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Madhya Pradesh Prepares for Vibrant Holi Celebrations

Discover the vibrant cultural heritage and spiritual significance of Holi in Madhya Pradesh, where rich traditions and warm hospitality await visitors.

Festival of Colours: Madhya Pradesh Prepares for Vibrant Holi Celebrations

Madhya Pradesh is gearing up to showcase its rich cultural heritage and spiritual significance through vibrant Holi celebrations as the festival of colours approaches. With two jyotirlingas in Mahakal Lok, Ujjain, and Ekatm Dham (Statue of Oneness), Omkareshwar, the state promises an enchanting experience for devotees and travellers alike.

Holi in Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board is actively encouraging the preservation of local traditional and cultural values by empowering local communities. Known for its fervent enthusiasm in celebrating festivals, Madhya Pradesh becomes an alluring destination during Holi, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its vivid culture and warm hospitality.

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Festive Traditions: Bhagoriya and More

The Bhagoriya tradition of Madhya Pradesh, rich in cultural value, sees the Bhil tribe performing a variety of sacred rituals during the harvest period.

Devotees from across the nation gather at Mahakal Lok to revel in the festivity amid the divine aura of Lord Shiva’s abode, where the first Holika Dahan of MP takes place. Additionally, a grand Maha Aarti takes place at Sethani Ghat in the Narmadapuram district, where the sacred waters of the Narmada River flow, enhancing the spiritual ambience of the festivities. Meanwhile, in Chhindwara, the Meghnad Fair sees different Maharashtrian communities coming together to apply colours to Lord Mahadev, symbolising unity and harmony.

Regional Celebrations

Indore Gair welcomes lakhs of visitors each year on Rang Panchami at the Rajwada Palace, where joy and colours wash the streets with water cannons dating back to the Holkar Dynasty. Bullock carts loaded with herbal colours add to the vibrant atmosphere.

Musical Extravaganza

Notable Holi celebrations also include those in the Bundelkhand region, particularly at the Ram Raja Darbar of Orchha, where the festival is marked with fervour and reverence. In Gwalior, music enthusiasts can look forward to an electrifying performance by the Saregama Music Group at Shinde Ki Chhawni Mall.

Principal Secretary Tourism and Culture Department and Managing Director, MP Tourism Board Sheo Shekhar Shukla (IAS) emphasised that “Madhya Pradesh stands as a beacon of cultural diversity and spiritual heritage, inviting everyone to partake in its mesmerising Holi celebrations, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime. The Heart of Incredible India celebrates each festival with a blend of local customs and personal touch.”

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