Best events to explore in Allahabad
6 months ago
This is one of the major events for which Allahabad is known for. On every six-year gap, there’s Ardh Kumbh which is said to be half Kumbh, and after every 12 years, there’s Kumbh which is the main Kumbh Mela is organized. People in a count of millions come to experience the power and the aura of this event. It is an almost two-month event, many people come from trains and walk many kilometers to reach Sangam. People of Allahabad serve water and food to those for free. A lot of management is done for the outsiders like tents, washrooms, food, police headquarters to help people.
Holi is a festival that is loved by all as it brings immense joy and happiness. It’s a day when we even forgive those people who have done wrong with us. In Allahabad on this day, in Loknath which is in Chowk people gather to play Holi. People from all the parts of the town come here to celebrate Holi with their friends. Here Holi is played in a very desi style while coloring each other and dancing on old and latest Bollywood songs. This is a kind of an open party which starts in the morning and goes till evening.
On the birth anniversary of our former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a national marathon takes place of 42km which starts from the home of Indira Gandhi i.e. Anand Bhawan. The Marathon takes turns all around the city, athletes from different cities come here to participate as it is a national marathon. At certain distances, things for people to fresh-n-up are available along with that an ambulance also runs along with athletes.
It is an annual event in Allahabad organized by the VIAET department of SHUATS. This event is for students from all around the city. Students from different colleges come here to showcase their talent and take part in fun events. It is a 2-day event with a number of activities like games, dancing, singing, fashion show, writing, skits and many more. There is a panel of judges for the judgment. It is a great opportunity for students to catch-up and get together with different students from other colleges and have an on-field battle to know who’s better.
On this day every temple sets up a ‘jhanki’ of Lord Krishna showing how he spent his life in the village and killed the monsters when he was just a kid or we call Krishna Leela.
The whole market is flickered with colorful stalls of clothes for Lord Krishna, decor items, and colorful handi. On the ground of Chowk fire station, there’s a Temple of Shree Krishna which is embellished with flowers, and a huge jhanki is decorated with a funfair on the outer side.
No matter what religion you’re from, this festival is celebrated by everyone in the city. you’ll find a heck of rush as there’s a funfair at Saint Joseph School with loads and loads of food stalls and giant swings. Hundreds of people visit there to enjoy themselves. In Saint Cathedral Church people come from miles to light a candle and to adore the beauty of it as it is decorated with fairy lights and big star-shaped paper items.
People of every locality of the city make a pandal and embellish it in their own style. Some are designed with only white flowers, some with multicolored flowers, whereas some are made like a temple itself. It’s great to see such alluring pandals. During Navratri, everyone visits the pandal of every locality and there’s a competition between them, and the one with most visitors wins. Each day of Navratri is assigned to every zone and according to their turn, they arrange a funfair in which different Rath comes one after another on which theatre artists dressed as Lord depicts a play showing the greatness of God. On the day of Dusshera, Ravan Dahan occurs, and also the winner of the Pandal contest is announced.
It is a techno-cultural event organized by the United College of Engineering and Research. Every year a celebrity singer is invited and a concert is held till midnight. In the concert, outsiders are allowed through passes.
FURNITURE AND HOME DECOR SHOW
It is a 3-day event in KP ground in which sellers from the whole town come to sell their best products. The item from fitness, lifestyle, beauty, decoration, and furniture are sold here. Chandlers, sofas, paintings, statues, and many more things can be available. This event gives a great exposure to the shopkeepers and helps them to showcase what all they have to offer.
If you’re visiting Allahabad during the winter season, you’ll be having an advantage of shopping from the whole Indian market as it has a variety of items belonging to different cultures and regions. But before visiting this place you must confirm the date that announced months before so that people from different parts of India can manage to come here to set up their stalls. Yes, people from various places come here to sell their handicrafts items like carpets, shoes, ornaments, lanterns, clothes, chocolates, statues, etc. Even you’ll find Rajasthani, Gujrati food along with many more traditional food items of numerous cities.
Also Read: Things not to miss in Allahabad
Also read: Places to see in Allahabad