0




Major Fairs & Festivals of Rajasthan-
Rajasthan is the land of various enchanting colorful fairs and festivals. A large number of fairs and festivals are celebrated throughout the year in Rajasthan. The people of Rajasthan celebrate every festival with tremendous amount of joy, zeal and enthusiasm. In addition to the colorful festivals, there are also traditional fairs including camel fair, religious fairs and the fairs that are mark of the changing season in Rajasthan. These fairs of Rajasthan provide a perfect opportunity to take a glimpse of the local lifestyle and shop for handcrafted and other items in Rajasthan.

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. The procession demonstrates a beautiful tableau of Rajasthan. The camels shows amazing footwork, dancing gracefully towards their trainers. Bridal bridles, bejeweled necks, ringing 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.

Nagaur Fair-
The fair is held every year in January-February in Nagaur. This is a trading fair for cattle and camels and gives 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.

Mewar Festival-
 This is a 18-day festival which is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring and coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur. It is significant for the women of the state as it is time for them to dress in their best. The women gather to dress the images of Isarji (Lord Shiv) and Gangaur (Parwati or Gouri) 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. Cultural events include folk songs, dances and a display of fireworks.

Kaila Devi Fair-
The fair is held in March or April in Kaila village in Karauli district and it holds an important place among the celebrated fairs of the state. The fortnight-long fair is held on the banks of the river Kalisil in the hills of Trikut about 2 kilometres from Kaila village. Here is a large temple which houses the idols of Mahalakshmi and Chamunda. Kaila Devi has been regarded as the guardian deity throughout the ages by the Khinchi Rajputs, the Yadavas and the princes of Karauli. A small temple dedicated to Bhairon is situated in the courtyard and facing the shrine of the devi is the temple of Hanuman. There is a steady flow of devotees throughout the year.

Mahavir Ji Fair-
This fair is held at Shri Mahavir Ji town of Karauli district between March and April to commemorate Shri Mahavir Swami, the 24th tirthankara (Lord) of the Jains. The temple is located in an enclosure known as ‘katala’ where devotees come to pay homage.

Summer Festival-
The three-day festival is held in June every year at Mount Abu. It 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 Gaiç Ghoomar and Dhap folk dances. Boat races and Kawwalees are also organized.

Teej Festival-
This festival is held during the monsoons in the month of July. Teej is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati. Teej is an occasion for married women to pray to Lord Shiv and Parvati for their happy and long married life. Though teej celebrations are held all over the state, but 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. In procession, the Teej idol are made covered with a canopy whereas the Gangaur idol are put open.

Gogaji Fair-
Gogaji fair is held at Gogamedi village of Shri Ganganagar district in the month of August in memory of a popular hero of the area known as 'Goga ji' among the Hindus and 'Jahar Peer' among the Muslims. The Kayam Khani Muslims claim to be descendants of folk deity Gogaji. Folk deity Gogaji is popular in villagers as a 'Snake-God' and almost every village in Rajasthan has a sacred place dedicated to him. Staunch followers of Gogaji believe that by invoking his name, a snake bite and other diseases can be cured. It is said that Gogaji went into samadhi at GogaMedi and thousands of devotees gather there to pay homage at his memorial everyday during the Fair which lasts three days. The samadhi is a marble structure with two minarets fortified by a boundary wall. The idol of Gogaji is seated on a blue horse with a snake coiled around the neck.

Kajli Teej-
Though Kajli-teej festival is celebrated all over the state, but it is very different in Bundi 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 colourfully dressed people. Though the main function is held for only two days, the celebrations continue into Janamashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna.

Ramdevra Fair-
The Ramdevra Fair is held in Ramdevra village in Jaisalmer district in the month of August or September. The village has got its name after folk deity 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.

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 Mehrangarh fort.

Dushahara-
Dushahra is celebrated all over the country in different ways as also in Rajasthan. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. The tale of Rama and Sita and the battle fought between Lord Rama and Ravana are enacted on stage and it is called Ramlila. On the tenth day 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.

Pushkar Fair-
 Easily the most identifiable of 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 devotees. 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. Rajasthan Tourism puts up a tourist village.

Chandrabhaga Fair-
This three-day fair is held at Jhalrapatan near Jhalawar either in November or December next to the banks of the Chandrabhaga river which is considered holy by the people living in this part of the state. On the full moon night of Kartik Purnima, thousands of pilgrims take a dip in the river. There is also a big cattle fair in which cows, horses, buffaloes, camels and bullocks are brought for sale.

