So as we are stepping into the month of October which is usually a festive month in India. The people across India groove into the mood to the vibes of festivals taking place in the month of October.

October: The vibes of festive month in India

Here are some of the festivals celebrated in India in the month of October:

1. Sharadha Navratras: To start of this festive mood with Navratras festival which is one of the festivals celebrated in India. In India Navratras festival are celebrated twice in a year but the Navratras festival which is celebrated between the month of September or October is Sharadha Navratras. Navratras festival lasts for 9 nights and 10 days. Each day is devoted to different forms of Goddess Durga. Sharadha Navratras started from 29th September and will end on 8th October with Dussehra festival on the last day.

October: The vibes of festive month in India

2. Gandhi Jayanti : Every year on 2nd October, Gandhi Jayanti is observed to Celebrate and honor the Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. On his birth anniversary society came together to remember the principles of Mahatma Gandhi like to spread awareness among the society regarding keeping our surroundings clean.

3. Durga Navmi and Dussehra: On the 9th day of Sharadha Navratri, Durga Navmi is celebrated in which Hindus complete their 9 days Navratri fast by taking blessings from Goddess Durga. Also Hindus do Kanjak Puja which primarily involves the worship of nine girls, representing the nine forms of Goddess Durga. In return they give blessings for successful life.

On the next day or sometimes on the same day depends on the Hindu calendar Dussehra is celebrated which is one of the main festival celebrated to mark the victory of God Rama over Demon Ravana. According to the epic Ramayana, Lord Ram killed Ravana on the tenth day that is Dussehra. The festival of Dussehra is celebrated at the end day of Sharada Navratras which will be celebrated on 8th October.

October: The vibes of festive month in India

4. Karva chauth: Karva Chauth is one of the most beautiful festivals celebrated in India mainly for couples. During this festival, the married women keeps fast for their husband to pray for their long life. The fast of Karva Chauth is observed without taking any food or water after the sunrise. Married women break their fast only after seeing and making offerings to the moon. So, this festival is dedicated to the couple and will be celebrated on 17th October.

October: The vibes of festive month in India

5. Ahoi Ashtami: Ahoi Ashtami is a Hindu festival celebrated before 8 days of Diwali. This festival is mainly celebrated in North India. During this festival women women keeps fast for their children to pray for their long life. The fast of Ahoi Ashtami is observed without taking any food or water after the sunrise. So, this festival is dedicated to share the bond between mother and children and will be celebrated on 21st October.

October: The vibes of festive month in India

6. Dhanteras: With celebrating the Dhanteras is also mark to celebrate the first day of Diwali festival. This festival is one of the most auspicious day for people throughout the year because this day is considered to be the  great day to buy Jewellery, Kitchen utensils made of steel, any form of automobile like car or bike.

October: The vibes of festive month in India

7. Diwali: Diwali is one of the most beautiful festivals celebrated in India which is also known as “The Festivals of Lights” This festival is celebrated after the exact 20 days of Dussehra festival. During Diwali people light up their houses, shops and streets in advance for which looks amazing. Also People see Diwali as  the beginning of a new year where people clean their houses, invest in new things and forget old problems to start fresh. This year Diwali will be celebrated on 27th October.

8. Bhai Dooj: Bhai Dooj is the another popular Hindu festival sharing the bond between brother and sister. In this festival sister apply Red tilak on the forehead of their brother and in return brother gets blessings from his sister and also ensure the responsibility to protect her. So, this festival will be celebrated on 29th October.

9. Chhath Puja: To end the month of October with another beautiful Hindu festival “Chhath Puja” which is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh along with the residents of these states residing across India for their work, jobs etc. This festival is dedicated to Sun God for a period of 4 days. So, this festival will be celebrated from 31st October to 3rd November.

October: The vibes of festive month in India

October: The vibes of festive month in India

In the end, I hope you like my blog and personally I feel its good to travel during festivals. So, I suggest you to choose the month of October to explore India during the festive month.

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Hello everyone, I am Rahat Arora, I like to explore and capture good travel memories. Being travel lover I am also (travel blogger) through which I share my experience about places with the combination of exploring the place, culture and cuisines. So, I hope you all like my travel experience.

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