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"India, the land of myriad festivals comes alive with the advent of August with a bouquet of religious and traditional festivals such as Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi and Rakshabandhan."
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Indian Fairs & Festivals In August

Metemneo Festival (Nagaland, North East India) - 4th to 8th August, 2010

The five-day harvest festival is greatly celebrated by Yimchungers tribes of Nagaland in North-East India. The merriment involves worshipping the agricultural equipments, performing tribal dances following rhythm of drum-beats and pampering taste-bud with delicious tribal cuisines. The festival days are considered as perfect time for organizing marriage ceremonies.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race (Kerala) - 14th August, 2010

Also known as 'Snake Boat Race', the adventure programme is organized annually at Alappuzha in Kerala. The boat race is connected with a legend that date back to 400 years. The gigantic boat is bedecked with colorful threads and flags. It can accommodate 100 rowers in each race. The winner of the breath-taking task is rewarded with Nehru Trophy.

Raksha Bandhan (All over India ) - 24th August, 2010

This popular festival depicts the emotional relationship between brothers and sisters. The auspicious occasion is strongly associated with Vedic legends and rituals, which are immortal in the Hindu Society. A few weeks prior to the festival, people starts buying Rakhi gifts from the shops or via online services.

Sitabari Fair (Sitabari, Rajasthan) - 26th to 27th August, 2010

Dedicated to the divine legends of Ramayana, the jazzing fair is organized in Sitabari, a small town in Rajasthan. A large number of devout Hindus visit the place so as to take a holy dip in the 'Lakshman Babhuka' stream. Apart from its religious importance, the fair offer business opportunity to traders, cattle breeders and craftsmen in and around the state.

Kazri Teej (Rajasthan) - 27th August, 2010

Kazri Teej festival has great significance for both married and unmarried women, who believe to seek blessing for a happy married life. The festival falls after the new moon in the month of Shravan(July-August). Rajasthani also call the occasion as Sawan Festival, which welcomes the cool monsoon days.

Amarnath Yatra (Amarnath Cave, Jammu & Kashmir) August 2010

Dedicated to the divine legends of Ramayana, the jazzing fair is organized in Sitabari, a small town in Rajasthan. A large number of devout Hindus visit the place so as to take a holy dip in the 'Lakshman Babhuka' stream. Apart from its religious importance, the fair offer business opportunity to traders, cattle breeders and craftsmen in and around the state.

Tarnetar Mela (Saurashtra, Gujarat) August 2010

The colorful fair is a three-day event held every year in the first week of 'Bhadrapad' (August-September). It is dedicated to the deity of Lord Shiva, positioned at Trineteshwar temple in Saurashtra, Gujarat. Devotees also call the fair as Trinetreshwar Mahadev Fair. They visit from different corners of the world and take a holy dip in the water reservoir-'Papanshu', meaning, the destroyer of sins.

 



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