September 06, 2010

Dashama Festival

Dashama Festival is celebrated in Gujarat during month of Shravan, i.e. sometime in August. It is dedicated to Goddess Dashama and celebrated for 10 days. After 10 days statue of the goddess is submerged in the river. It is a very colourful festival and celbrated with much fanfare by certain communities.


Festival is played with colours,music and much merriment. Devotional songs are sung on the last day and people stay awake entire night for praying.


People are waiting for festivities to begin.



Colourful statues of Dashama are specially made to worship for 10 days of festival.


1 comment:

The India Travel Blog said...

Thank you for participating in the India Travel Photo of the Month contest with your image of Dashama Festival.

It has been short listed as one of the finalists:

http://blog.mahindrahomestays.com/october-2010-india-photo-of-the-month-vote-now/

The winner is decided after a public vote.