Consider the following pairs of festivals with states where they are celebrated:

  1. Hola Mahalla→ Punjab
  2. Hornbill festival→ Nagaland
  3. Gangaur festival→ Rajasthan

   Which of the above is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

The Gangaur festival of Rajasthan is dedicated to Gauri, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati; consort of Lord Shiva, which commences on the first day of Chaitra, the day following Holi and lasts for 18days. Hola Mahalla or Hola is a sports event which begins on the first day of the Chet month of Nanakshahi calendar (generally March). Hornbill Festival is a weeklong annual event of Nagaland. 

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