Festivals in Jamshedpur

Festivals in Jamshedpur are celebrated with great enthusiasm and religious fervor. Teej and Chhath are some of the prominent festivals of Jamshedpur that are observed with great religious sanctity. However, the local indigenous inhabitants of the cosmopolitan city of Jamshedpur celebrate all the major festivals of India with equal passion and interest.

The married women of Jamshedpur observe the religious festival of Teej. Dressed in colorful and traditional attires, the women observe fast on that particular day and pray for a healthy and prosperous life of their husbands. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga were married on that day. The married women prepare special delicacies for their husbands and pay obeisance to the Supreme Being.

One of the prominent festivals of Jamshedpur is Chhath. Chhath is celebrated by men, women and children alike. On the day of Chhath, the local population goes to the nearby river and pay obeisance to the Sun God. All the men, women and children wear new dresses and indulge in merry making. Special feast is organized to observe the auspicious occasion of Chhath.

The local inhabitants of Jamshedpur also observe Diwali and Holi. The native population exchange gifts and pleasantries on both the occasions. Holi, the festival of colors, fills the air with joy, mirth and happiness. The festival of light, Diwali is celebrated with religious purity and enthusiasm. Sweets are distributed to mark the special religious festival of Diwali.

The birth ceremony of Sri Jamshedji Tata is celebrated with much added enthusiasm. The local inhabitants pay their respect to the founder of Jamshedpur. The city wears a colorful look on days of religious and social importance.

Last Updated on : 02/07/2013