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Celebration Months : August/September
Religion : Hindu
Importance : Worship of Sun
Lolark Shasthi Festival is a popular festival of Varanasi that is celebrated every year on 6th day of the Hindu month Bhadrapad. The festivities take place either in late August or in the beginning of September. Lolark Kund is the venue of the festival. The word "lolark" means trembling sun. As the reflection of the sun wavers in the waters, the term lolark is used for the festival.
A large number of devotees congregate at the place and offer their prayers to the Sun God. The day carries immense religious and cultural importance to the Hindu devotees. On the auspicious occasion of Lolark Shasthi festival, city of Varanasi comes to life and vigour.