Events and Festivals in Mumbai, India

Events and Festivals in Mumbai

  • Ganesh Chaturthi: A majority of the population of Mumbai consists of Maharashtrians; the biggest festival in Maharashtrian culture is Ganesh Chaturthi. What this festival signifies is the birth of the Hindu deity Ganesh. It’s said that during the ten days of this festival, Lord Ganesh himself graces the Earth with his presence and presides over the rituals carried out. On the last day of the festival, all the followers of Ganesh take their respective idols to a nearby water body and immerse it into the water to make way for the deity’s rebirth next year. Go for Mumbai tours during this festival, you will be amazed with the devotion of the people for Lord Shri Ganesha.
  • Navratri: To honour the Hindu deity, Durga, the symbol of Power, Navratri is celebrated over a span of nine years. Navratri is celebrated differently, in different parts of the country. The Northern part of the country fasts and prays, while the West celebrates in the dance forms of Garbha and Dandiya.
  • Diwali: Known as the festivals of lights, Diwali is celebrated to symbolizes the power of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance to name a few. A festival that extends over five days, it’s tradition to buy new clothes and tidy up the residence to make way for the goodwill that Diwali brings with it. The most popular tradition of Diwali is to gather up family and burst crackers and then go around distributing sweets.

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