Which are the popular festivals and events hosted in Lonavala?
Posted on Dec 17, 2013 by sushma.yadav
Festivals are always a reason to celebrate and on such occasions when the entire town comes together it livens up the celebrations even more. Lonavala has quite a few festivals that are celebrated with much fervor and if you can make it to the city at such a time then you are surely going to have great fun.
This festival is celebrated every year as a tribute to Lord Ganesha the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. It is celebrated all over the country but in Maharashtra the festival takes over an entirely different color as people enjoy it with great vigor. The festivities last more than a month starting from the middle of August and continue till the middle of September. The people in this region believe that the festival is supposed to bring good luck, fortune and happiness for everyone and during this time craftsmen and artists from the entire region come together to promote their trade. The last day of this festival is truly something to marvel at and the street procession is not to be missed.
The last day of the Navratras is celebrated as the Vijaydashmi festival and this marks the beginning of the harvest season. The people here carry out a large number of rituals and offer the best they can to goddess Durga as a mark of respect and pray to her for a blessed harvest season. During this time the entire city comes together to celebrate this wonderful occasion. If you wish to add more color to your time in Lonavala then you must surely plan your trip around this time.