September is the month that marks the transition from monsoon to autumn in India. This month holds immense cultural and religious significance. We see a glimpse of vibrant Indian festivals and diverse traditions throughout the month. In this article, we explore some of the most notable Indian festivals in September 2023. Get ready for the celebration of beautiful festivals in September and make your holiday plan according to the festival date.
List of Indian Festivals in September 2023
Here is the list of upcoming Indian festivals in September with the date.
|September Festival Name
|Nehru Trophy Boat Race
|Dahi Handi Festival
|Anant Chaturdashi/Ganesh Visarjan
Introduction to September Festivals 2023
Indian Teachers Day
India celebrates its Teachers’ Day on 5 September every year. This day is celebrated as an academic festival in educational institutions schools and colleges. Various activities and programs are organised to pay tribute to the teachers who shape the lives of their students. Know more about the Indian Teachers Day Celebration
Janmashtami is the celebration of the divine birth of Lord Krishna. This festival gives us a chance to see the little Krishna in Traditional Indian dresses. On this occasion, the celebration takes place at temples and in every home. This year Krishna Janmashtami is also the part of September festivals. Know more: Krishna Janmashtami Celebration
Dahi Handi Festival
Dahi Handi festival or Dahi Handi Utasav is a festival of Maharashtra. This festival celebrates the childhood acts of Krishna an connected to the Janmashtami celebration. To see the Maharashtra culture DahiHandi Utatsav is the best occasion. Know more: Dahi Handi Celebration
Paryushana Parva – Jainism’s Holy Days
Paryushana Parva is one of the Jain festivals in India. For the Jain community, Paryushana Parva is a time of deep reflection, prayer, and self-purification. It spans eight days of fasting, seeking forgiveness, and reading scriptures to attain spiritual enlightenment.
Hartalika Teej- A Women Festival
Hartalika Teej is a Women’s Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This festival is most popular in the northern part of India. On this occasion, Women do hard fast for the long life of their husbands. This year Hartalika Teej is also part of the September festival. Know More: Hartalika Teej Celebrtion
Vishwakarma Puja – Honoring the Divine Architect
Vishwakarma Puja is a Hindu festival dedicated to ‘Lord Vishwakarma’. He is known as the divine architect and craftsman of the gods. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in industrial areas, workshops, and factories. Workers pay homage to their tools and machinery, seeking blessings for prosperity and success in their endeavours. This festival is celebrated on 17 or 18 September every year. Know more: Vishvakarma Puja Festival, Significance
Ganesh Chaturthi – The Reverence Continues
Ganesh Chaturthi is also one of the popular Indian festivals. This festival has cultural importance in western states of India such as Maharashtra and Gujarat state. To see the beauty of Maharashtrian culture, visiting Mumbai during the festival occasion is the best opportunity. A 10-day celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi carries elaborate processions, cultural events, and devotional singing. Devotees bid farewell to Lord Ganesha in the grandeur of the Visarjan ceremony. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi is also one of the September Festivals. Know more: Ganesh Chaturthi, Significance and Celebration
Nuakhai – Harvest Festival of Odisha
Nuakhai is a harvest festival celebrated in the state of Odisha. The festival signifies gratitude for a bountiful agricultural season. People offer the first grains of the harvest to the presiding deity and indulge in sumptuous feasts and cultural programs. Checkout: List of Harvest Festivals in India
Ganesh Visarjan – Bid Farewell to the Elephant God
The month of September kicks off with the conclusion of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Ganesh Visarjan, also known as Anant Chaturdashi, marks the immersion of elaborately crafted idols of Lord Ganesha in water bodies. Devotees bid an emotional farewell to their beloved deity, seeking his blessings for a smooth journey back to his heavenly abode.
Also Read:- Indian Festivals in October
September Festivals, Opportunity and Benefits
September month come with a lot more opportunity for everyone. This month offers a glimpse of vibrant festivals and diverse traditions. People get more rest from their work and spend some quality time with loved ones. We enjoy the festival celebration and become more traditional. For Business, high festival sales are recorded every year during this month.
September in India is a mosaic of vibrant festivals that reflect the nation’s cultural diversity and spiritual essence. From bidding farewell to Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Visarjan to the grand celebrations of Onam and the worship of Goddess Durga during Navratri and Durga Puja, each festival is a testimony to India’s rich heritage and unity in diversity.
September comes with beautiful festivals every year. As the country comes alive with colours, lights, and festivities, it serves as a reminder of the importance of renewal and the joy of embracing life’s cycles. These festivals offer an opportunity for people to connect with their roots, celebrate togetherness, and share in the abundance that life has to offer.