|Fairs / Festivals June 2020|
|12 to 14 June-2020||Sindhu Darshan Festival||Leh, Ladakh|
|Cancelled||Puri Ratha Yatra||Odisha|
|24-June-2020||Sao Joao Feast of St John the Baptist||Goa|
India is an epitome of resplendent festivals and fairs – where the hues of festivity never lose its charm! The month of June in India offers an exciting spectacle of celebrations and exquisite getaways to the visitors.
Here take a look at the festivals and fairs that are celebrated in the month of June in India every year – reflecting the traditional gaiety and zest of its people.
A highly esteemed festival of Sikkim is Saga Dawa. It has its origination roots in Tibet. One of the most cherished festivals of Buddhists; Saga Dawa is regarded as the Triple Blessed Festival, as it honors Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and salvation in this world. This festive day is celebrated on the full moon day of Buddhist lunar calendar and according to English calendar, this festival falls in between the last week of May or First week of June. On this day many processions are carried out, in which holy books encompassing the teachings of Lord Buddha are carried from Tsuk-La-Khang Monastery through the streets of Gangtok. During this celebration, the Sikkim people perform ‘Chaam’ which is a colorful ritual folk dance.
Every year on the second day of Shukla Paksha of the Ashaad month of hindu calendar, the Jagannath Rath Yatra is carried out in India. The ‘Rath Yatra of Jagannath Puri’, based in Puri, Orissa (India) is the most famous celebration of this festival. On the day of Yatra, the wooden idols of Shri Krishna, Balram and Subhadra are taken out in a ‘Rath’ to their summer temple for a week’s time. The Yatra commemorates the visit of lord Krishna along with his siblings to the temple of his aunt ‘Gundicha’. The chariot is tied with ropes that are pulled by millions of devotees. This journey of Shri Krishna’s Chariot marks the Journey of his life from a cowherd in Gokul to the King of Mathura. At the Mausima Temple, the cavalcade is given a Prasad of ‘malpuaas’ (sweet pancakes) as it was considered to be the favorite food of Lord Krishna.
|Rath Yatra Calendar|