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The history of Vadodara lies in a charter of 812 that identifies it as Vadapadraka - a village attached to the nearby town of Ankottaka. In 600 AD, severe flooding of the Narmada River forced the inhabitants to move to the eastern side to a village known as Vatpatrak, which later developed into Vadodara. By the 10th century, Vadapadraka replaced Ankottaka as the main town where the province was mainly Hindu-dominated with Hindu kings ruling until 1297. 

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Garba

Termed as the city's largest festival, Garba is associated with song, dance and lights every October. This festival showcases local musicians playing traditional music while people dancing to the Raas and Garba moves. Celebrated with great excitement and enthusiasm, the revered Goddess Durga or Shakti is worshiped during this festival.

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Garba

Termed as the city's largest festival, Garba is associated with song, dance and lights every October. This festival showcases local musicians playing traditional music while people dancing to the Raas and Garba moves. Celebrated with great excitement and enthusiasm, the revered Goddess Durga or Shakti is worshiped during this festival.

The festival commences during the month of October and November when the local people devoutly fast during the day and dance energetically at night during these nine days. On the ninth day, the ceremony culminates with the nightlong garba dance where handicrafts are also sold. Another interesting aspect of the garba ceremony is that the festival's basic philosophy marks the communion of all the various faiths.

Holi

Holi - the festival of colours, is celebrated with much glee all over the world. The festivities officially usher in spring, with many prominent purposes including the beginning of spring. In 17th century literature, Holi was identified as a festival that celebrated agriculture, commemorating good spring harvest and the fertile land.

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Holi

Holi - the festival of colours, is celebrated with much glee all over the world. The festivities officially usher in spring, with many prominent purposes including the beginning of spring. In 17th century literature, Holi was identified as a festival that celebrated agriculture, commemorating good spring harvest and the fertile land.

According to Hindus, Holi time is the perfect time of enjoying spring's abundant colours and saying farewell to winter. To many Hindus, Holi festivities mark the beginning of the new year as well as an occasion to reset and renew ruptured relationships, end conflicts and rid themselves of accumulated emotional impurities from the past.

Uttarayan

Uttarayan is a festival of kites, musics and "tilgud" in the city. Before the festival starts, the markets of Vadodara are lined up with vendors selling kites, threads, balloons and fire crackers with various local cuisines and at night, one can witness the sky being illuminated by crackers and fire balloons.

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Uttarayan

Uttarayan is a festival of kites, musics and "tilgud" in the city. Before the festival starts, the markets of Vadodara are lined up with vendors selling kites, threads, balloons and fire crackers with various local cuisines and at night, one can witness the sky being illuminated by crackers and fire balloons.

Uttarayana or Makar Sankranti celebrates the sun's gradual traversal towards the northern hemisphere. During this festival, the citizens of Vadadora put on new clothes, eat, drink and make merry., the Marathi women also perform the ceremony of “Haldi Kumku”, as a symbol of their married status and for wishing long livesof their husband.

Diwali

Also known as the "festival of lights", Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in the month of October or November every year. Without any doubt, Diwali is indeed the most important festival in Hinduism. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

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Diwali

Also known as the "festival of lights", Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in the month of October or November every year. Without any doubt, Diwali is indeed the most important festival in Hinduism. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

Its celebration include millions of lights shining on housetops, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where ever it is celebrated. The Diwali festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu solar month Kartika.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi, another important festival in Vadodara is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. A ten-day long celebration, this festival marks images of Ganpati being installed at public places, which is followed by dance and lots of fun and gaiety. During Ganesh Chaturthi, there are many Ganesh pandals arranged on the streets of the city.

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Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi, another important festival in Vadodara is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. A ten-day long celebration, this festival marks images of Ganpati being installed at public places, which is followed by dance and lots of fun and gaiety. During Ganesh Chaturthi, there are many Ganesh pandals arranged on the streets of the city.

On the last day, the clay images of Lord Ganesha are taken in a procession and immersed in Sursagar Lake. People also have these idols placed at their home for five, seven or ten days and many of them use eco-friendly ways to immerse these idols made of soil.

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