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Festivals in Agra


Taj Mahotsav: This most popular festival is held every year between the 18th and 27th of February in Shilpgram in Agra.
The festival is themed as the Mughal era, and every year a message is given to the world –in 2009 it was Universal peace and harmony-.
Hundreds of artists from all over India bring their arts & crafts. Dance and singing performances are held, children ride on camels and elephants and Indian cuisine is there for the ones that are eager to taste.

Ram Barat: This festival is a part of the Ramlila, the staging of life of Rama that ends with the killing of Ravana on the day of Dussehra.
Literally Ram Barat means marriage procession of Shri Ram. Every year a new location is choosen and is decorated with flowers and lights, and many visitors come to see the fair and attend the royal wedding of the divine deities.

Kalilash Fair: The fair is held in the Kalilash temple 12 km to Agra. It is dedicated to the appearance of Lord Shiva in a form of a stone lingam and celebrated on the monsoon months at August and September.


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