The beautiful city of Jaipur in Rajasthan is one of the most visited places in India. It is famous all over the globe for its colorful culture and rich heritage. Jaipur Kite Festival is one of the major attractions in Jaipur.

It is a popular festival in Jaipur which is enjoyed by people of different age-groups. Jaipur Kite Festival is celebrated every year on the month of January. This festival coincides with Makar Sankranti which is a famous kite festival of India. The day of Makar Sankranti is officially declared as the kite flying day in Jaipur as a result of which thousands of kites of different colors can be seen fluttering in the skies of Jaipur.

Makar Sankranti Kite Festival :

Jaipur Kite Festival attracts kite flyers from all over the world that participate in this festival and show their skills in kite flying. Jaipur Kite Festival is a three day mega event which takes place in Jaipur’s Polo Ground every year. This festival starts with a inaugural ceremony in which the Air Force helicopters let loose kites of different shapes and colors from the sky. This colorful spectacle is pretty amazing for the visitors.

Jaipur Kite Festival showcases events such as the kite flying competition and exhibition flying. In these events the spectators get to see beautiful display of skill as well as kites of different colors and shapes which are brought in India from different parts of the globe. In this festival the sky gets filled with beautiful kites. The Jaipur Kite Festival also features other attractions such as food stalls, kite market, cultural performances and many more. One of the special events in this festival is the special display of kites during the night. In this special event Tukals (illuminated kites) are flown in the sky. (more…)

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The Festival of Kites : Makar Sankranti

Nirjala Ekadasi Kites


Makar sankranrti symbolizes a move of the Sun into Makar Rashi. The day is occurred on the 14th January. It is an auspicious occasion which is celebrates by all around the country.

It is believed that from this day, god’s days are starts. It is a best time period for pray and worship to god. During this time, many auspicious things are done. It marks the end of negativity and evils. A righteous living time begin from this day.

Customs and Rituals of Makar Sankranti :

  • This day is a best to pray or worship to goddess Saraswati. Late ancestors are also worshipped on this day. It is an ideal time to set our goals of life.
  • On this day people abandon old and ruined things. Brothers give gifts to their married sisters to show his love. Workers get gifts like clothes, sweets and money from their masters.
  • People feed the animals like cows and birds as a sign of giving out.
  • It has roots in godly history. It has such a great spiritual significance like some other major festivals Shivratri, Deewali, Holi, Hanuman Jayanti etc.


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