FESTIVALS AND EVENTS: Bandhavgarh National Park is home to many tribes that have their individual festivals and events.
- Madai (February): The festival is celebrated by the Gond Tribe by singing, dancing and playing drums around a tree. A goat is sacrificed on the occasion.
- Bhaghoriya (March): Celebrated by Bhils Tribe one week before Holi, the god of Dance is worshipped on this day. The festival stands for romance, love and marriage and is celebrated by a ritual dance with music.
- Karma (September- October): Celebrated by some of the tribes for fertility, the festival starts by people going to the forest to collect fruits and flowers and worshipping Lord Karma.
- Holi (March): Holi marks the beginning of the spring festival and is celebrated by colors, music and dancing.
- Dussehra (October): Marking the day when Lord Ram killed Ravana and rescued Sita, the festival is celebrated by re-enacting the legend and by worshipping goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati.