September month in India signifies the season of exceptional fervour. September, with soothing weather and the multifariousness of renowned festivals and events, offers people the best of wekends and recreational ideas. The festivals and fairs in September is an exquisite amalgamation of custom with the winter breeze. The multi-hued display is enthralling during this time of the year. Have a look at the list of festivals and events lined up for you this September 2021.
Solung Festival, Pasighat
Date: 1 - 7 September, 2021
Solung festival is celebrated for five days by the Adi tribe in Arunachal Pradesh. Each day is celebrated with unique celebrations. The first day is for preparation of the event; the second day is for slaughtering animals, the third day is for rituals, the fourth day is for making ammunition and arms, and the last day is the celebration, which is conducted as a farewell. This festival is celebrated as a prayer to the almighty for a bountiful harvest and protection from harmful spirits. The iconic performance of this festival is Miri. It is a narration of the life of Abotani (Nibo), the ancestor of Tani.
Date: 7 September, 2021
Alappuzha region of Kerala sees a lot of Padayani festivals and one of the most interesting ones is the Neelamperror Palli Bhagavati shrine's Padayani. This festival takes place in August or September (in 2021, it takes place in September). The main attraction of this festival is the Kettukazhcha ritual. In this ritual, massive effigies are brought into the temple in a procession and displayed to the devotees.
Date: 10 September, 2021
It is observed all over India in between August and September, which is also known as the month of Bhadra to honour Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed God of the Hindus.
Lord Ganesha is believed to be the remover of obstacles. He is also considered the god of wisdom and beginnings. This festival is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi lasts for 10 days. It gets over on Anant Chaturdashi or the 14th day of the waxing moon period.
Date: 29 September - 8 October, 2021
The festival of Ramlila is quite famous among those who worship Lord Vishnu. Ramlila is celebrated as the day of victory of Lord Ram over King Raavan. There are numerous styles of Ramlila around the country and Ramnagar Ramlila is the oldest one. The main attraction of this festival is the enactment of the battle between Ram and Ravan. The festival starts on Anant Chaturdashi and ends on the next full moon night. This festival is celebrated in Ramanagar, right opposite Varanasi, along the River Ganges.
Pitru Paksha Mela, Gaya
Date: 19 September - 4 October, 2021
Gaya is one of the famous spiritual destinations of Bihar. The Pitru Paksha Mela is a celebration, which includes a Hindu ritual of paying obligatory prayers to the deceased loved ones for those souls to attain salvation. The locals offer lymph of boiled rice as an offering to God. During this ritual time, you can find flocks of Hindus visiting Gaya to perform Pinda Daan. According to mythology, the process of Pinda Daan was started by Lord Buddha.
Date: 17- 19 September 2021
This festival is celebrated for 2-4 days in the small village of Abhaneri. This festival focuses on highlighting the richness, colour and diversity of the Rajasthan culture. You can enjoy Kalbelia dance performances, Langa singing, Kachhi Ghodi dance, Bhawai dance, puppet shows, an exhibition for crafts and art-works and many others. This festival is the right place to explore the cuisine of the land to take a camel for village exploration.
Date: 16 September 2021
If you are looking for enjoying the innate culture of Buddhism, it is time to visit Ladakh. The Naropa festival is called as the Kumbha of Ladakh. During this celebration, millions of Drupka followers visit the Hemis Monastery for rituals, performance arts and much more. The best of all is the grand opening ceremony. This festival covers the display of relics, archery competition, panel discussion, the feast of traditional food and many others.
Latin Festival Madras
Date: 3 - 6 September, 2021
Latin Festivals Madras is an international styled celebration of dance, music, and beach. This is one of the very few Afro-Latin festivals of the country covering participants from 30 different countries. The festival also includes boot camps, workshops, certification courses, and others related to dance. Starting from Kalaripayttu workshop to high-end food from international brand hotels, this festival is for those who love salsa and fun.