Important Festivals of India

“Art and Culture” is one of the most important topics asked in the General Studies and General Knowledge” Section of many competitive exams like UPSC CSE, State PCS, CDS, NDA, FSSAI, SSC, and Others. we are providing students important topics that are the favourite to most of the examiners while framing questions. “Important Festivals of India” is a part of this series and in this post, we are providing students with comprehensive notes on this topic. Sources of our notes are different government portals like “cultural India“, “Incredible India“, “Ministry of Culture” for the latest updates and many competitive books like NIOS, IGNOU, NCERT, the National Museum site for pictures and Wikipedia for static parts.

There are two types of Festivals asked in different exams –

  1. State-Wise Indian Festivals
  2. Season-Wise Indian Festivals

State-wise Indian Festivals

StateList of Indian Festivals
Andhra PradeshUgadi, Deccan Festival, Brahmotsavam, Dasara
AssamBoori Boot, Myoko, Monpa, Mopin, Solang, Murung, Losar, Pongtu, Reh
AssamBihu, Baishagu, Dehing Patkai, Ambubachi
BiharBihula, Chhath Puja
ChhattisgarhMaghi Purnima, Bastar Bussehra
GoaSunburn, Ladain, Mando
GujaratNavratri, Janmashtami, Kutch Utsav, Uttarayana
Himachal PradeshGochi, Rakhadumni
HaryanaBaisakhi
Jammu and KashmirHar Navami, Chhari, Bahu, Dosmoche
JharkhandKaram Utsav, Rohini, Tusu
KarnatakaMysore Dasara, Ugadi
KeralaOnam, Vishu
Madhya PradeshLok Rang, Tejaji, Khujaraho
MeghalayaNongkerem, Khasis, Wangla, Sajibu cheiraoba
MaharastraGanesh Utsav. Gudi Padva
Important festivals of India Table 1

ManipurYaoshang, Porag, Chavang Kut
MizoramChapcharkut
NagalandHornbill, Moatsu
OdishaRath Yatra, Raja Parba, Nukahai
PunjabLohri, Baisakhi
RajasthanGangaur, Teej, Bundi
SikkimLosar, Saga Dawa
Tamil NaduPongal, Thaipusam, Natyanjali
TelanganaBonalu, Bathukamma
TripuraKharachi Puja
UttaranchalGanga Dussehra
Uttar PradeshRam Navmi, Ganga Mahotsav, Khichdi
West BengalDurga Puja
Important festivals of India Table 2

Seasonal Festivals

FestivalsMonthState
BaisakhiAprilPunjab
LohriJanuaryPunjab
OnamAugustKerala
PongalJanuaryTamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Puducherry
UgadiMarchAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana
VishuAprilKerala
WangalaNovemberMeghalaya
NuakhaiAugustOdisha
Gudi PadwaMarchMaharashtra
Important festivals of India Table 3

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