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Camel Festival Nagaur Fair Desert Festival Beneshwar Fair Elephant Festival Gangaur Fair Mewar Festival Kaila Devi Fair Summer Festival Teej Fair Kaliteej Ramdevra Fair Dussehra Mela Marwar Festival Pushkar Fair Chandrabhaga Fair Kolayat Fair


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   A Festival a Day for 365 Days

   
 
India, the calendar will appear to be another name for an almost unbroken sequence of festivals. But as noted by Col. Tod in his 'Annals......,' Mewar had a special genius for festivity. Quoting the phrase 'saatvaar, aurnautyauhaar'
seven days and nine festivals - he adds : 'not only do the prolongation and repetition of some, but the entire institution of Gangaur Ghat, Udaipur others, as well as the peculiar splendour of their solemnization, originate with the prince.' For details one may refer to the 'Annals' and the 'Veer Vinod'. It may, however, be noted here that the Dusehra and the Gangaur were celebrated with special fervour. The former was meant to invoke and to reiterate valour, while the latter was a celebration of fertility. It was after celebrating Dusehra in Oct. 1657 that Raj Singh launched his Teeka - Daud in the lands either controlled by the Mughals or friendly to them. (Teeka - Daud was the run for plundering enemy country on which a ruler embarked after his coronation). Gangaur continues to be a major festival, including the finale on lake Pichhola. Specially associated with Ganagaur is the Ghoomar dance. Before Ganagaur, Holi is celebrated with great gusto. It is marked, among other things, by the month - long performances of the Bhil dance - drama Gawari, the 'playing' of Gair dance and the holding of many fairs, big and small. The rainy season comes with its green wand and makes Mewar bloom. Festivals like the JaljhoolniGyaras produce a virtual drama of colours in a theater of green.
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   Camel Festival

   
 

The Camel Festival is organized by the Department of Tourism of the Rajasthan Government in January every year in Bikaner. The festival begins with a colourful procession of bedecked camels against the red sandstone backdrop of the Junagarh Fort. Held is a tug-of-war contest, best breed competition, camel dance and acrobatics among other things. The camels display amazing footwork, dancing gracefully to the directions of their trainers. Bridal bridles, bejewelled necks, jingling anklets and camel shadows, cast a spell on the audience. In the evenings, is held a traditional rendezvous of renowned artistes and folk performers of Rajasthan.


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   Beneshwar Fair

   
 

Dungarpur is the spot for this fair held at the time of Shivratri in January-February. It is a tribal fair held on the banks of the Mahi Som and Jhakam rivers in the forested area around the border of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Bhil tribals come to the place to worship Lord Shiva. The fair resounds to the gaiety of songs, folk dances, magic shows, animal shows and acrobatic feats.


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   Nagaur Fair

   
 

The fair held every year in January-February in Nagaur, is a trading fair for cattle and camels and gives one an opportunity to catch up with rural life as owners from all over the state camp on the outskirts of the town while they buy and sell animals. The hides of the animals, cut into wonderful patterns, are particularly attractive.


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   Desert Festival

   
 

This festival is also held in January-February in Jaisalmer. Forthree days, the otherwise barren land of Jaisalmer comes to life and is clustered with hordes of colourfully dressed people. Some chosen moments of the past and affluent culture are on display backed by high pitched music and folk dances. The turban tying competition and Mr. Desert contest as also the camel races, add to the excitement of the celebrations.


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   Elephant Festival

   
 

The festival is held on the eve of Holi in Jaipur and has several interesting attractions like elephant polo. The festival begins with a procession of elephants, camels, horses and folk dancers. The elephants are decorated to the full with bright colours, saddle cloth and heavy jewellery. Female elephants are made to wear anklets and a prize is given for the most well-decorated elephant. Playing Holi on elephant back is one of the major attractions.


