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Mumbai festivals are mysterious, and full of stories and religion. The festivals gather lots of tourists from all over the world. Mumbai, being the capital of India, must be on every traveler's list because this city offers never-ending fun, especially when the festivals are taking place.Elephanta Festival
The Elephana festival is well known because it is held inside special Elephanta caves just outside Mumbai. This festival is dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. This festival is held in February, and tourists should be honored to look at the magnificent performances of the dancers and musicians. These caves have beautiful sculptures and carvings inside.
Gudhi Padava is actually the Maharashtran New Year's Day. The celebration is on the first day of Chaitra (March or April). This is actually the beginning of the Hindy solar year. The day is very special for the people of India. The tradition is to get up early to clean and decorate their houses, so they can drive away the evil spirits.Nariel Purnima
Nariel Purnima is well known as a coconut day. This day falls in August, when monsoon season comes to an end. Fishermen paint their boats, light oil lamps, and put them in the water. The coconut must be broken on the boats so that fishermen can have a good year and good harvest. It is a small sacrifice to the Sea God. It is one of the most colorful and the most joyful festivals in India.Diwali
Diwali is the one of the Mumbai festivals, which is usually celebrated on the 13th day of the month of Ashwin (October or November). This festival of lights is a symbol of victory over the spiritual darkness. Oil lamps should be lit up in every house, and there are always magnificent fireworks all around the country. This day is also dedicated to the Goddess Lakshimi. She is the symbol of fortune and prosperity.Banganga Festival
Classical music fans should not miss the The Banganga Festival. It is organized in January at the atmospheric Banganga tank at Walkeshwar. The artistes of classical music from all around India are perform live concerts, and there is always a crowd which appreciates this kind of music (as well as famous people in this area of expertise).
May 03, 2006 change by giorgio