• India
  • Uttarakhand
  • Dehradun
  • 16.7°C-36°C
  • 2254 FT
  • Hindi,Kumaoni
  • March to Oct
  • Dehradun
  • Dehradun
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    Kirti Saxena
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Dehradun Culture

Dehradun Culture
25 reviews

Nandadevi-mela

The Nanda Devi Melas are held at Almora, Dehradun, Nauti, Dandidhara, Munsiyari and Ranikhet, of which the Almora and Roopkund fairs are the most famous ones. The Nanda Devi Jat is celebrated every year in the Nanda Devi temples spread across Garhwal and Kumaon. The festival commences on the day earmarked for the Devi’s visit to her maiti or parents’ home and culminates with the return to her husband’s home. This tradition is beautifully expressed in the folk songs of Uttarakhand.

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Dehradun Culture
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Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami is celebrated in between January and February of every year. As per hindu calendar this is the second last month of the year and called Magh (January-February). On this festival people worship the Goddess Saraswati, and wear yellow clothes .

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Dehradun Culture
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Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti or Ghugutia is one of the famous Hindu festivals and is celebrated with lot of zeal in Uttarakhand. According to the Hindu scriptures, on this day, the sun enters the zodiac sign of Capricorn from the zodiac sign of Cancer. This day marks the northward transit (Uttarayan) of the sun. The migratory birds also return to the hills, since a change in season takes place. On Makar Sankranti people give Khichdi in charity and take a dip in holy rivers in Kumaun Bageshwar (Saryu and Gomti Sangam) and Ranibagh (Gaula). They also participate in the Uttarayani fairs to celebrate the festival of Ghughutia(also known as Kale Kauva).

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Dehradun Culture
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Ganga Dussehra

Ganga Dusshera is celebrated in Uttarakhand with lot of enthusiasm. This festival starts on the tenth day of Jaishtha (May-June) according to the Hindu calendar. It begins on the Amavasya night (dark moon night) and continues till Dashami tithi or the tenth phase of the moon. The ‘Aarti’ is held in Haridwar and thousands of people attend it. The festival of Ganga Dusshera or Dasar sees the River Ganges worshipped for ten days by the people. During this period people douse themselves in the sacred river of the Ganges to wash themselves from all their past and present life sins.

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Dehradun Culture
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Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated largely in India and Nepal in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is also known as PadmaRajarathri. The festival is celebrated every year in the dark fortnight or Krishna Paksha(waning moon) on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha month of the Hindu calendar.

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Dehradun Culture
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Kartik Purnima

Kartika Poornima (Kartika purnima) is a Hindu, Jain and Sikh holy festival, celebrated on the Purnima (full moon) day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartika (November–December). It is also known as Tripuri Poornima and Tripurari Poornima. It is sometimes called Deva-Diwali or Deva-Deepawali - the festival of lights of the gods.

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Dehradun Culture
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Phooldei Chamma dei

Phool Dei is celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaitra in the month of March. On this day, young girls and children conduct most of the ceremonies. Young girls and children go to all the houses in the Mohalla or the Village with plates full of rice, jaggery, coconut, green leaves and flowers. In the olden times rice, jaggery etc. used to be brought in the baskets of ringal. But now with the changing times, children bring these things in the plates or thalis or plastic bags.

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Dehradun Culture
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Khatarua

This is essentially one of the most special festivals of Tripura and is observed by the pastoral agricultural society with much fun and vigor in the month of Ashwin which falls in mid-September. This grand occasion calls for unrestrained merriment and on this special day people light bonfires around which children dance displaying multi-hued flags

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