Festivals add a little color and gaiety to the life of the people in the Jammu city. A number of festivals are celebrated in Jammu, ranging from Lohri to Ramnavmi to Shivratri. Read on to know more about the major festivals of Jammu city of India.
Like all other places in India the festivals of Lohri is celebrated on
the 13th of January in the Jammu city as well. Mainly a Punjabi
festival, Lohri welcomes the commencement of the spring season, after
the end of winter. This festival is celebrated mainly after sunset. A
bonfire is lit and people offer things like sweets, puffed rice,
popcorn, etc into it.
Holi is the festival of colors. On the evening before the actual
festival, a fire is lit and worshipped. On the main day, people throw
water and apply colors on one another.
The festival of Navatri is dedicated to Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and
Saraswati. The festival lasts for nine days, during which the people go
on a fast. On the last day, the fast ends and young girls are worshipped
as a form of the Goddess and offerings are made to them.
Baisakhi marks the commencement of harvesting season in northern India.
On this day, melas (fairs) are organized in the Jammu city. Other
attractions of Baisakhi in Jammu include Bhangra and other dance
Ramnavami commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Rama. On this
festival, processions are taken out in the city, with the major
attention being tableaux that portray scenes from the Ramayana.
Shivratri, the birth anniversary of Lord Shiva, is celebrated for three
days in Jammu. One of the most visited destinations at the time of
Shivratri is the shrine of Shiv Khori.
The festival of Diwali marks the return of Lord Rama, after the
annihilation of Demon King Ravana. On this day, people worship Lord
Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi to bless them with prosperity.
Guru Ravi Das Birthday
Guru Ravi Das Birthday is another festival celebrated in Jammu. On this
day, public meetings, kirtans, bhajans etc are organized.
Other festivals of Jammu