Culture of Hapur
Hapur district is famous for tabla playing style. Ajarara is an old historic town located near Hapur and is famous for the traditional tabla playing style, gharana-a-style. The style became famous after the place and is called Ajrara Gharana. Hapur district has been an important center for spiritual learning and is the birth place of many Indian scholars.
Feasting and fasting are celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm in the city. Hapur is a secular place and people of different religions celebrate each festival with equal devotion. The city experiences a never-ending series of festivals that are rejoiced throughout the year. It is also a way to restore the rich and varied tradition of India in the modern world. The important festivals celebrated in Hapur are Ram Navami, Nag Panchami, Janamastmi, Dusherra, Diwali, Shivratri, and Holi. Major festivals celebrated by the Muslims include Id-ul-Fitr, Shab-e-Barat and Barawafat.
The constantly developing infrastructure has enabled to establish schools and institutes in the field of academics, arts and technical courses. The most important cultural event that takes place in this place is the Garhmukteshwar bathing fair. Garhmukteshwar has a great religious importance in the Hindu religion. It is situated at the banks of Ganges River. Every year a bathing fair is organized in Garhmukteshwar on the full-moon day in Kartik month. It attracts pilgrims in lakhs who come and take a dip in Ganges. Another bathing fair is organized during Dussehra which is also quite famous and attracts people from nearby places. At the time of fair, the entire region becomes like a city of tents. It fascinates people especially during full moon day.
Hapur has a rich traditional and religious culture making it an interesting tourist destination in northern India.