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2024 Top 10 Marathi Festivals around the World

Maharashtra is a state where a millennium culture weaves a tapestry of innumerable grains. The Maharashtrian calendar is spent with a year-long procession of festivals.

Top 10 Marathi Festivals around the World

Love for festive celebrations is well portrayed through various celebrations.

Top 10 Famous Festivals of Maharashtra

1. Gokul Ashtami

Gokul Ashtami depicts the actual occurrence of festivals in Maharashtra. Gokul Ashtami symbolizes the birth of Lord Krishna. Chopped rice and curd are known as ‘Gopal Kala’.

A fun-filled ritual is performed on this day, known as ‘Dahi Handi’, in which earthen pots filled with curd, puffed rice, and milk are placed high on the streets.

A group of enthusiastic young men and women build human pyramids and attempt to reach and break them.

2. Gudi Padwa

This festival is usually celebrated by the Maharashtrians as Hindu New Year celebrations, it is also considered to be one of the most auspicious days according to Hindu traditions.

3. Pola festival

It is a harvest festival and is celebrated all over the state of Maharashtra, especially in rural areas. 

The bull, which is considered an integral part of the agricultural business on this special day, is worshiped with great reverence and dedication. 

Farmers take part in it with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm.

4. Ganesh Chaturthi

Lord Ganesha, the patron deity of the state of Maharashtra, is worshiped.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the state and the eleven-day festival begins with the installation of beautifully carved Ganesh idols in Ghar mandaps or large tents, which are beautifully decorated depicting religious themes.

5. Nag Panchami

Nag Panchami is celebrated in honor of the ‘Nag Devta’ and is one of the most important festivals in Maharashtra.

As the worship of the serpent deity becomes an important ritual of the residents of Maharashtra, the clay symbol of the cobra is worshiped in the houses. The area of Sangli, Maharashtra is famous for snake catchers.

6. Narali Poornima

According to the Hindu calendar, the full moon day of the month of Shravan is celebrated as ‘Narali Poornima’.

The festival is named after people offering coconut to Samudra Dev on this day. The festival marks the arrival of the new season of fishing and the attraction of the Sea God before fishermen set out on folk-beautiful boats.

Raksha Bandhan, the festival of brothers and sisters, is also celebrated on the same day.

Cultural Festivals of Maharashtra

7. Elephanta Festival

A small island, known as Elephanta, near the state capital, Mumbai. The Elephanta Festival, held in February, makes its presence felt every year with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm.

Every year famous dancers and musicians audiences with their outstanding performances.

8. Banganga Festival

The Banganga Festival is organized as a musical tribute to Lord Rama and aims to protect the rich cultural heritage of this Indian state.

This festival is held every year in the month of January in Banganga. It is at this popular festival that many talented artists from across the country perform their spectacular cultural performances in front of enthusiastic crowds.

9. Pune Festival

The Pune Festival was originally conceived as a local cultural event in Pune. In recent times it has developed into one of the historical-cultural events of the country. It is a week-long festival.

10. Kalidas Samaroh

In honor of the famous Sanskrit poet and playwright Kalidas, Kalidas Samaroh is celebrated in the month of November, in the Ramtek region of Nagpur.

Talented theater artists, dancers, and musicians present their vigor in this part of the country, remembering their rich art and heritage.

Other festivals of Maharashtra Apart from the above festivals, Maharashtra also celebrated ‘Vasant Panchami’, ‘Vat Purnima’, ‘Diwali’, ‘Holi’, ‘Palkhi Festival’, ‘Jeevan Pooja’, ‘Dussehra’, ‘Bhai Dooj’.

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