Fairs and Festivals

Sawan Mahashivratri

Sawan Shivratri is an important festival celebrated in devotion to Lord Shiva during the month of Sawan (July-August) in the Hindu calendar. Varanasi, also known as the spiritual capital of India, holds immense significance for devotees of Lord Shiva and is believed to be his abode. The connection between Sawan Shivratri and Varanasi comes from …

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Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri or Maha Sivaratri/padmarajarathri is a great festival in Hinduism, celebrated annually with the devotion and religious enthusiasm in the honor of the Lord Shiva, deities of Hindu Trinity. The literal meaning of Shivaratri is “The Great Night of Lord Shiva”. According to the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated in the Varanasi in the …

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Holi 2023

Holi Festival Holi is a festival of colors which brings a lot of happiness, joy and makes everyone’s life more colorful. People enjoy the festival of holi every year in the Varanasi city and all around the country to have great joy. Holi is the indication of advent of spring season where everyone flooding out …

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History and Legend of Nakkatayya Nakkatayya festival is celebrated at Chetganj in Varanasi. It is an event from the great Indian epic, the Ramayana which is commemorated for the slitting of the nose of Supernkha (sister of the Ravan, the devil King) by the Lakshman (younger brother of the Lord Ram). It is considered that …

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Nag Nathaiya

Nag Nathaiya 2016 Nag Nathaiya 2016 would be celebrated by the people in India on 3rd of November, at Thursday. Nag Nathaiya 2015 Nag Nathaiya 2015 was celebrated by the people in India on 15th of November, at Sunday. Nag Nathaiya 2014 Nag Nathaiya 2014 was celebrated by the people on 27th of October, at …

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Dhrupad Mela 2016

Dhrupad Mela 2016 Dhrupad Mela 2016 would be celebrated by the people from 28th of February (Sunday) to the 5th of March (Saturday). Dhrupad Mela 2015 Dhrupad Mela 2015 was celebrated by the people from 15th of February (Sunday) to the 17th of February (Tuesday). Dhrupad Mela 2014 Dhrupad Mela 2014 was celebrated by the …

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Bharat Milap

History Varanasi is a famous city for variety of fairs and festivals. It is a city where at least two festivals are celebrated every month. Everybody waits very eagerly for the coming of new events and next festivals. Celebration of the fairs and festivals goes on all round the year, one after another in this …

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Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in Varanasi, India to remember the birth of God Hanuman. Hanuman Vanara avatar is considered as the Rudra avatar of the Lord Shiva. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated each year in the Shukla Paksha (Chaitra Pournimaa) of the month of Chaitra.

Ganga Dashahara

Ganga Dashahara is celebrated every year between May and June. Hindu people celebrate this festival very significantly because Ganga was fall down at this day from heaven to earth. According to the Hindu calendar, Ganga Dashahara or dashami is celebrated (at tenth day of the month) in waxing moon of the month of Jyestha.


Ramlila is a dramatic presentation of the whole life of Lord Rama, which starts from the history of Rama of his young age and ends up with the battle for 10 days between the Lord Ram and Ravan. According to the great Hindu epic Ramayana, Ram Leela is an old religious and cultural tradition that …

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Diwali Festival

About Diwali Diwali is commonly known as the festival of lights. It is a traditional festival and has more importance for Hindus. It is celebrated by Hindu families together by doing some traditional activities near about mid-October or mid-November for different reasons. In Hinduism, it is celebrated as a great festival of the year at …

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Bhai Dooj 2016

About Bhai Dooj or Bhai Duj Bhai Dooj, Bhau-beej or Bhaiya Duj is celebrated by Hindus in Benares very happily in the traditional and cultural way. It is generally based on the relationship of the brother and sister, a great festival in Hinduism. People celebrate the festival of Bhai duj on the last day means …

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Dhanteras 2016

About Dhanteras Dhanteras is a first day festival of the great and famous Hindu festival, Diwali which is the five-days long festival and celebrated in Varanasi and traditionally all over the India. Dhanteras festival is celebrated on triodasi of the Krishna Paksha (the dark fortnight).

Ganga Mahotsav

In Hinduism, the Gange is an ever-changing and ever-flowing sacred river from ages. Gange is the Goddess of washing sin of the people from the era according to the Hindu mythology. People come to the Gange and take a holy bath to wash out their sin.

Dev Diwali

Dev Diwali is one of the famous festivals of Hindu which is celebrated in Benares on the occasion of Kartik Poornima. It is started by the holy Vedic mantras (chanted by priests to please and welcome the God), sparkling fire crackers and lighting a bunch of Diyas at the ghats.