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India is a land of myriad cultures, languages, religions and festivals. During monsoon, a number of festivities are celebrated all across India. Who said you cannot travel during monsoon? Rather in the rainy season, you will have the opportunity to be one with nature, to enjoy the serene, lush greenery and also have a taste of the cultural festivals celebrated in different parts of the country. Here are the top 10 monsoon festivals in India that you must witness during your trip. 

1. Rath Yatra

Rath Yatra of Puri, Bhubaneswar is a holy festival that attracts devotees and tourists from all over the world. On the auspicious day of Rath Yatra, the idols of Lord Jagannath, Balarama and Subhadra are mounted on elaborately decorated chariots (Rath). These chariots are brought in the streets. Pulling the rope of the chariot is considered to be extremely sacred. 

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra

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2. Janmashtami

The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated during monsoon, and the day is known as Janmashtami. Though this holy festival is celebrated in various parts of the country, Mathura and Vrindavan are famously noted for Janmashtami celebration. 

Janmashtami Festival

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3. Teej

Teej is a famous religious festival of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The idol of the goddess is placed on the spring swing, decorated with various kinds of flowers. Teej is celebrated by young girls and women. They join processions wearing traditional clothing and jewellery while singing and dancing merrily. 

Teej Festival

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4. Onam

Onam is celebrated in the state of Kerala during monsoon, usually in August or September. Onam is the annual harvest festival that commemorates the return of King Mahabali. During this time, Kerala looks splendid with beautiful flower decorations in every corner. Besides the religious rituals at temples, it is also a much-awaited time for the people of Kerala to congregate and celebrate their traditions. 

Onam Festival Kerala

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5. Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a festival that all of India celebrates with grandeur. Sisters tie ‘rakhi’ on their brothers’ wrists, praying for their well-being and good health. This is a festival of inclusion, friendship and unity. 

Raksha Bandhan

6. Sao Joao

Sao Joao is celebrated by the Christian community of Goa during monsoon. It takes place in the month of June. Sao Joao is observed in the memory of St. John, the Baptist. The festival is marked by cultural activities and merrymaking. 

Sao Joao Festival Pool Jump

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7. Hemis

Hemis festival takes place at Hemis Monastery in Ladakh, during the month of July. This festival commemorates the birth of Guru Padmasambhava. It is a holy festival of the Buddhist community.

Hemis Festival Ladakh

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8. Ganesh Chaturthi

On this auspicious day, Hindus worship Lord Ganesh, the God of prosperity. Offerings of modak are made to the lord. Maharashtra is especially known for its grand Ganesh Chaturthi celebration.

Ganesh Chaturthi

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9. Ganga Dussehra

Ganga Dussehra is celebrated to pay homage to Goddess Ganga who, according to Hindu mythology, had come down to earth to help mankind prosper. This ritual is observed at the beginning of monsoon, in all the ghats by the river Ganges. 

Ganga Dussehra

10. Naag Panchami

This is the celebration of the God of Snakes in the month of Shravan, during monsoon. Devotees offer milk and other offerings to the Snake God, praying for protection from all kinds of evil. 

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