Karnataka has numerous spots that advance toward the legacy of India as indicated by UNESCO why not see a portion of its novel celebrations too? Here are 6 of our most loved celebrations of Karnataka, that you can design your visit around!
1. Ganesha Chaturthi
This is one celebration every one of us think about. The day we celebrate in commitment to Lord Ganesha, child of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Every one of us know the narrative of how Lord Ganesha was made. The celebration is praised over a time of 10 days, it starts on the fourth day of the waxing moon period(Shukla Chaturthi) and closures on the fourteenth day of the waxing moon period(Anant Chaturdashi) in the long stretch of August or September.
Openly puts, dirt symbols of Lord Ganesha are put in all the blessed sanctuaries and implored upon while in the houses a little region of the house is cleaned and the icon is put and supplicated upon. The principle sweet dish of this celebration is the Modak which is a dumpling that is produced using rice/wheat flour and loaded down with coconut, jaggery, dried natural products and so forth. Another sweet dish is Karanji which is additionally like the modak.
This celebration is extremely sacrosanct to the Hindus. On this celebration four principle customs are performed which are as per the following:
Prana Pratishtha: It is when Lord Ganesha is requested to come inside the Murthi or symbol
Shodashopachara: It is the 16 different ways to pay tribute to Lord Ganesha
Uttar Puja: It is the puja after which Lord Ganesha has entered the Murthi and would now be able to be moved
The murthi of Ganesha is moved in the houses and offered foods grown from the ground desserts. (Source)
Ganpati Visarjan : This is the point at which the murthi or icon of Lord Ganesha is inundated into the waterway body be it a lake, lake or the ocean.
2. Hampi Festival
Hampi celebration which is otherwise called Vijaya Utsav is a popular celebration to commend the birthday of the antiquated artist Purandaradasa who lived in Hampi and is typically celebrated in the long stretch of either October or November over a time of 3 days. This celebration draws in individuals from everywhere throughout the world.
In this celebration the Kannadigas demonstrate their ability in move, craftsmanship and music. There are additionally different exercises like firecrackers and manikin which is an eye catcher for vacationers all over the place. Not just that Hampi is a rich social place that is named as one of the legacy of India as per UNESCO which gives everything the more tourism.
The Karnataka government commends this celebration on an extensive scale because of its distinction. Youthful nearby young men take on the appearance of military from the brilliant period and line up in the paths of Hampi.
There is a show of people melodies called ‘Janapada Kala Vahini’ which is a major fascination
There is an elephant marth over the remnants of Hampi which is very nearly 15 km known as ‘Kind sized Savari’.
The landmarks in the entire 15 km of the remnants of Hampi is lit up with lights giving it an entrancing look that is genuinely a delight in itself.
There are exhibitions by both national and worldwide stars. 2015 seen exhibitions from Himesh Reshammiya, Mika Singh and so forth. Other than all these social exercises there are water games and recreations for children and family, presentations, painting rivalries and so forth.
3. Gowri Festival
This is a celebration praised one day before Ganesh Chaturthi as multi day to pay tribute to goddess Gowri, mother of Lord Ganesha. It is multi day celebrated in Karnataka as well as all through India to adulate the Goddess for her capacity to give quality and mettle on the general population. It is said that on this day the Goddess Gowri like some other spouse goes to her folks home and the following day Lord Ganesha returns to take her home.
On this day the women and females of the house have a tidy shower and spruce up in new garments and do Sthapana of the Jalgauri which is the statue of Goddess Gowri in turmeric.The goddess is mounted on a plate and a puja is done which should be finished with suchi (tidiness) and dedication.
A bagina is readied comprising of turmeric, kum, dark dab and bangles, brush, little mirror, Bangalurucoconut, rice, dal and so forth. One bagina is offered to the Goddess Gauri.
The wedded lady’s family sends her a Gauri Habadda or a blessing on this day it can even be cash.
Performed on a full moon day the Karaga is a people move executed as a custom devoted to Draupadi. It is one of the most seasoned celebrations performed in the Bengaluru. It is driven by the men in light of the fact that in the last piece of Mahabharatha the evil presence Tripurasura was as yet alive and Draupadi appeared as a shakti goddess and made troopers called Veerakumaras. After the war, the officers requesting that her stay yet she proved unable, so she guaranteed to come visit them on the primary full moon of the Hindu Calendar.
There is a Karaga bearer, spruced up as a lady conveys the Karaga which is a pyramid canvassed in blooms and visits all the Veerakumaras in his impermanent Devi State. No one realizes what is inside the Karaga, the transporter adjusts it extremely well on his and isn’t to drop it or else will kick the bucket as is accepted. The Karaga comes back to the sanctuary the following day by sunrise.
The Karaga celebration is a wonderful celebration which sees the regard and love the general population have for Draupadi, the Shakti Devi.
5. Pattadakal Dance Festival
The Pattadakal move celebration is sorted out each year on an extensive scale by the Karnataka Government in the long stretch of January to respect and celebrate of all its acclaimed sanctuaries.
The Pattadakal town is arranged 20 km from Badami in Karnataka. It is a world legacy focus and broadly known for its some very much built sanctuaries as it was the second capital of the chalukya lords.
The majority of these sanctuaries at the Pattadakal town are committed to Lord Shiva with wonderful structure and carvings on them. The biggest of the every one of the sanctuaries are Virupaksha and Mallikarjuna.
This celebration sees a wide range of and wonderful artists from Karnataka as well as the entire nation. Another significant fascination of the Pattadakal celebration is the specialty mela that is sorted out here like no place else.
Another well known move celebration of Karnataka is the ‘Hoysala Mahotsava’ in Belur-Halebid.
6. Mahamastakabhisheka (Shravanabelagola)
An essential Jain celebration that is held each once in 12 years in the town of Shravanabelagola in Karnataka, India. The celebration sees the blessing the 17.3736 meters tall statue of Siddha Bahubali.
As this celebration starts, the aficionados sprinkle favored blessed water on the general population come to take an interest in the celebration. At that point, the statue is blessed or showered with fluids, for example, drain, sugarcane juice, saffron glue, and powder of sandalwood, turmeric and vermilion. The Jain nuns move up the Vindhyagiri slopes to achieve the huge statue.
Contributions made to the statue are petals, gold and silver coins, valuable stones. In 2006, the service finished with the shower of blooms from a helicopter onto the statue and individuals bounced up to get those blossoms as a gift.
This celebration was last celebrated in 2006 and will next be commended in 2018.
7. Kambala Festival
Kambala celebration is a conventional wild ox race sorted out yearly in Dakshin Kannada and Udipi locale of Karnataka by the cultivating networks. It is held amongst November and March. A couple of wild oxen is attached to a furrow and is made to go through a field of slush, tied down by an agriculturist. The birthplace of this celebration can be followed back to over a 1000 years when the celebration was commended to pacify divine beings for good collect.