Events and Festivals in Bhopal

Owing to the multi-cultural spirit of Bhopalembraces one and all in their holiday.

  • Lokrang Festival: Held in January for around 4 days annually, the festival promotes folk dances in an effort to merge geopolitical boundaries and limits.
  • Holiand Rang Panchami(March): Smearing colors on people, Rang Panchami is popular internationally too. The burning of a born-fire marks the Holi ritual.
  • Eid (Eid al-Fitr): Celebrated in June-July by the Muslim majority, Eid marks the end of Ramadan (the holy month of fasting). The festival is celebrated by offering prayers to Allah and sharing a feast with loved ones.
  • Diwali (October- November): The Annual festival of Diwali has its roots in the Hindu history of ancient India and is celebrated across Bhopal, just like the rest of India. ‘Diyas’ (small lamps) are lit up around homes and streetsafter dark.The main day of Diwali with ‘Lakshmipujan’ is when the Goddess of wealth and prosperity is worshipped.
  • Dussehra (Vijay dahsmi): Celebrated in September-October as the day when Rama killed Ravana and rescued Sita, the festival of Dussehramarks the death of evil and the victory of good. Effigies of the 10-headed Ravana is burnt to remember the historic incident. 
  • Ram Navmi(April- March): The day when Lord Ram was born is celebrated by visiting Ram Temple. Rama is considered to be the 7th avatar of Vishnu and is one of his few avatars in Human form.

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