The state of Madhya Pradesh have different colorful festival like rest part of India , but here in below we mentioned some of the festival which is special in touristic end.
KHAJURAHO FESTIVAL OF DANCE: (February/March)
The Khajuraho Festival of Dance is a weeklong event held every year in February / March. It attracts the cream of Indian classical dancers who perform amid the temples in the western enclosure. Performances are open-air, with the floodlit temples as a back drop.
NAVRATRI ( DUSSEHRA): (September/ October)
The colourful Navratri Dussehra is celebrated both Hindus and non Hindus at Harsidhi temple( one of the great sakti pitha in India.
CHETHYAGIRI VIHARA FESTIVAL: (end Nov)
In late November each year, the Chethiyagiri Vihara Festival attracts hundreds of Buddhist monks and pilgrims to see the relics of two of Buddha’s early disciples, Sari Puttha and Maha Moggallana. The relics, originally discovered in Stupa 3 in 1853, are now kept in the Vihara and brought out for display during the festival.
SIVARATRI MELA: (February/ March)
Every February / March up to 100,000 Shaivite pilgrims, sadhus and adivasis ( tribal) attend the Shivaratri Mela celebrations at Mahadeo Temple, 10km south of Panchmarhi. The Festival commemorates Lord Shiva and participants bring symbolic tridents and plant them on top of nearby Chauragarh hill.
KHAJURAHO MUSIC FESTIVAL: (28TH -29TH November)
The Khajuraho music festival held on 28th and 29th November every year attract many classic music lovers in the enclosure of western group temples.