Fairs and Festivals of India

Fairs and Festivals in July

The month of rains and showers, July, is an ideal time for solemnizing festivity. The climate becomes fascinating and revitalizing in this monsoon month. Be it the holy festivals all around the country, international mango festival of Delhi or the invigorating boat race in Kerala, July month is filled with a plenty of reasons to celebrate the life. India is the country that offers immense diversities in religions, adventure opportunities, and lifestyles. The fairs and festivals in the month of July perfectly exemplify it. An array of hued festivals takes place all over the country in July.

Here is the list of some of the major Indian fairs and festivals that are celebrated during the month of July.

Ashadi Ekadashi , Pandharpur The Pandharpur Yatra is held every year on the sacred day of Aashad Ekadashi. Celebrated for over hundreds of years, this holy journey is one of the most significant festivals in Maharashtra. This sanctified Yatra incorporates more than a million of pilgrims undertaking 21 days long journey to Vithoba Temple at Pandharpur, by foot.

International Mango Festival, Delhi The International Mango Festival is held in Delhi every year in the month of July. It is a two-day festival displaying varieties of mangoes. There are more than 500 varieties and cultivars of mangoes featured for guests to view and savor. This one of its kind festival is organized in Delhi Haat in Pitampura.

Champakkulam Boat Race, Kerala Champakulam boat race is one of the oldest boat races in Kerala. This race was first organized in the mid of the sixteenth century. This boat race is held every year in Champakulam, a tranquil village in the district of Allapuzha. People from all over the world flock this place in July to enjoy this enthralling boat race.

Guru Purnima

The Asadh Poornima, the full moon day in the month of July, is celebrated as the Guru Purnima. It is a day devoted to the memory of the renowned saint Vyasa. The teachers (Gurus) are paid homage by the Hindus, showing gratitude for lightening the lamps of knowledge. More...

Nag Panchami, West Bengal, Maharashtra and South India In India, snakes are widely worshipped and there are lots of temples devoted to the serpent diety in this nation. Nag Panchami is the festival in which the Hindus worship the snakes. Naga Devta (serpent deity) is worshipped on this sacred day for Hindus and the effigy of this deity is revered by giving a bath with milk.