Events and Festivals in Chanderi
Festivals in Chanderi are celebrated across religions and cultures.
- Jageswari Devi Fair (March- April): The fair commemorates the events when the ruler of Chanderi, who was a devotee of Jageswari Devi, was cured of leprosy.
- Holiand Rang Panchami (March): ‘The festival of Colors’ is celebrated with love in Chanderi much like the rets of India and colors are used to greet each other. The 2-day festival starts by having a born-fire on the first day and celebrating the union of Radha and Krishna.
- Eid (Eid al-Fitr): Celebrated in June-July, Eid marks the day when Ramadan (the holy month of fasting) ends. The festival is celebrated by offering prayers and having a feast with loved ones. The traditional‘biryani’ and ‘shevaiyan’ are a must-try!
- Diwali (October- November): Diwali has its roots in the Hindu history of ancient India and is celebrated in Chanderi just like the rest of the country. ‘Diyas’ (small lamps) are lit up and placed around the house. Families come together to celebrate with festive food and lights. The ‘Lakshmipujan’ day is when the Goddess of wealth and prosperity is worshipped.
- Dussehra (Vijay dahsmi)September-October: The festival of Dussehra marks the victory of good over evil and is a reference to ‘Ramayana’ when Rama rescued Sita by killing Ravana. Effigies of the 10-headed Ravanare burnt to remember the incident.