October is the month when most of the cities in India comes back to life. During this time, India in different lengths and breadths gets splurge into the happiness of festivity. The people of all sects decorate their homes with various types of accessories. From Southern India to Northern India, all festivals are celebrated in a different way. Details about different festivals of India are as follows:
However, the main attraction takes place on the last day of the festival. A traditional Dussehra procession (known as Jumboo Savari) winds its way through the streets of Mysore, starting from Mysore Palace and ending in Bannimantap. It features an idol of the Goddess Chamundeshwari, carried atop a lavishly decorated elephant. In the evening, there's a torch-light parade at the Bannimantap grounds on the outskirts of the city. Highlights include fireworks, daredevil stunts on motorcycles, and a laser show.
Mysore Dussehra: When and Where?
Soorya Dance Festival, Thiruvananathapuram, Kerala: The Soorya dance festival is celebrated in the month of October. It starts from 1st October and ends on 10th October every year. It is celebrated for 10 days. The festival is organized by the Soorya stage and film society. In this festival various dance forms, various sound and light shows, paintings, film festivals, photography and lectures are organized. The travellers who want to get the glimpse of the real Indian culture at the Soorya dance festival.
Venue: Tagore Theatre
Festival Date of Navrathri: 8 October 2011 to 16 October 2011
Diwali: Diwali this time will be celebrated on 26th October 2011. People on this day burn oil lamps with the aim to create enlightenment and vanish out darkness from their lives. In Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, this festivity lasts for 5 days. In some parts of Uttar Pardesh like Ayodhaya, the preparation for this festivity from 1 month ahead. The people during this eve, ornament their houses with the colourful lights and flowers. The tapestry of colourful lights can be seen all over homes and temples. The temples echo with the voice of Vedic chants. Carnivals, processions and get together are also organized at the regional levels. Prayers being the indispensable part of this festvity, are offered to the Lord Rama duirng the evenings. As Lord Rama returned with his consort Sita after the exile of 14 years, the memoir for that event is kept in the mind and Diwali is celebrated in full swing.