State of Uttar Pradesh Local Customs

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State of Uttar Pradesh Local Customs

  • dung

    Uttar Pradesh is an agricultural state. Many people still live the traditional country life in simple houses in a simple way. As most of them keep buffalo for milk, there is a ready available fuel source from the dung. It is collected and made into plate-like shapes, then spread out to dry. This can be seen beside the houses, on walls along the...

  • Dev Deepavali Varansi 10 to 13 Nov...

    At the occasion of Kartik Poornima the ghats of Varanasi come alive with thousands of diyas (earthen lamps) lit together. This spectacular event famous as the Dev-Deepawali is celebrated on the 15th day after Diwali, as a tribute to river Ganga by the people of Varanasi.

  • Janmashthami & Krishna Leela 24 Agust...

    Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion in the August/September months, on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon, in the whole of north India.Temples and homes are beautifully decorated and lit. An attractive feature of the celebrations are cribs & other decorations...

  • Holi Festival 10-11 March 2009

    Holi heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. According to a legend, Hiranya Kashyap, the demon who ruled over 'Sapta Deep' believed himself to be more powerful than God. He contemplated killing his youngest son Prahlad, an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu after he refused to worship him as God.Holika,...

  • Lathmar Holi Nandgaon ,Barsana, 15 March...

    Lathmaar Holi is the most colourful and exuberant form of traditional Holi festival celebrated at Barsana, 48 km. from Mathura and at Nandgaon 7 km. ahead, women folk here beat the men with (Lathis) or Bamboo poles while showering coloured water on them with great rejoice and merriment.Celebrations start a week earlier than rest of India. Men of...

  • Yoga Festival Allahabad 2 to 7 Feb Every...

    The Department of Tourism Govt. of U.P. organizes Yoga week in the holy city of Allahabad every year. These yoga weeks provide the participants opportunity to learn, discuss, absorb and practice Yoga amidst cultural and natural heritage of U.P.

  • Kabab Festival Lucknow 1 to 3 April...

    Awadh is famous for its Kababs- one of the traditional Awadhi cuisine, made with rare spices and cooked on slow charcoal fire in earthen vessels. The Kabab festival attempts to provide several vanishing varieties not heard of now a days. The Department aims to promote cuisine as a tourism product for the Awadh circuit.

  • Taj Festival Agra 18 to 27 Feb Every...

    The Taj Mahotsav at Agra is a colorful display of the Arts, crafts, culture and cuisine of the Braj area. Organized by U.P. Tourism and held as an annual event at the Shilpgram, Taj Mahotsav is a fitting tribute to the legendary skills of master craftsmen of Agra and adjoining regions.

  • Water sports Festival Allahabad 8 to 10...

    Water sports festival Allahabad is an event packed with adventure thrills of kayaking, canoeing and other water sport activities. Organised at Allahabad every year, the event is an opportunity to indulge in water sport activities of varied nature.

  • Magh Mela Allahabad 14 Jan to 3 March...

    Magh Mela is the annual version of the Kumbh Mela and considered as the mini Kumbh, celebrated at the holy Sangam at Allahabad. The event starts from Makar Sankranti and ends at Maha Shivratri, during which several dates are deemed as auspicious for taking holy dips in the Sangam.

  • Ardh Kumbh Mela Allahabad 3 Jan to 26...

    The Ardh Kumbh at Allahabad is celebrated every 6th year in the months of Jan- Feb. Kumbh Mela is considered to be the largest fair in the world attended by millions of pilgrims. Processions of holy men going for their ritual bath and huts pitched all over the river banks virtually convert the Kumbh area into a small township, that presents colours...

  • Lucknow Mahotsav 25 Nov to 5 Dec every...

    10 day long Lucknow Mahotsav is a cultural extravaganza, with evenings laden with Mushiaras, Gazals and Kathak dances. The event aims at projecting the last residues of the glorious Awadh culture for the young who have not seen the old days. From Tonga race to vintage cars, every thing is here that reminds of the past glory. Lucknow Mahotsav is...

  • Lyrical expressions of Braj culture

    Sanjhee :This is the colourful art of decorating the ground with flowers. The story goes that Shri Krishna in order to please Radha, decorated the floor with flowers one evening and thereafter this art was known as Sanjhee.Raaslila : According to the Bhagwat Purana, Shri Krishna along with the gopis had danced the Raas on the banks of the Yamuna at...

  • Ramlila 14 Sep to 14 Oct 2008 Ram Nagar...

    Ramlila, the enactment of the story of Lord Rama is believed to have been started by great Saint Tulsidas. The Ramcharitmanas, written by him till today forms the basis of Ramlila performances. In some places, Ramlila is associated with the Vijayadashmi celebrations in late Sept. & early Oct. and also with Ramnavami, the birthday of Lord...

  • The Kumbh and the Ardh Kumbh

    The fairs are held periodically, every twelve and six years in Haridwar where a large number of pilgrims and devotees get together to,commemorate the churning of the ocean by the Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) to obtain nector (Amrit).when the coveted Kumbh (jar) of nector was obtained one of the Devas stopped at four places viz. Haridwar,...

  • Fair & Festivals

    Festivals of almost all the religions are celebrated in U.P. The composite culture of the State is famous all over India. Various communities celebrate as many as 40 festivals with gaity and complete communal harmony. Sheetla Ashtami, Raksha Bandhan, Vaishakhi Purnima, Ganga Dashahara, Naag Panchami, Krishna Janmashtami, Ram Navami, Ganesha...

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