The major cultural activities of the district “MALVI SONGS”. Folk songs are also very popular on the occasion of marriages, festivals and local village fairs. The traditional dress of men is “KURTA-DHOTI” have white or contrast colors and the dresses of women are colorful and comprise of LUGDA, BLOUSE And LAHANGA. During the Nav-Ratries the idol of Goddess is established in all part of Dewas even in every street, GARBA is also very popular on this occasion. This function is celebrated at Dewas on a very large scale after Bengal because of a famous temple of MAA CHAMUNDA.
Apart from this, Dewas is a very important center of Classical Music, Two National level programs are organized here, one from the side of Ustad Alladuddin Khan Sangeet Academy, Bhopal in cooperation with Madhya Pradesh Government and local Administration called “KUMAR GANDHARVA SAMAROH” in this function National level young artists are awarded with “KUMAR GANDHARVA SAMMAN” and a sum of Rs. 51,000/-, the other Classical Program organised from the side of Kumar Gandharva Sangeet Academy, Dewas.