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The state of Madhya Pradesh celebrates some of the famous fairs and festivals in India. Check out cultural celebrations and festivals in state of Madhya Pradesh.
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Festivals in Madhya Pradesh

Festivals in Madhya PradeshFairs and Festivals in Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh is home to some of the most beautiful fairs and festivals in central India. Here are religious festivals having mythological origins, those that mark the seasons, others commemorate a local deity or a hero. The festivals celebrated in the state makes an effort to bring out the local tribal art and culture in the national market. These festivals showcase the heritage and culture of the region. Some of the largest and most popular festivals in Madhya Pradesh are briefed here:

Lokrang Festival - The five day long festival of Lokrang in Bhopal begins every year on 26th January (the republic day). It is a cultural exposition organised by Madhya Pradesh Adivasi Lok Kala Academy. The main features of the Lokrang are folk and tibal dances, classical dances, performing art form, exhibition and presentation of art and craft and cultural presentations from abroad also are a big draw.

Khajuraho Dance Festival - The famous temples of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh are famous for its archaeological excellence. The temples were built during the Chandela Dynasty between 250 and 1050 AD.

Tansen Sangeet Samaroh - This cultural festival is dedicated to the pillar of Indian classical music, the great Tansen. The place where this great musician lies buries, Tansen Tomb, in Gwalior is the venue of a music festival held annually in November - December.

Festivals in Madhya Pradesh 2015

Festival / Event in Madhya Pradesh Location / Place Details
Festival of Dances Khajuraho Indian Classical Dance Performance
Akhil Bharatiya Kalidas Samaroh Ujjain Literary Presentations along with dramas and Indian Classical Dance programmes.
Tansen Sangeet Samaroh Gwalior Indian Classical Vocal and Musical performances.
Dhrupad Samaroh Bhopal Vocal perfromaces of Dhrupad style of Indian Classical Music.
Allauddin Khan Sangeet Samaroh Maihar, Satna Indian Classical Music.
Ameer Khan Festival Indore Indian Classical performances.
Rashtriya Hindi Natya Samaroh Bhopal Hind's Best Drama's performances.
Pachmarhi Utsav Pachmarhi Indian Folk Art's performances.
Mandu Utsav Mandu
Orchha Utsav Orchha
Keshav Jayanti Samaroh Orchha Literary Presenatation.
Alauddin Khan Vyakhyanmala Bhopal Lectures based on Classical Music.
Muktibodh Samaroh Bhind Literary Programmes.
Bhavbhuti Samaroh Gwalior Sanskrit's Literary Programmes.
Malwa Utsav Ujjain & Indore Folk Arts and Indian Classical Music.
Makhanlal Chaturvedi Samaroh Jabalpur Literary Programmes.
Rashtriya Ramleela Mela Different Parts of MP Country's Best Ramleela Mandlis Performance.
Pt. Balkrishna Sharma "Naveen" Samaroh Hindi Literary Programmes.
Rajshekhar Samaroh Sanskrit Literary Programmes.
Lokrang Samaroh Bhopal Indian Folk Art's Presentation and performance.
Pt. Kumar Gandharva Samaroh Dhar Sanskrit Literary Programmes.
Padmakar Samaroh Hindi Literary Programmes.
Bhoj Samaroh Dhar Sanskrit Literary Programmes.
Shankari Samaroh Throughout Madhya Pradesh Sanskrit Literary Programs
Kabir Samaroh All over Madhya Pradesh Folk Arts, Music, Dances and Literary Programmes.
Rashtriya Alankaran Samaroh Bhopal Distribution of Cultural Awards
Jagar Samaroh Indian Classical and Folk Arts Display.
Krishna Rao Samaroh Gwalior Indian Classical Music.
Pandit Samaroh Performances.
M.P. Sangeet Samaroh Throughout Madhya Pradesh Nimar Utsav, Maheshwar Indian Folk and Classical Performances.
Bharat Bhawan Bhopal Various Folk arts exhibition and performances throughout the year.
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Samaroh Hindi Literary Programmes and performances.
Film Festival Bhopal Films from India and Abroad.
* This festival calendar has been taken from MP tourism board for tourist information.

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