The town of Chanderi is home to Hindus, Muslims and Adivasis; the culture of each being distinct from the other and yet very similar in certain respects. Their constant intermingling has fostered the creation of a composite culture solemnized by communal harmony. Spread over an area of 18 square kilometres, the town of Chanderi is […]

Guru Purnima

Celebrated in the Hindu month of Shravan, Guru Purnima is a commemorative festival in which pupils pay homage to their deceased gurus as well as ones who are alive. It involves the preparation of a huge banquet that is laid out in the many temples of Chanderi. Devotees throng temple halls and pay homage to […]


Vimanotsav is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm by the Jain community Of Chanderi. It is celebrated in the month of Bhadon by the Hindus while the Jains celebrate it in the month of Kuar. The Hindus gather in the main bazaar with miniature statues of all gods and goddesses on their shoulders. The procession […]

Rang Panchami

Legend associated with this festival claims that Lord Ram Chandra crossed Chanderi in the month of Phalgun during his thirteen year long vanavas and sanctified the land.  To this affect, Rang Panchami is celebrated five days after holi in the month of Phalgun on a hill top at Karila. The celebration begins at dusk with […]


Urs commemorates the glory of Hazrat Wajihuddin Yusuf, a Khalifa of the great Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya. In the reign of Allauddin Khilji, Hazrat Wajihuddin was ordered by Hazrat Nizamuddin to go and settle in Chanderi and work for the people there. He reached Chanderi in 1305, established his khanqah and soon gained thousands of […]