Friday, 14 October 2016

Enjoy the celebration of Famous Festivals in Bihar



Do you know that Bihar is the land, which is famous for taking the enjoyment of the celebration of several festivals? If not, today, I am here to tell you about this fact.

Colorful Festivals in Bihar
It is known to most of people that India is blessed with varied festivals, culture, religions and beliefs. During the tour of every part of this nation, tourists would get the chance of taking the fine glimpse of the culture of every different region. 


In each state of this nation, you can take the enjoyment of the celebration of some festivals, that are a matchless part of its cultural heritage and are varied from the rest. To attend these festivals is very amusing. Here is the detail of the renowned festivals from Bihar.

Chatth Puja


Possibly being the most renowned festival of Bihar, Chhath Puja, which has become a synonym of Bihar, is really an ancient Hindu festival, which is dedicated to Surya, the Sun God, and occurs 6 days after the celebration of Diwali. Being an expression of paying thanks and seeking blessings from the Almighty for providing life on Earth, this festival is counted among the most celebrated festivals in India. By attending the Chhat Puja, you can get the glimpse of the true devotion.

Shravani Mela


Celebrated during every month of Shravan (July – August), the Shravani Mela, which is organized along a 108 long route connecting the towns of Sutanganj and Deogarh, is a significant month long ritual in Bihar. During this fair, the devotees, called ‘Kanwarias’, who participate it, put on saffron colored clothes and make the collection of water from the holy Ghats at Sutanganj. After this, they make a walk barefoot along the 108 long extension to Deogarh to cause the holy Shiva Linga bathe. 

Every year, thousands of people from every nook and corner of the nation attend this festival.

Sama Chakeva


Particularly celebrated in Mithila, Sama Chakeva occurs during the winter when the birds leave the Himalayas for the plains. Symbolizing the relationship of brother and sister, this festival, which begins with the welcoming of the pair of the birds, namely Sama-Chakeva, occurs when the colorful birds leave their land. During this festival, the girls make the statues of the birds and adorn them in their own traditional style. Later, the festival occurs with full splendor and ends by a farewell (Vidai) of the Sama, with a wish that these birds would get back to the land the coming year.

Sonepur Cattle Fair


Being the Asia’s largest cattle fair, the Sonepur Cattle Fair, which occurs in the town of Sonepur in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, has its root deep in ancient folklore and mythology. Observed on the Kartik Purnima that is the 1st full moon after the festival of Diwali, this great fair is the right place for the selling and purchasing of domestic cattle such as a camel, elephant, birds and sheep. Besides this, several handloom and handicraft stalls are also installed along with the folk dances and magic show. Each year, the majority of foreign tourists visit this fair.

Pitrapaksha Mela


In the month of September each year, the Pitrapaksha Mela, which is organized in Gaya, is visited by people coming here from every nook and corner of the nation to worship their forefathers as a part of the rite of Shraddha. The Shraddha ceremony is performed by the Gayalis, the descendants of the Magga Brahmins. Believed to bring salvation to the left soul, the tradition of this mandatory Hindu ritual, which dates back to Lord Buddha, is believed to have performed the 1st Pindan in this region.

Makar Sankranti Mela


Organized at Rajgir (a town in Bihar) in the month of January each year, the Makar Sankranti Mela, in which the devotees offer a flower to the deities in the temple and take a dive in the sacred water, is counted among the most enjoyed fairs in Bihar. The Mandar Hills in the Banka district is another site related to this fair. People believe that the renowned Panchjanya – the Shankh (conch shell), which was used during the war of Mahabharata, has been found on the Mandar Hills. Because of this conch, this festival has become much renowned in the state of Bihar.

Buddha Jayanti


During the Baisakh Purnima (full moon day) in the month of May, the celebration of the Buddha Jayanti is made. As per belief, Lord Buddha got his birth, enlightenment and death on the same day of the full moon night. It was so that the festival of the Buddha Jayanti, which is particularly celebrated in the town of Bodh Gaya and Rajgir, came to be observed. The day of celebration and prayer at the  Mahabodhi Temple is symbolized by this day.

Bihula


Majorly celebrated in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar during the month of August each year, the Bihula festival, which has several myths related to it, is rather popular in the Eastern Bihar. During this festival, people make a prayer to the Goddess Mansa to save the members of their family. During this festival, the magnificent Majusha Art, which is as brilliant as other art forms popularized in the state of Bihar, is the main part of it.

Rajgir Mahotsav


Having the holiness by both Buddhists and Jains, Rajgir, which is the ancient capital of the Magadhan Empire of Bihar, is the venue of the Rajgir Mahotsav, organized each year by the Department of Tourism, Bihar. Being a colorful festival of music and dance, this Mahotsav, which is organized in the last week of the month of October, offers a perfect calm ambience blessed with the devotional songs, instrumental music, folk dance, opera, ballet and other art and dance forms. Several tourists from all over the world attend this grand festival.

Thus, it can be surely said that Bihar is the perfect region of India for taking the enjoyment of the celebration of colorful festivals in order to have the fine glimpse of the great culture of this land. You must make a plan to attend any of these festivals at least in your entire life. By booking Bihar Tour Package from Holidayworms, one of the leading tour and travel operators of India, you can get this golden chance.