JAIPUR FESTIVAL CALENDAR 2012 -2015
Fairs and festivals
add much needed zing to our life and give us an opportunity to
forget all our tensions and make merry. Fairs and festivals in
Jaipur epitomises this very idea of living life to the hilt. Fair
and festivals in Jaipur, Rajasthan are a colourful affair and
offer a wonderful opportunity to tourists to enjoy cultural
festivity in the dessert state of Rajasthan. Jaipur Hub provides
complete information on various fairs and festivals in Jaipur,
Rajasthan. If you want to travel to Jaipur during a major festival,
Jaipur Hub offers a number of tour packages for tourists.
Festivals are what add color to life and festivals in Rajasthan are
the perfect example of this fact. There are a number of fairs and
festivals that are celebrated in Rajasthan. Festive season is also
the right time to visit Rajasthan as one can closely observe the
customs and traditions followed by people in this colorful state.
The vibrancy of the colorful state of Rajasthan comes to fore during
fairs and festivals.
Teej is one of the most
important festivals celebrated in Rajasthan. After the scorching
heat of summer months, Teej welcomes the monsoon showers in
Rajasthan. Teej is celebrated in the month of July-August and is an
important festival of the womenfolk of Rajasthan. The festival marks
the onset of festive season in Rajasthan.
Teej is celebrated with
all the gusto and fervour in Jaipur. If you are in Jaipur during
Teej festival, you can see young girls and married women dressed in
their best clothes. Teej is primarily women's festival and women
pray to Goddess Paravati during this festival. There is a mythical
legend attached to Teej festival and it is believed that after years
of penance, Goddess Parvati was united with Lord Shiva on Teej. On
the day of Teej festival, married women pray for the well being of
their husbands and martial bliss.
Gangaur is one of the important festivals in Rajasthan, which is
celebrated a fortnight after Holi. It is perhaps the only festival
in Rajasthan that is celebrated for 18 days. Celebrated in honor of
Goddess Paravati, Gangaur festival is celebrated by the womenfolk of
Rajasthan. On the occasion of the festival, offerings are made to
the Goddess Parvati. The festival is considered an auspicious
occasion for young people to choose their life partners.
across Rajasthan, the festival is a treat to watch in Jaipur and
Udaipur. The festival is celebrated with pomp and show in Bikaner,
Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. During the festival, images of Gauri, the
other name of Goddess Paravati and Shiva called Gan are taken out in
Udaipur is an ideal
place to tour during Gangaur festival as the Lake City presents a
wonderful look on the occasion of the festival. The procession to
Pichola Lake is the highlight of the Gangaur festival in Udaipur.
The ceremony attracts a number of tourists and locals. The whole
event comes to an end with the display of wonderful fireworks on the
bank of Pichola Lake.
If you are in Jaipur during March, Elephant Festival is the event to
enjoy. It is a wonderful sight to watch the beautifully decorated
elephants catwalk in front of a large number of spectators. Elephant
festival is a unique kind of festival held in Rajasthan. The
festival offers an excellent opportunity to tourists to watch
elephants indulging in all types of activities. Discover the festive
side of Jaipur with Jaipur Hub.
races, polo and playing Holi on elephants are some of the events
that one can enjoy during Elephant festival. The colorful procession
marks the start of the Elephant festival in Jaipur. Though elephants
are centre of attraction during the festival one can also see camels
and horses beautifully decked up for the occasion.
Pushkar, just 11 kilometres from Ajmer comes alive during Puskar
Fair, when people from all over Rajasthan converge at Pushkar with
their cattle stock. Pushkar Fair is regarded as one of the largest
camel festivals in the world. Celebrated in the month of
October-November, Pushkar Fair attracts domestic as well as foreign
tourist to Pushkar in Rajasthan.
Pushkar festival is not
about camels only but it is also about horses, cows, goats, sheep
and most importantly about the lively people of Rajasthan, who come
to the Pushkar fair in their best attires. The festival looks like a
riot of colors with men wearing colourful turbans and women in
pleated ghagaras (ankle-length skirts) of different hues. The
festival offers a wonderful opportunity to see the people selling
and buying camels, goats, horses etc.