Nagpur Culture




Nagpur culture is an amalgamation of the various cultures prevalent within India. Nagpur culture is a cosmopolitan culture that projects the faiths and beliefs of different communities.

The culture of Nagpur boasts of many different religions and beliefs. The territory of Nagpur presents an array of religion within Nagpur, to name them:

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


  • These religious communities of Nagpur are known for their festivals and fairs that are celebrated throughout the year. Some of the fairs and festivals of Nagpur that form an indelible part of the Nagpur culture are as follows:
    • Pola
    • Ganesh Chaturthi
    • Easter
    • Dusshera
    • Diwali
    • Gauri-Pujan
    • Ramzan Id
    • Gokulastami
    • Christmas
    • Hanuman Jayanti
    • Id-ul-fitr
    • Muharram
    • Ram-Navmi
    • Gudhi-Padva, etc.
    Moreover, the culture of Nagpur has strong bearing upon the folk culture of Nagpur. The folk culture of Nagpur is comprised of the folk dances and folk songs, which were inherited by the people of Nagpur from their ancestors. Some of the folk dances and songs that play a significant role in the culture at Nagpur are as follows:
    • Kala dance
    • Govinda dance
    • Tamasa
    • Karma dance
    • Kirtan
    • Gondhal
    • Lavani dance
    • Bhajan
    • Povada dance
    • Bhaleri songs
    • Lalita
    • Bharud, etc.
    It goes without mention that Nagpur hosts a number of cultural events, belonging to different religious communities, throughout the year. Some of the major cultural festivals that constitute the culture in Nagpur are:
    • South Central Zone Cultural Centre
    • Kalidas Festival
    • Orange City Craft Mela
    • Folk Dance Festival, etc.
    Thus, we can see that culture at Nagpur presents a wide variety: the folk songs and folk dances, along with the cosmopolitan culture of Nagpur add vitality to the culture of Nagpur.



    Last Updated on 6 September 2011