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Festivals of Uttarakhand: A Journey Through Faith and Tradition

Uttarakhand, located in the foothills of the Himalaya, is known for its beauty, rich History, wildlife reserves and culture. The state is also known for many festivals throught the year, represent the tradition, history and unity of Uttarakhand.
Let’s start on a journey to explore some of the most prominent festivals of Uttarakhand.

Major Festivals

Maha Kumbh Mela (Haridwar)

The Kumbh Mela is the grant daddy of all the melas in India and this happens in four places of India and Haridwar is one of them. this attracting millions of devotees from across the world.
Kumbh Mela takes place in every 12 years, Uttarakhand has the privilege to host this sacred event. Devotees veliece that taking a holy dip in the Ma ganga during the Kumbh cleanes you from sins and leads to spirituality. It goes for a month and celebrate with rituals, chanting mantras and Rishi- Munies pray for the welbeing of Human and entire world.

Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra

Goddess Nanda Devi, the Kul devi and protector of Uttarakhand and Himalyan regin. Nanda Raj Jat Yatra holds immense significance for the people of Uttarakhand. The Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra, a once-in-12-year pilgrimage(when a four hind got gets birth in the Raj Kul). this 19 days Yatra goes with Royal procession with the Doli of Ma Nanda.
The yatra is a shows of unwavering faith, with devotees undertaking a challenging trek to seek blessings from the divine mother.

Other Notable Festivals

Nanda Devi Mela

Celebrated annually in the Kumaon region, this vibrant fair honors Goddess Nanda Devi. Held around September, it features colorful processions, folk performances, and a lively atmosphere.

Holi in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand’s Holi celebrations are a visual treat. Unlike the riot of colors elsewhere, here, the festival unfolds in stages – Baithki Holi (women sing and play), Khari Holi (colors are thrown), and Mahila Holi (women playfully chase men with sticks).

Bagwal Mela

Bagwal Mela takes place on the aspios day of Rakhi and this is celebrated on the ground of Ma barahahi Devi in champawat distric. This is famous for the war untill there is blood of 1 person.


this is celebrated as the new year of Hindu and on this day childrens go to pluck the budds and flours and sing the song “Phool dei chamma dei” and in the evening people go for Jhora.

Ganga Dussehra (Haridwar)

This ten-day festival commemorates the descent of the holy Ganges River to Earth. Devotees express their gratitude through prayers, aarti (offering of light), and releasing diyas (lamps) on the river.


Uttarakhand’s festivals are a vibrant tapestry that weaves together spirituality, tradition, and celebration. From the grand spectacle of the Kumbh Mela to the regal Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra, each festival carries within it the essence of the state’s rich cultural heritage. The mesmerizing hues of Holi, the sacred rituals of Ganga Dussehra, and the unique traditions of the Bagwal Mela – all offer a captivating glimpse into the unwavering faith and joy that permeates the land.
These celebrations are not mere events but profound expressions of a community that has preserved its customs through the ages. As you bid farewell to this enchanting journey, you’ll carry with you memories that encapsulate the spirit of Uttarakhand – a harmonious blend of devotion, unity, and the enduring power of human resilience.

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