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Festivals and Events in Orchha

Ram Navami, Dussehra and Diwali are some of the festivals in Orchha that are celebrated with pomp and fanfare.

In March-April, Ram Navami commemorates the birth of Lord Rama and is celebrated with great fanfare here. Ramayana, the Hindu epic is chanted during the eight days prior to Ram Navami and on the day temples are decorated with lights, coloured papers and flowers. The idol of Lord Rama is bathed and dressed in new clothes.

The other festival which is celebrated with pomp and show is Dussehra. The nine day festival is celebrated during September-October and the festivities include burning effigies of Ravana and his siblings. Cultural programs and fairs are conducted during this festival.

Diwali – the festival of lights is celebrated in October- November and signifies the victory of good over evil.

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