Nagpur Society and Culture




Nagpur society and culture is known for its vibrancy and feast. People belonging to the different religious communities celebrate multiple festivals within the territory of Nagpur: as a result, the society and culture of Nagpur is marked with a number of fairs and festivals which are celebrated throughout the year in Nagpur.

Nagpur houses a number of people belonging to the different religious communities such as:

  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Jainism
  • Buddhism, etc.


  • Some of the important festivals celebrated by the aforesaid communities that form an integral part of Nagpur society and culture are as follows:
    • Hindus:
      • Ram-Navmi
      • Gudhi-Padva
      • Maha-Ekadasi
      • Pola
      • Hanuman Jayanti
      • Gokulastami
      • Ganesh Chaturthi
      • Diwali
      • Vratas
      • Dusshera
      • Holi
      • Gauri-Pujan, etc.

    • Muslims:
      • Bakr Id
      • Muharram
      • Ramzan Id, etc.

    • Christians:
      • Christmas Day
      • Easter
      • Good Friday, etc.

    Besides, the society and culture at Nagpur is known for its folk songs and folk dances. Some of the folk songs and folk dances that deserve special mention in this context are:
    • Folk Songs:
      • Lavani
      • Povada songs
      • Bhaleri
      • Bhajan
      • Bharud
      • Lalita
      • Tumbadi
      • Gondhal, etc.

    • Folk Dances:
      • Karma Dance
      • Hadga or Bhondla
      • Tamasa, etc.

    Talking about the society and culture in Nagpur, we can say that the Nagpur is known for its typical dress and ornaments. An estimate of the dress and ornaments worn by the people of Nagpur is as follows:
    • Dress:
      • Balut
      • Bandi
      • Angni
      • Kunci
      • Topare
      • Jhabale
      • Caddi
      • Pairan
      • Sadara
      • Jhaga
      • Parakar
      • Polka, etc.

    • Ornaments:
      • Bhikbali
      • Goph
      • Salakadis
      • Dandkade
      • Kargote
      • Nag-gonde
      • Candra-surya
      • Mud
      • Birdi-bijora
      • Caphe-kali
      • Gulabace-phul, etc.
    This was an estimate of the society and culture of Nagpur.

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    Last Updated on 6 September 2011