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Festivals and Events in Pachmarhi

Mahashivratri Mela and Pachmarhi Utsava are the two significant festivals in Pachmarhi that are celebrated with pomp and fanfare.

Mahashivratri Mela is a well-renowned festival celebrated in Pachmarhi. This festival is held in the month of February-March, to celebrate the wedding of Lord Shiva with Parvati. The worshippers visit the Mahadeo Temple to celebrate this festival with pomp and enthusiasm. The devotees carry trident and fix on top of the Chauragarh hill.

Another significant festival that is celebrated in Pachmarhi is Pachmarhi Utsava. It is a six-day festival that starts on December 25 and ends after the celebration of the New Year. It is held annually and features various cultural programmes and art performances.

Apart from these, exhibitions and craft fair are also organised. With an aim to promote and highlight the rich cultural heritage of the country, different programs are organised that showcase the folk arts of the country. Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation sponsor the local artisans to display and sell various handicraft items including carpets, durries, bamboo crafts, saris as well as pickles and sauces. Food stalls are also put up. A variety of cuisines can be tried at these stalls.

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