Rushes from the Resplendent ‘Bundi Utsav’ (Bundi Festival)

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The ‘Bundi Utsav’ (Bundi Festival) –  a pageant of resplendent heritage of the much esteemed Hadoti has made the place even more famous. An extraordinary effort was made to present the culture, folklore, traditions and craft of the region along with  the artistes from the adjoining areas  for the tourists and visitors. The visiting gentry had a great time in exploring and  savoring the region and its rich folklore.

Organized jointly by the Department of Tourism and the District Administration – the programme included — a colorful Shobha Yatra , Arts & Crafts Fair, Ethnic Sports, Cultural exhibition and Deep Daan. They also had an opportunity to witness folk and classical music / dance programmes.

The tourists also had a whale of a time sight Seeing, traditional rural sports, turban competition, bridal attire, musical band competition and sparkling fireworks display.

The small township of nearby Keshorai Patan wears the look of  a  little ‘Pushkar’ on the night of the full moon in the month of Kartika. Early in the morning, the banks of the river Chambal witnessed a colourful scene of men and women, clad in fantastic costumes mirrored in the crystal clear waters of the river. Women float lighted diyas (lamps prepared by them from flour dough), into the river and seeked boons with prayers. The temple and the scenic beauty arrested the attention of visitors and spoke of its grandeur and glory in silence.

The historic city Keshorai Patan was set ablaze with the scintillating cultural displays in the soft caress of the moonlight during the annual Bundi Utsav. The soft silver deluge flooding the banks of the auspicious chambal presented an exotic setting for the aspiring tourist.  The villagers dressed up to  exhibit the folklore. It was indeed a scintillating moment highlighting the festivity.

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