Consider the following festivals with the states in which they are celebrated:

  1. Mahamaham→ Odisha
  2. Hemis → Jammu & Kashmir
  3. Vishu→ Kerala

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

Answer: [B] Only 2 & 3

Mahamaham→ Odisha  Mahamaham→ Tamil Nadu

  • Mahamaham is a Hindu festival celebrated every 12 years in the Mahamaham tank located in the South Indian town of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. 
  • The Hemis festival is one of the biggest and the most famous religious festivals of Ladakh.
  • Vishu is a Hindu festival celebrated in Kerala, India. It marks the start of the Hindu New year. People celebrate Vishu to commemorate the return of "Sun God".

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