Events and Festivals in Aurangabad

  • February: Shiv Jayanti: On 19th February, the city celebrates the birthday of beloved Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj!
  • March: Ajanta Ellora Festival: It is a classical dance festival organized with the famous caves as a backdrop. Gudi Padwa: Gudi Padwa is the New Year’s Day in Marathi Panchang. Gudis are erected in houses and sweets are prepared.
  • April: Paithan Yatra: Paithan Yatra is a pilgrimage journey where devotees gather to pay their homage to Saint Eknath.
  • May: Maharashtra Din: 1st May is Maharashtra day as well as Labour Day. Budhha Jayanti: It is celebrated in the Lunar month of Vaisakh. It is an important festival in Aurangabad because of its long association with Buddhism. 
  • July: Janmashtami: Exhilarating ‘Dahi Handi’ competitions are a treat to watch during Janmashtami.
  • September: Ganeshostav: This cultural festival is celebrated in Maharashtra on a large scale and with a lot of enthusiasm! It originated here and following the traditions a lot socially constructive programs take place in September.
  • October: Dasara: Experience Dasara with a Maharashtrian spin in Aurangabad. Goddess Saraswati is worshipped in schools, huge feasts are laid out and huge effigies of Ravana, the demon king are burnt in grounds.
  • November: Diwali: Diwali is a festival synonymous with Joy in India. This festival of light is when the whole city relaxes and spends times with their families.
  • December: New Year’s Eve: New Year’s Eve one of annual party bashes in Aurangabad. The Aurangabad Festival: The Aurangabad festival is celebrated to explore the hidden talents in this heritage rich city.

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