The traditional Sawan Teej Festival will be organized from July 21-25 July in the city. Besides the procession of the Goddess Teej, several cultural events have been lined up at the Jawahar Kala Kendra.
The Teej procession with all its regal pomp and pageantry will be taken out on July 22 at 5.30 pm from Tripolia Gate (City Palace), winding its way through the Tripolia Bazaar and Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar to end at the Chaugan Stadium. The procession will be carried out the next day too and at the same time.
The procession will have kacchi ghodi and the elephant carrying the symbol in the front.
Gair, kalbeliya and chakri dances are some of the highlights of the procession. It will include a cannon carriage, bullock carts, horse baggi, decorated rath, elephants, horses and camels. A number of bands will also accompany it. The sawari of the Goddess Teej will be almost at the end followed by chobdar.
At JKK, Gujarati and Rajasthani folk artistes will regale the audience on the first day. The next day, a dance drama based on the life of Sri Krishna will be staged. A play ‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ will be staged on the third day.
Visitors will also get a taste of Rajasthani cuisine as various food stalls will be set up at the Shilpgram under a food and crafts mela.
A food and craft mela has also been organized at Shilpgram in JKK. While visitors will be able to enjoy the ethnic Rajasthani food there will also a cultural bonanza by way of folk performances. A wide variety of handicrafts will also be available for sale.
Organized by the Department of Tourism, arrangements have been made for the tourists to photograph the procession from the terrace of the Hind Hotel opposite Tripoliya gate.