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Festivals in Bhubaneswar

Festivals in BhubaneswarFestivals are an integral part of any civilization. They bring different cultures and religions together. Festivals are celebrated by all kinds of people hand in hand irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or financial status. Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha also witnesses several kinds of festivals with thousands of people taking active participation in them. Given below is the list of festivals that take place in Bhubaneswar in various times of the year.

Rajarani Festival:

This is a major music festival of Bhubaneswar. It is celebrated for a period of three days with great enthusiasm and celebration. The musical performers, vocalists, instrumentalists and classical artists come from all over the India to take part in this amazing festival. This festival is designed in such a way that promotes the Indian classical and traditional music.

Sri Rama Navami:

It is one of the popular and religious festivals to take place in Bhubaneswar. This religious festival is dedicated to celebrate the birth of the Hindu God Rama. It is celebrated on the 9th of March every year. On this auspicious day various attractive processions pass across the roads. It is celebrated with great enthusiasmand gaiety. This is a religious festival. The devotees celebrate this festival to pay homage to the Hindu Lord Ram.


Janmashtami is celebrated on the birthday of the Hindu Lord Krishna, one of the Avatars of Lord Vishnu to have born in India. This festival is celebrated throughout the country with love and dedication. Many devotees of Lord Krishna in India observe fasting on Janmashtami. It is celebrated in the month of August every year.

Megha Mela:

It is one of the most popular festivals of Bhubaneswar. This festival is celebrated along with big fairs in the month of January or February. According to the Hindu month it is celebrated in Magha month so it has been named as Megha Mela. This fair is organized at Khandagiri for one week.

Maha Shiva Ratri:

The festival of Maha Shivaratri is celebrated across the nation of India with utmost devotion. It is held during the months of February and March. On the sacred day of Maha Shivaratri devotees usually keep fast and perform special Puja for the God Shiva. This festival is dedicated for the veneration of Lord Shiva.

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