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Rajasthan Fairs & Festivals
Festival, Jaisalmer (Jan-Feb.)
|One of the most popular of all festivals
it is a journey into the heart of the desert, the golden city of Jaisalmer
that has a charm of its own. A true show on the sands which attracts
even the much traveled visitor. Highly recommended. Be there.
Fair, Baneshwar (Jan-Feb.)
|A religious festival with simple and
traditional rituals. This fair is the centre of attraction of a large
number of tribal from the neighboring states of Madhya Pradesh and
Gujarat who join their brethren from Rajasthan in offering prayers
to Lord Shiva.
Festival, Jaipur (March-April)
|A festival devoted to Goddess Parvati,
the consort of Lord Shiva. It is time for young girls to dress up
in their finery and pray for grooms of their choice while the married
women pray for the well-being of their husbands. This 18-day festival
is laced with various activities and culminates in a grand procession
marking the arrival of Shiva to escort his bride home.
Festival, Jodhpur (October)
|A festival devoted mainly to the music
and dance of the Marwar region. This is a festival that allows the
visitor to understand and enjoy the folk traditions of this part of
Fair, Ajmer (November)
|The well-known and marked with largest
participation of all the festivals of Rajasthan, Pushkar is an important
pilgrimage as well as the venue of a mammoth cattle fair. Bazaars,
auctions, music and sports are highlight of this event. Recommended.
Festival, Bikaner (January)
|An enchanting desert city which comes
alive with music and dance. It is fast gaining popularity as the visitor
finds an opportunity to see some unusual folk performances, camel,
race camel dance etc. here.
Festival (held on 14th Jan of every year)
|A festival with a difference - as kites
take to the sky all over Rajasthan. In the evening, kites with lights
in them and fireworks brighten the skies above. The main celebrations
are in Jaipur and Jodhpur. If you like kite flying, you should be
Festival, Jaipur (March-April)
|A festival to celebrate Holi, this
is a great occasion for the visitor to watch several elephant sports
and also play this festival of colors. A show is organized with the
elephants turning out in their best finery.
Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer (According to Lunar Calendar)
|Held in the memory of the revered Sufi
saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti, it is an occasion for thousands of
believers to congregate at the shrine and offer their prayers. All
of Ajmer seems to take on a festive air and several programmes are
organized to mark the festivals.
Festival, Mt.Abu (June)
|Organized in the only hill station
of Rajasthan, this is the coldest place at this time of the year.
Folk dances and a general atmosphere of gaiety prevails in this tiny
hill resort and the tourist has ample time to relax and enjoy himself.
Festival, Jaipur (July-August)
|A festival to mark the advent of monsoon.
Women dressed in bright colors and a lot of merriment prevails during
Teej. Essentially a women's festival, it is interesting to watch them
enjoying in groups and at various bazaars where they turn up to shop
in all their finery.
|Dussehra means the Tenth Day, being
the 10th day of the bright half of Ashvin. This day is also known
as Vijayadashmi, or the Victory Tenth, because of the victory of Ram