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"The month of November in India comes with the flavour of festivity as a number of festivals mark the November calendar by plethora of big and small festivals like Pushkar Fair, Diwali, Guru Parab and Sharad Purnima."
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Indian Fairs & Festivals In November

Diwali (All over India) - 3rd November, 2010

The 'festival of lights' is one of the gorgeous occasion, when every corner of India illuminates like stars. Hindu mythology mark the event with the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya, after his 14 years exile. Devotees take special interest in burning crackers, decorating their home and surroundings with clay lamps, colorful bulbs and glowing candles. North Indian celebrate Diwali following the concept of 'Dhanteras' and performing Lakshmi Puja.

Bhai Dooj (All over India) - 7th November, 2010

Bhai Dooj has strong significance in cultural dictionary of India. On the very occasion, sisters apply tika on the forehead of their brothers, perform aarti and receive gifts from their dearest brothers. The festival is associated with the emotional saga of Lord Yamraj with his sister Yamuna. It is also known as 'Bhai Phota' or 'Bhai Tika'.

Dala Chhath (Uttar Pradesh) - 12th November, 2010

Dedicated to the worship of Lord Surya, Lord Agni and Lord Kartikeya, Dala Chhath is greatly celebrated devotees in Uttar Pradesh. The four-day long festival is performed at home and on the bank of pious Ganga. Rituals are followed and special festival cuisines are prepared. Coconut, flowers, sweets, bannas, sugarcane are main items, offered by standing in the knee-deep water area.

Bateshwar Fair (Bateshwar, North India ) - 12th to 26th November, 2010

As the name indicates, the celebrated fair is organized at Bateshwar, located 70 kms from Agra. The event presents an excellent fusion of cultural and spiritual treasure of the state. There are about 108 temples in the mentioned place. Devout Hindus visit the shrines and perform rituals for long hours. The fair is also a great trading center for camel and cattle breeders.

Pushkar Fair (Pushkar, Rajasthan ) - 13th to 21st November, 2010

Popularly known as the world's largest camel trade fair, the colorful event is organized at Pushkar in Rajatshan. The twelve-day long affair is connected with the mythic saga of Lord Brahma and demon Vajra Nabh. About 20, 000 bedecked camels are exhibited on the fair and a number of shopping stalls are build on the festival ground. In addition, cultural prorgammes, delicious rajasthani cuisines and camel rides attracts tourists' attention.

Id_ul_Zuha (All over India) - 17th November, 2010

Also known as 'Bakr-Id, the religious festivals has deep significance in Muslim community. On the very day, devotees sacrifice a goat(Bakr) and commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim Following the Lunar Islamic calendar, it falls annually on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja.

Guru Nanak Jayanti (All over India ) - 21st November, 2010

Popularly called as 'Gurupurab', the festival is dedicated to the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikh faith. Grand processions are held and the festival stretches for three days. 'Langar' or the special community lunch is the main attraction during the festival.


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