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Festivals and Events in Bengaluru (bangalore)

There are numerous festivals in Bengaluru that are celebrated with pomp and gaiety and the prominent festivals in Bangalore include Pongal, Mahashivratri, Ugadi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussehra Diwali, Eid, and Christmas.

The festive season in Bangalore starts with the celebrations of Pongal or Makar Sankranti, which is celebrated in the month of January and marks the beginning of the harvest season.

Mahashivratri is another important festival in Bangalore that is celebrated in the month of February and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Celebrating the Kannad New Year is the festival of Ugadi. The festival is usually celebrated in March and is devoted to Lord Brahma. It is believed that Lord Vishnu took an embodiment in the form of a fish, Matsya, on this day. The festival also marks the beginning of the spring season.

Commemorating the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in September, in Bangalore. Apart from these festivals, the city celebrates Dussehra, Diwali, Eid and Christmas with equal fervour and enthusiasm.


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