev Deepawali
Ganga Mahotsav is a five day long festival that is celebrated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India annually. It is also called carnival, and is the festival which puts the art, crafts, culture and cuisines of U.P at display. Sports like boating, kite flying, Ganga marathon, and wrestling are also included in the carnival.
The last day of the festival falls on Dev Deepawali, which is celebrated 15 days after Diwali. And what is best about this festival is that on the last day more than a million clay lamps are floated down the banks of Ganges at dusk, while Vedic hymns are chanted as a part of dev deepawali.
Celebrated from: 1-3 November, 2017.
2. Gurupurab Festivities at Golden Temple
Commemorating the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on the 4th of November, the beautiful Golden Temple has a splendid celebration, along with the rest of Punjab! The Golden Temple is beautifully illuminated with lights and lamps. A massive street procession or Nagar Kirtan is carried out where the Holy book - Sri Guru Granth Sahib- is carried out of the temple premises.
The procession is an extravagant event with drummers, musicians, martial art performances, and Nihangs clad in traditional attires.
Celebrated on: 4th November, 2017.
3. International Yoga and Music Festival
Organised by Nad Yoga Trust, this festival has been celebrated for the ninth time in Rishikesh, India this year. They display different yoga forms in the 17 day celebration, in order to give everyone a chance to learn yoga. There also different live music, concerts and lectures at the event.
Celebrated from: 1-17 November, 2017
4. Karthik Purnima
Karthik Purnima is celebrated all over India, especially by the banks of Ganges. It is a Hindu, Jain and Sikh Festival celebrated on the full moon, 15th lunar day of month –Karthik.
People celebrate by a dip in the Ganges, and praying to the Gods. As it is believed the Gods and Goddesses ascend from heaven and reside by the Ganges on this auspicious day.
Celebrated on: 4th November, 2017
5. Taj Mahal Balloon Festival
Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. And a view for sore eyes! The beauty and architecture of the white marble, and the vision of a king is already breath-taking, what makes it more miraculous is the balloon festival!
The 3 day extravaganza of this festival is supposed to recreate the elegance of Mughal Era. The Uttar Pradesh Government is holding the Festival in association with E-factor Adventure Tourism Pvt. Ltd.
In the evenings, a night glow concert is held with the view of the balloons lighting up the night sky, and performances from local and nationally recognized music and dance performers.
6. Ka Pomblang Nongkrem
The most important and elaborate festival held at at Smit, the capital of the Khyrem Syiemship near Shillong. The significance of the festival is for thanksgiving to the all-powerful Goddess Ka Blei Synshar for a rich harvest and prosperity of the people.
The five day long colourful festival is an annual celebration. One important attribute of the festival is Pomblang ceremony, where goats are decapitated as an offering to the ancestor and ancestress of the ruling clan and the deity of Shillong peak.
A royal dance -maiden dance is held in which virgins from the 'Syiem' house take part and the Syiem Sad shaded by an umbrella, dance with great solemnity. Followed by a dance by young men wearing glittering ornaments, decorated clothing and swords.
On the fifth day the celebration ends by thanks giving to the creator.
7. Rann Utsav
The two month celebration of Guajarati traditions and culture is definitely a lovely affair to attend! The celebration is held over 7,000 sq. metres of white sand, sparkling especially during the night.
And what else does it offer apart from the most romantic nights under the full moon? Folk artist from every corner of Gujarat attend the festival and perform for you. Apart from that you have desert safari, hot air balloon ride, sunset view from Mandvi Beach, scrumptious food options, and the opportunity to shop beautiful hand crafted ornaments, clothes and so on… All enough to fill up your bags!
Celebrated from: November to February, 2017.
8. Indian Art Festival
What started in 2011, is now the roof for dialogue and collaborations between art galleries, art dealers, art buyers, artists, interior designer, architects and art connoisseurs.
Taking place in the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi, it is held from 23-26 November this year.
If you are fervent about art, you cannot miss this event!
These are some of the events and celebrations in the month of November, and if you have missed a few of them, there are many more you can still be a part of.
Celebrated from: 23-26 November, 2017.
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