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Gangaur: Rajasthan Hindu Harvest Festival

Gangaur

Gangaur (गणगौर) is one of the most popular, colorful and important festival for people of Rajasthan and it is observed throughout the state with great enthusiasm and devotion by womenfolk. The festival is the celebration of monsoon, harvest and martial fidelity. Women worship Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva. The word ‘Gangaur’ is literally made up of two words, ‘Gana’ …

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Mewar Festival Information For Travelers

Mewar Festival, Udaipur

An exhilarating welcome to spring, this festival is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music and firework displays. It is celebrated in the romantic city of Udaipur during the Gangaur Festival. A procession of colorfully attired women carrying the images of the goddess Gauri make their way to the lake Pichola. An unusual procession of boats on …

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Khajuraho Dance Festival Travel Information

Khajuraho Dance Festival

Khajuraho Dance Festival – Once the religious capital of Chandela dynasty, one of the powerful Rajput dynasties of Central India, Khajuraho is now famous for it’s enchanting temples and it’s legendary Khajuraho dance festival. The week-long festival of classical dances is held every year in February / March against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently lit temples. This cultural festival …

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Taj Mahotsav Information For Students, Travelers

Taj Mahotsav

Category: Cultural Festival Date: February 18 to 27 Organizer: Taj Mahotsav Samiti, Office of Secretary, U. P. Tourism, 64, Taj Road, Agra 282001 Uttar Pradesh, India Phone: +91-562-2226431 Main Attraction: The performances, food and fair are the main attractions of Taj Mahotsav. Overview / History: The Taj Mahotsav is celebrated every year since 1992 at Shilpgram near the Eastern gate of the Taj …

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Jaisalmer Desert Festival Date, Location, Facts

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Type: Cultural Fair / Festival Duration: February 17 (Sunday) – February 19, 2019 (Tuesday) Location: Sam Sand Dunes 42 K.M. from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India Jaisalmer Desert Festival is all about camel races, polo matches, puppeteers, jugglers, men with long mustache, turban tying competitions, locals dressed in colorful traditional dresses, etc. It’s a complete bundle of fun for all three days. …

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Jaipur Literature Festival Information

Jaipur Literature Festival Information

Jaipur hosts a number of literary giants every year in January amid giving farewell to winter. The atmosphere fills with the air of creativity in the beautiful ambience of majestic Diggi House. Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free event of its kind. Originally it was an initiative of …

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Bateshwar Cattle Fair Date And Celebration

Bateshwar Cattle Fair

The state of Uttar Pradesh is popular for its rich spiritual legacy with the series of religious festivals celebrated across the state. The long list of festivals and fairs of the state includes the Bateshwar Fair on top of the list. The well known Bateshwar fair is held at Bateshwar, the spiritual and cultural center of the state. Bateshwar is …

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Elephant Festival: Jaipur Elephant Polo & Dance Festival

Elephant Festival — Elephants are regarded precious and majestic since “puranic” era. The supremacy of Elephant is also well illustrated in the Hindu Mythology. According to legends, at the time of ‘Samudra Manthan’ when demon and Gods were busy in “churning the ocean” (samudra manthan), Gods were fortunate to receive an elephant called “Airavata” which latter became the divine vehicle (vahana) …

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Haldighati Festival Information For Students And Children

Haldighati Festival

Rajasthan – the colorful land brings celebrations to the rich culture of India. No Indian who has ever heard about historical battles can ever forget the name of name ‘Haldighati’ and more specifically “The battle of Haldighati”, where the King of Mewar – Maharana Pratap fought ferociously. The yellow colored soil of Haldighati turned completely red during the battle in …

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