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 one of the most important and widely celebrated festivals in the state of Rajasthan. The festival is observed throughout the country by the Rajasthani community with great fervor. The festival commences on the first day of Chaitra month after Holi and it continues for the next 18 days.

Gangaur Puja Rajasthan :

Gangaur Puja

Gangaur Puja

The festival is mainly celebrated by the women in Rajasthan with great zest. The festival is celebrated to honor Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva. On the day of festival both married and unmarried women worship the idol of Gauri.

The festival holds special significance for married women, who worship Gauri as a symbol of conjugal love and pray to the goddess for a successful and successful married life. While unmarried women worship the goddess and seek her blessings to get a good, loving husband.

Gangaur festival has rich tradition and rituals. The most important ritual is collecting ashes from the Holi fire and burying barley and wheat seed in it. These seeds are considered to be sacred and they are watered every day until the seeds starts to germinate. The women perform the ritual of watering the seeds with great devotion by singing songs of Gauri.

The Gangaur celebration festivals in Jaipur are well known all over the world and tourists from flock in large numbers to see the celebrations. During the festival, the locals and the tourists relish eating a sweet dish known as Ghewar, which is an important part of the festival. Every household in Rajasthan makes Ghewar and it is distributed amongst friends and relatives.

During the last three days the images of Gauri and Lord Shiva are dressed in rich garments specially made for the (more…)

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