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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the famous festivals in Rishikesh?

Sergei Vorobei Nov 06 2013
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Take a look at the10 days annual FREE Yoga & Music Fesival taking place in Ram Jhula every November:

http://rishikeshyogafestival.com

More than 30 teachers and 20+ artists playing nightly. 12 hours of free classes everyday.

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Reema Bhalla DEC 10 2012
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Rishikesh is predominated with Hindu cults and beliefs. Therefore, all the major Hindu festivals are celebrated with much enthusiasm and grandeur.

  • The International Yoga Festival

     

    Rishikesh is famously known as the Yoga Capital of the World. From time to time, several yoga-based festivals are organized here. The chiefest among them is the International Yoga Festival.

    Organized by the Parmath Niketan Ashram in association with the Uttaranchal Tourism, the festival is an important event in the city and takes place generally in March every year. This week-long festival attracts the most renowned names in the world of Yoga and spirituality. The Yoga Aid Challenge charity fundraiser is notable for its noble inclinations.
    You can have more information about the festival from the official website
    http://internationalyogafestival.com. You can register online to attend the festival or participate in it from the same website.

     

  • Basant Panchmi

     

    This festival is celebrated to mark the onset of spring and the ensuing process of mirth and scenic beauty. Watch how the whole of Rishikesh is washed in the colours of yellow and green as nature revives back to a new life. Goddess Saraswati is worshipped in this festival all over India. The entire milieu of Rishikesh comes alive with the joy of the spring. Yellow is the color of this festival, so, you are suppose to wear yellow clothes, eat yellow food like rice cooked in turmeric, saffron colored sweets, besan ki mithai etc. Celebrated in the month of Magh, the festival marks the beginning of Holi Baithaks.

  • Holi

     

    Equally excitedly celebrated is the festival of Holi, as fun, frolic and colours rule the order of the day. In the month of Phalgun according to the Hindu calendar the festival brings alive the city with color of joy and love.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, and indulge in the festivities and stay charmed!

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