Ganges has always been the lifeline of India but also the felicitator and nourishment of the Indian Civilization. The river Ganges, though, considered a thing of reverence by the Hindus has in the course of history defined the psyche of the Indian society as a whole, irrespective of religion. It not only nourishes the population that lives by its kingdom but also give them a sense of separate identity and belonging. To mark this contribution of River Ganges, an annual festival is organized that has been christened ‘Ganga Mahotsava’
Ganga Mahotsava is a 5-day festive event held on the banks of Ganges in Varanasi in the month of November. The event gives stress on the promotion of the classical style of Indian music & dance. It provides opportunity to viewers, to witness performance of Indian classical dance and music.