Monday, 10 December 2012

Festivals of India in the month of December

Rann Utsav

Rann Utsav or the Rann Kutch Utsav is a cultural extravaganza organized at different locations within Kutch in Gujarat. The fair is like a mirror to the traditional art forms and culture of India.It is organized by the Gujarat tourism department to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the Kutch district.
The people of Kutch are known for their hospitality and warmth of conduct and the fair has the basic motive of highlighting the cultural splendor of Gujarat. Kutch is the most ecologically and ethnically diverse areas in the state of Gujarat. The people and geography of Kutch can be described by the hospitality, warmth and diversity of culture and communities found here.

Dance in Rann Kutch Utsav

The Rann Kutch Utsav held during the full moon time in winters every year is an unparalleled showcase of the ethnic widely different yet hugely diffused spectrum of Indian traditional art forms.  People from far and near gather during the festivities of Rann  Utsav to celebrate and salute the spirit and warmth that people of Kutch have inherited and protected.
The most enchanting experience in the Festival is the presentation of different art forms, dances, music during the shade of Full moon and in an aura of chilling winters. Many tourists from outside the state of Gujarat enjoy various tour packages that involve sihtseeing of the Kutch and adjoining areas during the fair.
In 2012, Rann Utsav will be celebrated from December 15th to January 31st.   

Lokranjan Dance Festival

Khajuraho Temple

Lokranjan is an extremely popular tribal dance festival held in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. The festival is organized by the Adivasi Lok Kala Academy. Lokranjan is generally organized during 8th to 12th December every year. The academy organizes the festival on behalf of the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

The festival of Lokranjan is an example of excellent efforts from the Government to preserve Indian Culture and art forms.

A performance by local Folk Dance Group

During the festival different dance forms are conducted on a single platform. Artists from all over India gather here and symbolize cultural awareness. Khajuraho, an ancient town of Chandel dynasty is famous for its architecture and sculpture all over the world. The monuments at Khajuraho have been listed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture.
 In 2012, Lokranjan Dance Festival at Khajuraho will be celebrated from December 8th to December 11th.

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