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8 Famous Festivals Celebrated in Maharashtra

07 Jun, 23

Savita Bansal

8 Famous Festivals Celebrated in Maharashtra

The best time to visit Maharashtra is in the winter months, from November to February. The temperature ranges from around 10 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state. You can visit Mumbai, Pune, and Nashik. You can also visit Hill stations like Mahabaleshwar and Lonavala. 

The summer months, from March to May, can be quite hot and humid in Maharashtra. The temperature ranges from 30 degree Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. If you want to visit in this season, you have to face heat. 

Monsoon season in Maharashtra is from June to September. You can enjoy lush green landscapes. You can visit the western ghats and the coastal regions. Heavy rainfall can disrupt your visit this time.

The Indian state of Maharashtra is famous for its beauty. The capital city, Mumbai, is considered to be the city of dreams for so many peoples around the country.

Gateway of India, which is surrounded by the Arabian Sea, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, it’s the main railway station in Maharashtra and is the headquarter of the Indian Central Railway. This railway is connected to many cities in the country - Pune, Lucknow, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bangalore. Here you can hire a taxi and reach your destination.

Chhatrapati International Airport in Mumbai is the main airport in India. This airport is connected to Delhi, Jaipur, New York, Singapore, Ahmedabad, and other cities. The domestic airports of Maharashtra are Mumbai, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Pune, and Nagpur.

You can rent on car in mumbai and reach your destination.

Pune is the most popular district in the Indian state of Maharashtra and the best weather city in India. The average temperature in Pune ranges from 21 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius during the monsoon season.

There is nothing to worry about as the rains are moderate. During summer, the temperature may rise 30 degrees Celsius. The nights are cool in Pune because of its high altitude.

Maharashtra has a typical thunderstorm climate with hot, stormy and cold rainfall seasons. Tropical conditions prevail all over the state.

And even the hill stations are not cold. Due to frost, hail can also happen. March, April, and May are the hottest months. Temperature changes between 22 degree Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius.

Rainfall normally starts in June, July, and August. They are considered to have more rain in Maharashtra. Pleasant weather prevails from November to February—temperature changes between 12 degree Celsius to 34 degree Celsius during the seasons.

Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg receive heavy rains of an average of 200 centimetres annually. Nasik, Pune, Ahmednagar, Dhule, Jalgaon, Satara, Sangli, Selapur, and Kolhapur get less rain than 50 centimeter. Under the influence of the Bay of Bengal, Eastern Vidarbha receives good rainfall in July, August, and September.

The main Festival of Maharashtra is Ganesh Chaturthi. This jubilee is a festivity of the birth of God Ganesha. The preparation starts at the beginning of August. Gudi Padwa, or Chaitra Pratipada, is the crop jubilee of Maharashtra.

The Festival celebrated in Maharashtra are Gudipadwa, Ram Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Narali Purnima, Mangala Gaur, Janmashtami, Ganesh Utsav, Kojagiri, Diwali, Khandova festivals, Makar Sankranti, Shivratri, and Holi.

1. Ganesh Chaturthi 



Ganesh Chaturthi is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. It is a Hindu festival celebrated in Maharashtra. It is celebrated in other parts of India. God Ganesha, who is considered the god of wisdom and prosperity and removes all obstacles in life, is primarily worshipped in the state.

It is celebrated with great devotion. Most celebrities and people celebrate it with great pomp and snow. People clean their homes and embellish them with flowers and lights.

Pandals are set up where clay idols of Lord Ganesha are installed. The Festival starts on the 4th day of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, which falls in August or September on the first day. Lord Ganesha is brought home.

Devotees offer prayers and perform aarti. On the last day of the Festival, the idol of Lord Ganesha is taken in grand possession through the streets. The idol is immersed in a nearby water body.

2. Janamashtmi 



Janmashtami is celebrated in Maharashtra with very enthusiasm. It is the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Dhai Handi is performed to the famous act of stealing butter by Lord Krishna.

3. Gudi Padwa 



Gudi Padwa is the harvest festival of Maharashtra. Gudipadwa is celebrated at the beginning of the New Year; according to the Hindu calendar, Gudi is considered a symbol of victory, which is placed outside the home.

It is believed that it brings prosperity and good health into a family. Special dishes are cooked. Houses are decorated with lights and Rangolies.

Makar Sankranti is celebrated in Maharashtra. It is a festival of three days. This day is important for married women. Married women wear ethnic dresses and exchange small gifts and apply vermillion and turmeric on each other’s foreheads.

Kite is also flown in many parts of the state. The festival finish with the Festival of Kinkrant. On this day, Maa Durga defeat Demon Kinkarasur.

4. Nashik Kumbh Mela



The Kumbh Mela is held every 12 times in Nashik. Aradhya Kumbh Mela is held every six years in Nashik and Allahabad. The Nashik Kumbh Mela is a very important event in Hinduism. It is a mixture of many cultures and civilizations.

Most of the saints and Sadhus gathered from all over the country. It includes chanting mantras, religious discourses, and the display of cultural activities. Kumbh Mela is also held in Haridwar, Prayagraj and Ujjain. The megacity of Nashik is positioned in the state of Maharashtra.

5. Shivaji Jayanti



Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated as the honour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Shivaji Maharaj was a famous Maratha Warrior. He is kind and the founder of the Maratha Empire in the 17th century. He had administration skills and military powers.

He found it a strong and independent Maratha kingdom. Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on February 19th every time. On this day, many events and ceremonies are organized, like processions, cultural programs, speeches, and the singing of devotional songs.

6. Diwali



Diwali is celebrated in Maharashtra with great enthusiasm; Diwali is also known as Deepavali. It is celebrated broadly in India. It is the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. It is celebrated by all religions, whether he is Hindu, Sikh, Jain, or any other religion.

It falls between mid-October and mid-November, depending on the calendar on this day. People decorate their homes with colourful lights, rangoli, an oil lamp. The festival belongs to the goddess Lakshmi who is the goddess of wealth and prosperity.And the Lord Ganesha to the removal of obstacles.

People also clean their houses and shops. Diwali is celebrated for almost four days. The first day of Diwali is called Dhanteras. On this day, people purchase new items, gold and silver.

The second day Is known as Chhoti Diwali or Narak Chatur Dasi. The 3rd day is the main Diwali. On this day, fireworks and firecrackers are common during the evening.

The 4th day is Govardhan Pooja. People worship Lord Krishna. The final day is called Bhai dhoj, which celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters.

7. Holi



Holi is celebrated in Maharashtra with very enthusiasm. It is the Festival of colours in the epic Mahabharat. Krishna, along with his Gopis, pleases all with the flute and dances around with his friends.

It is said that Lord Krishna started playing Holi on Phulera Dhoj on the second day of Falgun. It is believed Sri Krishna played Holi of Flowers with Radha and the other Gopis. After this, his devotees started playing Holi of Flowers on cholera dhoj in Brij, as Sri Krishna played with Radha.

8. Navratri and Durga Puja 



The Festival belongs to Maa Durga and her nine avatars. It ends with a celebration of Lord Ram’s victory over Ravan. Mumbai is the best place to see and enjoy the many ways in which Navratri is celebrated.

Durga Puja is a 10-day event, the 9th incarnation of Ma Durga or Goddess Shakti. Shailpuri, Brahmacharini, ChandraGhanta, Khushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhi Dhatri are worshipped during the nine days of the Chaitra Navratri.

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