Varanasi 2019 Event Timeline

Makar Sankariti

January 14, 2019

Makar Sankariti

Makar Sankariti

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Kashiyatra is the Annual Cultural festival of IIT (BHU) Varanasi

January 18, 2019

Kashiyatra is the Annual Cultural festival of IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Festival dates: 18-20 January 2019 Kashiyatra is the Annual Cultural festival of IIT (BHU) Varanasi and known as North India’s largest cultural festival organized by the students. During three day event participants from various educational institutes from all over the country come together and took part in various events and competitions. A series of concerts and shows presented by world class performers make this event extraordinary.

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Kashi Ganga Mahostav 2019

January 20, 2019

Kashi Ganga Mahostav 2019

Kashi Ganga Mahostav 2019 From 20-23 January 2019 Time: 5:30 pm onward

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January 21, 2019

The 15th PBD Convention is being held on 21-23 January 2019 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The theme of PBD Convention 2019 is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India”.

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Light and sound show on Statue of Unity

January 24, 2019

Light and sound show on Statue of Unity

Light and sound show on Statue of Unity  at Banaras Hindu University during the Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat event. 24-27 Jan 2019 From- 11 am to 8 pm at Science Faculty Ground, BHU, Varanasi  

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Mauni Amavasya 2019

February 4, 2019

Mauni Amavasya 2019

According to the ancient Indian calendar (Panchang), on the New Moon in the Month of Magha is celebrated as ‘Mouni Amaavasya’- A day to practice self control on own words and take special bath in holy Ghats and wells. This is the day when an unique form of Monks called ‘Muni’ take holy bath and vouch for lifelong restraint of words and live life on the path of Dharma. In Varanasi, a great number of people gather on various Ghats take bath and perform rituals.

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Basant Panchami

February 10, 2019

Basant Panchami

Basant panchami– this day not only celebrates the arrival of basant (spring) but also is devoted to Saraswati, the goddess of learning and music.

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Maha Shivaratri 2019

March 4, 2019

Maha Shivaratri 2019

The most important festival for the followers of ‘Shaivism’, celebrated in late winter, when the luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar: ‘Phalguna’ reaches its 14th evening. People all over India take holy bath, perform fasts and rituals, pay offerings to temple and celebrate this night as the marriage ceremony of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati.   In Varanasi, people celebrate Maha #Shivaratri or the ‘Great Night of Shiva’ by committing on a breathtaking journey of salvation, called #PanchkroshiYatra !   Devotees take a walk of 80 K.m. on foot through an ancient holy route and complete the journey within 24 hrs! 

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Rangbhari Ekadashi

March 17, 2019

Rangbhari Ekadashi– it is celebrated before Holi and is lord Vishwanath’s day wherein the devotees offer Flower, Belpatras, sandalwood paste and Gulal to him.

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Holi- Festival of Colors

March 20, 2019

20-21th March 2019 Holi – After the holika dahan, people start playing with colours. The city is caught up in colours, bhang, Banarasi nagara and some other regional and folk music.

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Mahamurkh Mela 2019

April 1, 2019

Mahamurkh Mela 2019

Mahamurkh Mela Celebrated on 1st April every year at Rajendra Prashad Ghat, Varanasi

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Budhwa Mangal 2019 Varanasi

April 2, 2019

Budhwa Mangal 2019 Varanasi

Budhwa Mangal- The bajras or small boats are joined together to form big platform and eminent musicians perform this day. The melodious event continues till late night in front of the ghats.

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Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh 2019

April 23, 2019

23rd-29th April 2019 Galaxy of artists performs for five nights at this festival at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Varanasi-221005

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Ganga Dusshera 2019

June 12, 2019

Ganga Dusshera– This day is celebrated because on this day holy Ganga entered the plains. People show their love to her by offering flowers and diyas.

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Kabir Jayanti

June 17, 2019

Kabir Jayanti-the followers of poet saint Kabir take out processions and hold prayer meetings at Kabir Math where he spent his childhood.

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October 27, 2019

Diwali Celebrations in Varanasi.

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Dev Diwali Celebration 2019

November 12, 2019

Dev Diwali Celebration 2019

Dev Deepawali is celebrated on the full moon of the lunar month of Kartik, every year. Hence the dates may vary from Gregorian calendar year by year. We suggest you to kindly confirm the dates from office of UP Tourism or some reliable sources before you visit. 

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