Kolyat Fair-
Bikaner is the venue for this fair which lasts 10 days and the place is the sacred site where Kapil Muni is supposed to have meditated. The place has a lake with 52 ghats shaded by banyan trees. Devotees take a dip in the lake and pray in the temples. Aarti is performed twice a day and bhog is offered. People float lighted lamps in the sacred lake as part of the rituals. A cattle fair is also held where buffaloes, camels, horses and cattle are sold. Certificates and prizes are given away to the best breeders at the fair.
                                                         Festival Calendar



Fairs and Festivals
Place
Vikaram Samwat
2014
2015
2016
Camel Festival
Bikaner
Paush-Shukla,
(14-15)
15-16 Jan.
04-05 Jan.

Nagaur Fair(Ramdeoji Cattle Fair)
Nagaur
Magh-S,
(7-10)
6-9 Feb.
26-29 Jan.

Kumbhalgarh Festival
Udaipur

28-30 Jan.
28-30 Jan.
28-30 Jan.
Shekhawati Festival
Nawalgarh
-
12-14 Feb.
12-14 Feb.
12-14 Feb
Desert Festival
Jaisalmer
Magh-S,
(13-15)
12-14 Feb.
1-3 Feb.

Beneshwar Fair
Beneshwar
(Dungarpur)
Magh-S,
(11-15)
10-14 Feb.
30 Jan-3 Feb.
19-24 Feb.
Braj Festival
Bharatpur
Phalgun-S
(11-13)
2-4 Feb.
2-4 Feb.
2-4 Feb.
Elephant Festival
Jaipur
Phalgun-S
(15)
16 Mar.
5 Mar.

Rajasthan Day Celebration
Jaipur
-
(15)
Mar.
Mar.
Mar.
Kailadevi Fair
Karauli
Chaitra-K
(12)
28 Mar.
17 Mar.

Gangaur Festival
Jaipur
Chaitra-S
(3-4)
2-3 Apr.
22-23 Mar.

Mewar Festival
Udaipur
Chaitra-S
(3-5)
2-4 Apr.
22-24 Mar.
9-11 Apr.
Mahaveerji Fair
Mahaveerji
Chaitra-S
(9-15)
8-15 Apr.
28 Mar.-4 Apr.

Summer Festival
Mount Abu
Vaishakha(13-Budh Purnima)
12-14 May
2-4 May

Teej Festival
Jaipur
Shravan-S
(3-4)
30-31 July
17-18 Aug.

Kajli Teej
Bundi
Bhadra-K
(2-3)
12-13 Aug.
31 Aug.- 1 Sept.

Dussehra Festival
Kota
Asvinan-S
(8-10)
1-3 Oct.
21-22 Oct.

Matasya Festival
Alwar
Asvinan-S
(8-9)
2-3 Oct.
21-22 Oct.
9-10 Oct.
Marwar Festival
Jodhpur
Asvinan-S
(14-15)
7-8 Oct.
26-27 Oct.
14-15 Oct.
Jodhpur Folk Festival
Jodhpur
-
Oct.
Oct.
Oct.
Pushkar Fair
Pushkar
(Ajmer)
Kartik-S
(7-15)
30 Oct.- 6 Nov.
18-25 Nov.

Chandrabhaga Fair
Jhalawar
Kartik-S 14 Magh-K-1
5-7 Nov.
24-26 Nov.
12-14 Nov.
Bundi Utsav
Bundi




Muharram
Jaipur
-
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Winter Festival
Mount Abu
Pausha
29-31 Dec.
29-31 Dec.
29-31 Dec.



Tourism Events Calendar
Fairs and Festivals
Place
2014
2015
2016
Jaipur Literature Festival
Jaipur
-
-
-
Jaipur Polo
Jaipur
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Vintage Car Rally
Jaipur
Feb.
Feb.
Feb.
Rajasthan Day Celebration
Jaipur
Mar.
Mar.
Mar.
The Great Indian Travel Bazaar
Jaipur
Apr.
Apr.
Apr.
Jewellers Association Show (JAS)
Jaipur
19-22 July
19-22 July
-
Forhex Fair
Jaipur
Aug.
Aug.
Aug.
Jaipur Jewellery Show
Jaipur



स्वागतं आपका.... Welcome here.

