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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular festivals and events in Gwalior?

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The city of Gwalior boasts of an illustrious culture. Therefore, this city is always pulsating with festivities and communal bonding. Let us have a look at what are the major festivals of Gwalior,

  • The Tansen Festival

    This is a major defining cultural aspect of the Gwalior. Tansen, the renowned musician who practised here, started a tradition of classical music that still flows in the veins of this city. This festival is celebrated in the month of November or December every year. The musicians and music-enthusiasts come together to organize this grand event, and musicians from all over the country consider it a privilege to be a part of this. Supported by Madhya Pradesh government, the festivals draws huge crowds, who are granted free entry to this 4-day extravaganza. Do come early to bag a suitable seat.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi

    The festival, which generally falls in the month of September, is celebrated with great enthusiasm among the locals here. Apart from the traditional customs and prayers, the festival involves here procession of Jhankis or floats through the streets of the city. The carnival is welcomed by everyone with great gusto. Tourists are readily accommodated by the locals in the festival.

Also, a popular festival like Rang Panchmi is celebrated with immense fun and frolic. The festival occurs five days after Dulendi (Holi) when water, mixed with colours, is sprinkled playfully on others. All in all, it really is a carnival of laughter and joy out here in Gwalior during the festivals, which, by the way, are many.

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