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   Mewar Festival

   
 
Thisl8-day festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring and coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur. It is significant for the 1 women of the state as it is time for them to dress in their best. The women gather to dress the images of Issar and Gangaur and then carry them in a ceremonial procession through different parts of the city. The procession ends up at Pichhola Lake where the images are transferred to special boats amidst singing and festivity. Cultural events are held at the end of the festivities and they include songs, dances and a display of fireworks

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   Gangaur Fair

   
 
Held all over Rajasthan, it is the most important fair of the state and is observed with fervour and devotion. The idols of /ssarand Gangaur, manifestations of Shiva and Parvati, are worshiped by women, particularly by those who are unmarried and pray for a consort. Women take out processions through the streets carrying images of the divine couple. The festival is especially colourful in Jaipur, Udaipurand Mandawa.

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   Summer Festival

   
 
The three-day festival is held at Mount Abu in June every year and is a feast of folk and classical music and window to the tribal life and culture of Rajasthan. The festival begins with the singing of a ballad which is followed by Gair, Ghoomar and Dhap folk dances. Boat races and qawwalis are also organised

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   Kaliteej

   
 

Though Kaliteej is celebrated all over the state, the one in Bundi is different in the sense that it is held on different dates from the rest of the state. The festival starts with the procession of goddess Teej in a decorated palanquin from the imposing Naval Sagar and passes through the main bazaars. The procession comprises decorated elephants, camels, bands, performing artists and colou rfu I ly dressed people. Though the main function is held for only two days, the celebrations continue into Janarnashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna.


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   Ramdevra Fair

   
 

The Ramdevra Fair is held in Ramdevra village in Jaisalmer in August or September. The village has got its name after Baba Ramdev, a Tanwar Rajput, who took samadhi in 1458. He had miraculous powers and legend goes that five peers from Mecca came to test his powers. After being convinced, they paid homage to him. The Hindus regard him as an incarnation of Lord Krishna. A large fair is held here which is attended by lakhs of devotees who come in large groups from various places. Bhajans and kirtans right through the night are organised.


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   Teej Festival

   
 

Held during the monsoons, July-August Teej is also dedicated to
Lord Shiva and Parvati and this time it is married women who pray for a happy and long married, life. Though celebrations are held all over the state,- it is particularly colourful in Jaipur where a procession winds its way for two days through the old city. It is the festival of swings which are decorated with flowers and hung from trees. Young girls and women dressed in green clothes sing songs in celebration of the advent of the monsoon. The Teej idol is covered with a canopy whereas the Gangaur idol isopen.


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   Marwar Festival

   
       
 

Held in October in Jodhpur, this annual two-day event attempts to showcase the art and culture of the Jodhpur region. It is devoted mainly to singing and dancing. Originally known as the Maand festival, the folk dancers provide a glimpse of the days of yore, of battles and valiant heroes who still live on in their songs. Other attractions are camel tatoo show and polo. The venues are the impressive Umaid Bhavan Palace, Mandore and the Mehrangarhfort.

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   Pushkar Fair
   
 
Easily the most identifiableof all the fairs of the state, the Pushkar fair is held in November in Pushkar in Ajmer, where an eighth century temple of Brahma, draws the faithful. The place has about 400 shrines and temples around the lake. Legend has it that Lord Brahma, in search of a place to hold his yagna (religious
ritual), dropped the lotus from his hand and the three spots touched by the flower were turned into lakes. These are today known as the Jyeshtha Pushkar, Madhyam Pushkar and Kanishtha Pushkar. Pilgrims bathe at the ghats and pray at the temple. Traders strike deals at the world's largest camel fair, although horses are also sold. People gather together to camp in the desert and entertain each other with songs and dances and cook meals over camp fires. The camel, horse and donkey races are also popular and draw huge attendance.

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   Dusshera Festwal
   
 
Dusshera is celebrated all over the country in different ways as also in Rajasthan. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil—the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. The taleof Rama and Sita and the battle fought between Lord Rama andRavana are enacted on stage and it is called Ramlila. On the tenthday of the festival, huge effigies of the ten-headed Ravana and his brother Kumbakaran, stuffed with thousands of fire crackers, are set afire and the people then begin to rejoice.

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