Indore city is popular for its cultural events and festival. Here many festivals are celebrated with enormous enthusiasm. Owning to its rich cultural background Indore Festivals are celebrated with much celebration and enthusiasm and also Indore Festivals are main attractions of the city. Normally many festivals of India are celebrated in Indore. Though the increasing westernization has been reason to celebrate the Valentine's Day, Friendship Day and also New Year but city not lost the tradition. Indore still celebrates traditional festivals. All Festivals of India like Diwali, Holi, Eid and Rakhi etc. which are originated centuries back are celebrated with lots of enthusiasm. There are some regional festivals like Ahilya Utsav also celebrated differently in Indore. Number of Hotel in Indore ad Indore Resorts which gives the best Indore Accommodation are also celebrates Festivals in Indore.
Festival of Indore
Some Popular Indore Festivals are as follows:
Ganesh Chaturthi :
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in a different way in Indore. When Textile mills developed here, the workers of the mills contributed money and labor arrange a "Jhanki" (carnival of floats) and then celebrated the festival with great pomp and show.
Anant Chaudas :
Anant Chaudas is celebrates at the night around the month of September. On the night of these Indore festivals large processions are taken out large idols of lord Ganesh are engrossed in water. This event is organized with outstanding excitement by the individuals. Indore Resort also Celebrates this festival.
Makar Sankranti :
Makar Sankranti is also celebrates in Indore on 14th January but here this festival known as Kite festival. At the time of this Festival of Indore sky over city is rendered colorful as people fly kites and organized competitions of that day.
Rangapanchami is organized after 5 days from Holi. Indore designed its own design of Rangapanchami. This festival of Indore is recognized like a Holi, but shades are mixed with water and then added on others. At the time of this event local municipal corporation pour color mixed water on the main roads of an old Indore. Now they use a Fire Brigade for brigade for that purpose. Ranga Panchami is an old event, which was recognized at the time of Holkar leadership and remains celebrated.
Ahilya Utsav :
Ahilya Utsav celebrated to memorialize the death anniversary of Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar who was the brave queen of Indore. This festival celebrated annually in city. This is a special festival of Indore.
There is a unique importance of Navratri Ustav in Indore. The forehead of Bijasen mata is on a little hill called 'Bijasen Tekri'. During this Indore Festivals means in the month of September and October, a logical structured at this forehead. It draws pilgrims in large figure.