राजस्थान के प्रामाणिक ज्ञान की एकमात्र वेब पत्रिका पर आपका स्वागत है।
"राजस्थान की कला, संस्कृति, इतिहास, भूगोल और समसामयिक दृश्यों के विविध रंगों से युक्त प्रामाणिक एवं मूलभूत जानकारियों की एकमात्र वेब पत्रिका"

"विद्यार्थियों के उपयोग हेतु राजस्थान से संबंधित प्रामाणिक तथ्यों को हिंदी माध्यम से देने के लिए किया गया यह प्रथम विनम्र प्रयास है।"

राजस्थान सम्बन्धी प्रामाणिक ज्ञान को साझा करने के इस प्रयास को आप सब पाठकों का पूरा समर्थन प्राप्त हो रहा है। कृपया आगे भी सहयोग देते रहे। आपके सुझावों का हार्दिक स्वागत है। कृपया प्रतिक्रिया अवश्य दें। धन्यवाद।

विषय सूची

राजस्थान सामान्य ज्ञान (338) Rajasthan GK (321) GK (195) सामान्य ज्ञान (142) क्विज (132) Quiz (114) राजस्थान समसामयिक घटनाचक्र (101) Rajasthan History (81) समसामयिक घटनाचक्र (77) राजस्थान की योजनाएँ (66) योजनाएँ (51) समसामयिकी (45) राजस्थान का इतिहास (44) General Knowledge (43) Science GK (38) विज्ञान क्विज (37) Science Quiz (35) Welfare plans of Rajasthan (31) सामान्य विज्ञान (31) Geography of Rajasthan (25) Question and Answer (20) राजस्थान का भूगोल (19) राजस्थान के मेले (19) राजस्थान के किले (18) Forts of Rajasthan (17) राजस्थानी साहित्य (16) राजस्थान के दर्शनीय स्थल (15) प्रतिदिन क्विज (14) राजस्थान की कला (14) राजस्थान के लोक नाट्य (14) राजस्थान के प्राचीन मंदिर (13) राजस्थान के मंदिर (12) राजस्थानी भाषा (11) राजस्थान के तीर्थ स्थल (10) Minerals of Rajasthan (9) राजस्थान के लोक वाद्य (9) लोक देवता (9) Folk Musical Instruments of Rajasthan (8) राजस्थान की चित्रकला (8) राजस्थान के अनुसन्धान केंद्र (8) राजस्थान के प्रमुख पर्व एवं उत्सव (8) राजस्थान के हस्तशिल्प (8) विज्ञान सामान्य ज्ञान (8) GK राजस्थान समसामयिक घटनाचक्र (7) राजस्थान के कलाकार (7) Tourism (6) अनुसंधान केन्द्र (6) राजस्थान के खिलाड़ी (6) राजस्थान के लोक नृत्य (6) राजस्थान सरकार मंत्रिमंडल (6) होली है (6) Fairs of Rajasthan (5) Geography of India (5) forest of Rajasthan (5) राजस्थान की जनजातियां (5) राजस्थान की नदियाँ (5) राजस्थान की स्थापत्य कला (5) राजस्थान के ऐतिहासिक स्थल (5) राजस्थान साहित्य अकादमी पुरस्कार (5) Rivers of Rajasthan (4) राजस्थान में कृषि (4) राजस्थान में प्रजामण्डल आन्दोलन (4) राजस्थान रत्न पुरस्कार (4) राजस्थानी साहित्य की प्रमुख रचनाएं (4) अनुप्रति योजना (3) राजस्थान की जनसंख्या (3) राजस्थान के राज्यपाल (3) राजस्थान के संग्रहालय (3) राजस्थान में पशुधन (3) राजस्थान सरकार के उपक्रम (3) राजस्थान साहित्य अकादमी (3) Handicrafts of Rajasthan (2) Livestock in Rajasthan (2) Metalic Minerals of Rajasthan (2) Ministers of Govt of India (2) Tourist Circuits (2) जिलानुसार झील व बाँध (2) भूकंप (2) राजस्थान की प्रसिद्ध दरगाहें (2) राजस्थान की मीनाकारी (2) राजस्थान की वन सम्पदा (2) राजस्थान की हवेलियां (2) राजस्थान के आभूषण (2) राजस्थान के जिले (2) राजस्थान के जैन तीर्थ (2) राजस्थान के महल (2) राजस्थान के महोत्सव (2) राजस्थान के रीति-रिवाज (2) राजस्थान के लोक सभा सदस्य (2) राजस्थान के संस्थान (2) राजस्थान मदरसा बोर्ड (2) राजस्थान में परम्परागत जल प्रबन्धन (2) राजस्थान में प्राचीन सभ्यताएँ (2) राजस्‍व मण्‍डल राजस्‍थान (2) राष्ट्रीय वीरता पुरस्कार (2) Major Dialects of Rajasthani (1) folk art (1) अपराजिता (1) क्षेत्रीय सांस्कृतिक केन्द्र (1) जिलावार तहसीलों की सूची (1) तलवारों से गैर (1) बिजौलिया किसान आंदोलन (1) बूंदी का किसान आंदोलन (1) बैराठ की सभ्यता (1) भारत की मृदा (1) भारत की स्थिति (1) भारत के उपग्रह (1) भारत के कमांडर-इन-चीफ (1) भारतीय अन्तरिक्ष कार्यक्रम (1) भारतीय मूर्तिकला (1) मीणा आन्दोलन (1) मीणाओं के आराध्य भूरिया बाबा (1) मौर्य तथा प्राचीन राजस्थान (1) रणकपुर (1) राजकीय संग्रहालय अजमेर (1) राजकीय संग्रहालय आहाड़-उदयपुर (1) राजपूताना में 1857 की क्रांति (1) राजपूतों की उत्पत्ति के मत (1) राजसमन्द का राजप्रशस्ति शिलालेख (1) राजस्थान का एकीकरण (1) राजस्थान का खजुराहो जगत का अंबिका मंदिर (1) राजस्थान का चौहान वंश (1) राजस्थान का जलियावाला बाग हत्याकांड (1) राजस्थान का नामकरण (1) राजस्थान का प्रथम मसाला पार्क (1) राजस्थान का राज्य पक्षी गोडावण (1) राजस्थान का राठौड़ वंश- (1) राजस्थान का वैभवशाली मूर्तिशिल्प (1) राजस्थान की खारे पानी की झीले (1) राजस्थान की प्रसिद्ध बावड़ियां (1) राजस्थान की मृदा (1) राजस्थान की वेशभूषा (1) राजस्थान की सीमा (1) राजस्थान की स्थिति एवं विस्तार (1) राजस्थान के अधात्विक खनिज (1) राजस्थान के उद्योग (1) राजस्थान के कला एवं संगीत संस्थान (1) राजस्थान के चित्र संग्रहालय (1) राजस्थान के तारागढ़ किले (1) राजस्थान के धरातलीय प्रदेश (1) राजस्थान के धात्विक खनिज (1) राजस्थान के प्रमुख व्यक्तियों के उपनाम (1) राजस्थान के प्रमुख शिलालेख (1) राजस्थान के प्रसिद्ध साके एवं जौहर (1) राजस्थान के लोक संत (1) राजस्थान के लोकगीत (1) राजस्थान के विधानसभाध्यक्ष (1) राजस्थान के विविध रंग का रिकार्ड (1) राजस्थान के संभाग (1) राजस्थान निवेश संवर्धन ब्यूरो (1) राजस्थान बजट 2011-12 (1) राजस्थान बार काउंसिल (1) राजस्थान में गौ-वंश (1) राजस्थान में पंचायतीराज (1) राजस्थान में प्रथम (1) राजस्थान में भारतीय पुरातत्व सर्वेक्षण विभाग द्वारा संरक्षित स्मारक (1) राजस्थान में वर्षा (1) राजस्थान में सडक (1) राजस्थान सुनवाई का अधिकार (1) राजस्थानी की प्रमुख बोलियां (1) राजस्थानी भाषा का वार्ता साहित्य (1) राजस्थानी साहित्य का काल विभाजन- (1) राजा अजीतसिंह (1) राज्य की जलवायु (1) राज्य ग्रामीण विकास संस्थान (1) राज्य महिला आयोग (1) राज्य वित्त आयोग (1) राज्य सभा सदस्य (1) रावण का श्राद्ध (1) राष्ट्रीय ऊष्ट्र अनुसंधान केन्द्र (1) राष्ट्रीय कृषि बीमा योजना (1) राष्ट्रीय पर्यटन पुरस्कार (1) राष्ट्रीय बाल विज्ञान कांग्रेस (1) राष्ट्रीय हस्त शिल्प पुरस्कार (1) लैला मजनूं की मज़ार का मेला (1) विजय सिंह पथिक (1) संसदीय सचिव (1) हेरिटेज वॉक एट फोर्ट कुम्भलगढ़ (1)
All rights reserve to Shriji Info Service.. Powered by Blogger.

Disclaimer:

This Blog is purely informatory in nature and does not take responsibility for errors or content posted in this blog. If you found anything inappropriate or illegal, Please tell administrator. That Post would be deleted.

Sponsors

If you want to sponsor us for better Educational work. You are always welcome. Your donation will be used for better education of poor school children.



Please Contact us at- rajasthanstudy65@gmail.com

Advertise

Advertise here for the sake of better Education in my School situated in Rajasthan. This website has a very good numbers of audience. This website is viewed by thousands of people specially youngsters everyday. So you can get a nice audience for your product or service. You can contact us for advertisement of your business or any other kind of work which you want to explore to our audience. If you want to come along with us, then contact us. You are always welcome..



Contact us at rajasthanstudy65@gmail.com