By : Kunal Thakurani

8 Traditional Hindu Regional Festivals of India

Shri Jagannath Rath Yatra, Puri

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A grand chariot festival in Puri, Odisha, celebrating Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and sister Subhadra.

One of the largest spiritual gatherings, Mahakumbha Mela occurs every 12 years, with pilgrims taking a holy dip in the Ganges.

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 Mahakumbha Mela

A significant festival in Bihar and parts of North India, Chhath Mahaparva honors the sun god with elaborate rituals.

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 Chhath Mahaparva

An indigenous ritual art form in Kerala, Theyyam showcases vibrant performances with participants embodying deities.

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Theyyam Festival

Celebrated in Maharashtra, this unique festival involves the offering of turmeric to deities, symbolizing auspiciousness.

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Bhandara Turmeric Festival

A grand procession in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, during the occasion of Mahashivratri, dedicated to Lord Mahakaal.

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Mahakaal Shahi Sawari

Celebrated mainly in Tamil Nadu and other Southern states, Thaipoosam honors Lord Murugan with vibrant processions and rituals.

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 Bihu Festival

The cultural festival of Assam, Bihu marks the Assamese New Year and is celebrated with dance, music, and feasting.

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