Gandhinagar being a part of Gujarat - the land of colorfulness, joy and festivals, celebrates life as festivals. The festivals here, display lovely traditions wrapped in colors, dance, music and delish food. All the traditions that are followed during these festivals hold lots of significance for the people.
Here is the detailed description of the events and festivals being celebrated in Gandhinagar:
Uttrayan in Gandhinagar
As per the Hindu Calendar, Uttrayan is the day that marks end of the winter season and beginning of the summer season. It is a symbol for the farmers to harvest the crops as the Sun returns to its normal position and this calls for celebrations. The day is observed as public holiday and is celebrated by flying kites. People make special food preparation popular as Undhyu, a mixed vegetable that includes yam and the beans. The market places of Gandhinagar get packed with the kite shops.
Makar Sankranti in Gandhinagar
Makar Sankranti is celebrated in Gandhinagar in complete full fervor and joy. This day, you can see the skies full of colorful kites.
Almost every locality in Gandhinagar is seen enjoying this activity,
which becomes a passion for all. 'Kai Po Che' is what you would hear
everywhere, all day long. The festival attracts lots of tourists from
all over the world. They participate in kite flying enjoying the sight
of wonderful huge kites
Navratri in Gandhinagar
Gujarat is the state known for the Navaratri celebrations during the month of September – October. The last day of the Navaratri is the Dusshera, which is said to be one of the main festivals in the Hindu religion. There are several places in Gandhinagar where people gather and celebrate the festival, like Navratra Pandaals by various clubs such as Lion's Club.
People wear traditional costumes and enjoy folk music, dance and Gujarati food. Women wear Chaniya and Cholis and men wear the Chorno and Kediyu.
Raas and Garbaa are the traditional dance forms of Gujarat which is performed all nine nights.
Krishna Janmashtami in Gandhinagar
Krishna Janmashtami is observed as the day of incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of Krishna on earth. Dwarka is considered the birth place of Lord Krishna and therefore, this festival is celebrated in entire of Gujarat including Gandhinagar.
In the Panchdev Mandir at Sector 22 of Gandhinagar thousands of devotee gather from the eve of the Janmashtami to observe the Krishna Janmotsav.
Diwali in Gandhinagar
Diwali is the festival of light which is celebrated all across the world by the Hindus. In Gujarat, the festival has its special importance as the next day of the Diwali marks the beginning of the Gujarati New Year. Here, on this day, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped who is said to be the goddess of wealth.
The entire Gandhinagar illuminates with bright colorful lights with courtyards decorated with the lovely patterns of Rangoli. People visit to the temples in the early morning and then gather at a particular place to greet each other "Saal Mubarak". The next day of the New Year is celebrated as Bhai Bij where brothers are invited by their sisters to have sweets.
Saptak Music Festival
festival of Indian classical music is organized every year at the
Saptak School of Music which is 20 km from the main city area of
The music festival is organized by the charitable trust and
was started by Pandit Shri Ravi Shankar Ji Maharaj.
The festival is celebrated for 11 days when artists and musicians from far away places are invited to
perform and be a part of this legendary music festival.
Fairs in Gandhinagar
The Vibrant Gujarat Global Manufacturing Technology Show
The Vibrant Gujarat Global Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the most important events for the manufacturing industry which deals mostly in the industrial products, goods and supplies in the entire country. The manufactures from all corner of the globe display their latest products, services and the technologies in the manufacturing industry. It also showcases the development in the field of aerospace engineering, automotive technology, ceramics, robotics, latest construction tools, heavy equipments used in moving the ground surface, energy conservatory products, IT services and many such products and services from different fields.
Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show
The Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show in Gandhinagar is a platform where companies are presenting their best innovations and latest technological developments for the manufacturing industry. It offers the opportunity to entrepreneurs from all over the world to come together and exchange information. Visitors can find in depth and comprehensive information here about the latest developments, trends, products and services in various fields.
Gujarat Travel Mart
It is an event solely dedicated towards the industries such as the Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and related industries. The expo is portrayed to meet the requirements of the buyers seeking the cost effective and quality products and service packages from these industries. The expo brings up all the suppliers and the hotel groups, shipping and travel companies, outdoor training and teambuilding organizations under one roof. This is a platform for the exhibitors to display their latest innovations and generate the latest networking opportunities.
The hyper show is one of the most leading trade shows, organized by Devang Patel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd and which is purely dedicated to the entertainment and the lifestyle industry.
The expo presents all the leading brands and products related to the lifestyle and entertainment under one roof. The event has also its focus on showcasing the products and services related to the Sports, Recreation, Fashion, Resorts and Spas, Entertainment and many more.
At 60 km from Gandhinagar, a magnificent fair is being organized every year, popular as Vautha Fair. According to the mythology, Kartikey, the son of Lord Shiva visited this place and hence this fair takes place on the Kartik Poornima, the full moon night of the month Karthik month. The pilgrims who visit here are majorly laborers, craftsmen and farmers.