Festivals of Mirzapur

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Mirzapur

Paush Purnima is a significant day in Hindu calendar. In the lunar calendar, Magha month starts from the next day of Paush Purnima. As a custom people takes bath in river Ganga and perform rituals at Ghat like Deep Daan and prayers. 

Paush Purnima

January

Mirzapur, Bihar

Krishna Paksha Chaturthi is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is observed during the month of Magh. Women fast on this day for the well-being of their children. This Festival is also known as Sankat Chauth, Til-Kuta Chauth, Vakra-Tundi Chaturthi and Maghi Chauth. 

Sakat Chauth

January

Mirzapur, Bihar

It is one of the most important Amavasyas for the Hindus. The day of Mauni Amavasya is also said to be the birth day of Mauni Rishi and therefore the name Mauni Amavasya. Some people fast on this day and also visits to the temple. Most of the sages observe a vow of silence. 

Mauni Amvyasya

February

Mirzapur, Bihar

The word ‘gupt’ means ‘secret’ in Hindi & therefore Magha Gupta Navratri is relatively lesser known. It is believed that puja done during the auspicious Magha Gupta Navratri, shields an individual from any injuries or danger. 

Gupt Navratris

February

Mirzapur, Bihar

It occurs on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Magh Month. Shivaratri is the festival to celebrate convergence of Shiva and Shakti. According to Hindu mythology, Shiva is the destroyer among the Trimurti. 

Mahashivratri

March

Mirzapur, Bihar

The Chaitra Navratris are the most common in Vindhyachal and Mirzapur. People performs Hawan and chant of Durga Shaptshati at Vindhyachal and other shrines to invoke Devi’s Shakti. 

Chaitra Navratris 

April

Mirzapur, Bihar

Sita Navami is celebrated as birth anniversary of Goddess Sita. This day is also known as Sita Jayanti. Married women keep fast on Sita Navami and pray to seek long lives for their husbands. 

Sita Navmi

May

Mirzapur, Bihar

Ganga dussehra is also known as Gangavataran which means the descent of the Ganga & is commemorated as the day, when Ganga descended to the Earth to accomplish her mission to purge the cursed souls of Bhagiratha's ancestors. 

Ganga Dussehra 

June

Mirzapur, Bihar

Vat Purnima falls in the Month of June (Jyetha) on Amavasya tithi where married women observe a vrat known as Vat Savitri. Married women observe Vat Savitri fast /vrat for the well-being and long life of their husband. 

Vat Purnima

June

Mirzapur, Bihar

Teej falls in the Sawan month. Hartalika Teej vrat is observed during Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada month. On this day, statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are made with sand and worshipped for marital bliss and progeny. 

Hariyali Teej

August

Mirzapur, Bihar

Kartik is the eighth lunar month in the Hindu calendar. The full moon day during the month of Kartik is known as Kartik Poornima. Depending on people and the region, the full moon day in Hindu calendar is also referred as Poornima. 

Jivitputrika Vrat 

September

Mirzapur, Bihar

During Navratri, goddess Durga is worshipped in 9 different forms for  nine nights and ten days. The tenth day is celebrated as Vijayadashami when idols of goddess Durga are immersed in a water body. 

Ashwin Navratris 

September

Mirzapur, Bihar

Mothers fast on Ahoi-Ashtami for the wellbeing of their sons. Legend has it that a woman accidentally killed a lion cub. As atonement of her sin, she was advised to offer prayers to Goddess Ahoi Bhagwati, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. 

Ahoi -Ashtami 

October

Mirzapur, Bihar

The Sun God, Surya, the God of energy and life-force, is worshipped during Chhath Puja to promote well-being, prosperity and progress 

Chath Puja 

November

Mirzapur, Bihar

The Sun God, Surya, the God of energy and life-force, is worshipped during Chhath Puja to promote well-being, prosperity and progress 

The Sun God, Surya, the God of energy and life-force, is worshipped during Chhath Puja to promote well-being, prosperity and progress 

Tulsi vivah Is the ceremonial marriage of the tulsi plant (Holy Basil) to the Hindu God Vishnu or his avatar Krishna

Tulsi Vivah 

November

Mirzapur, Bihar

Kartik is the eighth lunar month in the Hindu calendar. The full moon day during the month of Kartik is known as Kartik Poornima. Depending on people and the region, the full moon day in Hindu calendar is also referred as Poornima. 

Kartik Purnima

November

Mirzapur, Bihar

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