Being home to many faiths and religions Ahmednagar obvious comes on its during important religious festivals. Dilwali, Holi, Nagpanchami, EID and even Christmas is celebrated with immense fervor. But the most popular festival here is Ganesh Chaturthi. Every year people of Ahmednagar wait for Ganesh festival with bated breath. The famous Vishal Ganpati temple of Ahmednagar is fully decorated and is thronged by thousands of Ganesha devotees during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.This is one of the biggest and most colourful festivals in Ahmednagar. The fourth day of Bhadrapad is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi. Idols of Lord Ganapati are worshipped with mantras, modaks and other essentials all over the city.
Other Fair & Festivals
During the festival of Dilwali, Ahmednagar city wears a festive look. The markets as well as homes of the people are beautifully decorated with flowers and lights. Some people even make Rangoli (designs made on floor with colors) on the entrance of their homes. On the day of Deewali, people decorate the entrance and top of their homes with diyas and electric lights. Also, on this day, people worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi to bless them with prosperity.
People of Ahmednagar celebrates it in on a large scale and revel in the festivities by singing, dancing and coloring. By doing so repressed feelings, needs and desires. Some ancient temples in various parts of India contain sculptures on their walls illustrating Holi celebrations. A 16th century painting discovered in Ahmednagar is on the theme of Vasanta Ragini-spring song or music.
Another important festival celebrated by the locals in Ahmednagar is Nagpanchami. During Nagapanchami, a naga (cobra) is drawn on a plate with sandal-paste and is then worshipped. Later, a grand feast is organized and enjoyed by the people.
It is regarded as the birthday of lord Krishna is also celebrated with enthusiasm. On the eighth day of Shravana, people fast and worship the statue of Krishna at mid-night with great devotion. Pithori Amavasya, Gauri, Haritalika, Rishi Panchami, Pitrupaksha, Navaratra and Dasara, Kojagiri Purnima and Diwali are some of the other common Indian festivals that are celebrated with great joy and fervor.
Feast & Fair of Miri
Miri is famous for its Church feast & fair. Thousands of devotee come for the feast of Church Anniversary on 28 August every year from all over the Maharashtra. Many native people who were migrated to other places also gather on the get-together occasion of feast. The villagers got their surname from the village Mirpagar. Many villagers had left the village due to drought in 1960. Most villagers migrated to Mumbai, Pune, Nasik and settled there. Migrated villagers from Miri are highly educated.
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