“The festivals are like a map charting our spiritual progress in God”. The depth of this quote can be very well experienced in the vibrant and colorful festivals of South India. The people here are intricately woven into their rich culture, which is celebrated with great fervor in the form of the colorful festivals in the different states of South India like Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. The celebrations here encompass melodious music, breathtaking classical dance, theatrical performances, several interesting rituals, huge processions, awe-inspiring decorations, feasts and firework. Participating in the interesting and joyful festivals of South India is an experience in itself.
Some Of The Famous Festivals Of South India are:
Hampi Festival, Karnataka
It is one of the most famous festivals of South Indian state of Karnataka. Dedicated to the most fascinating of all art forms, dance and music, Hampi Festival is hosted by the Government of Karnataka every year in November. This festival is all about dance, music, light and sound show, puppet shows and wonderful processions. During the festival, well known artists from across the globe come to Hampi in Karnataka to set the stage on fire.
Pongal Festival, Tamil Nadu
Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated for four days in the month of January with a great sense of gratitude in the state of Tamil Nadu. Sun God is worshiped and thanked during the festival for his blessings in the form of crops. A variety of dishes are prepared during the festival.
Onam Festival, Kerala
Onam is one of the most significant festivals of the beautiful state Kerala. Celebrated for ten days, Onam is a harvest festival, whose advent injects color and joy in lives of the people of Kerala. There is so much to enjoy in this festival- feasts, boat races, unique rituals, firework, song and dance. The festival is celebrated in the month of August/September every year.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Kerala
A part of the unique and interesting culture of Kerala, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a great festival to participate in. It is held in the month of August/September every year. ‘A great deal of entertainment’ is the best phrase to describe the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Organized on the fascinating backwaters of Kochi, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race attracts tourists from far and wide.
Explore, enjoy and feel the spirit of the wonderful festivals of South India.