Mewar Festival at Udaipur:

The Mewar Festival is celebrated in welcoming of spring. It comes in April- may month after holi festival. In Udaipur, festival of Gangaur has a unique magic. The Mewar festival starts from Gangaur Ghats to Lake Pichhola. The women beautifully decorate images of Isar and Gangaur. This festival starts with the fireworks. In Mewar festival Rajasthan songs, dances and performances are performed. Mewar Festival of Udaipur is a main festival of Rajasthan.

Gangaur Pooja

Gangaur – Photo Credit : flickr – angelacoles

Mewar festival is also famous festival in India. Udaipur has been always the most important place of the Mewar rulers. Mewar festival is in the same way important for the women of Rajasthan. Mewar festival is mainly meant for women and it is the best time for women they dress in their best clothes and join the celebrations.

The images are transferred into special boats and engaged in the deep waters of the lake. The local markets and shops are decorated with lights. Mewar festival is dazzling show of fireworks.

The bright and colorful festival attracts thousands of foreign and local tourists. It look as if everything around is decorated in rainbow – colorful and exciting. In these 16 days of Gangaur, Parvati Ji stayed at her father’s home. These were the days of celebration, days to worship Gauri for a wonderful husband. In Mewar Festival songs, dance performance highlights the Rajasthani culture. This three-day festival ends with a beautiful display of fireworks. Rajasthan women’s and girls dressed up beautifully decorated idols of Gangaur dazzling in the beautiful light. It is the magic of Mewar Festival at Gangaur Ghats in Udaipur.

Date of Mewar Festival In 2014 : 2-4 April

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Gangaur is all about the goddess of Gauri. Gangaur is celebrated on April 13-14. Parvati (Lord Shiva’s wife), it is sign of purity and seriousness. Gangaur represents Lord Shiva and Parvati together. It believes that Parvati come to her home during Gangaur, to bless her friends with married happiness. Parvati was given a way out by her loved ones and Lord Shiva arrived her home on last day. This festival starts a day after Holi.

Gangaur Pooja and Fast :

Gangaur Puja

Gangaur Puja

On the first day of this vrat, ladies bring the ashes from Holika Dahan and by mixing soil, which they make the statue of Goddess Gauri. On next morning they worship the statue at the bank of river. They come back in group by singing the songs.

This process is followed both days. This festival is very famous in Rajasthan in India. The ladies decorate their hands and feet by drawing designs with Mending  In Gangaur festival girls and ladies breaks their pots and throw the waste into the well and enjoy this festival.

Gangaur is celebrated all over the Rajasthan. Gangaur festival is mostly celebrated in Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Nathdwara. In Udaipur, Gangaur is celebrated with the Mewar Festival. This festival is for women, who wear the best clothes and pray for a husband of their choice.

All married women must fast for the whole 18 days of the festival. Even unmarried girls keep fast and only eat one meal a day, to find a good husband. Gangaur is also a good time of year to select a life partner. Men and women get the opportunity to meet together.

The Gangaur of Jaipur is famous in the world. In Jaipur, a sweet dish called a Ghewar is made for the Gangaur festival. People buy Ghewar to eat and distribute it among their friends and relatives.

People go with the image of Gauri, start from the City Palace to Tripolia Bazaar, Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar, Chaugan stadium and finally reach the Talkatora. Thousands of People come to see this festival.

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