Festive vibes truly swathes the city with colors and auspicious chimes. Vikram Samvat is welcomed & celebrated grandly across the whole Udaipur city including each crossings and lanes. Passerbies are embraced with “Roli-Kumkum Tilak” which signifies respect to them & are given the solemn offerings of “Black Pepper, Misri (sugar) & Meetha neem”.
Fatehsagar gets decked up with city crowed and bright decorative stuff, all set for evening processions.
Udaipur Municipal Corporation along with Alok association organizes 4 day mass celebration which is studded with huge fete & fireworks. Various competitions like Turban tying & Kite flying enhances the vibrancy of the fete.
Colorful and sparking firework presentations at “Fatehsagar ki paal” usually blow off the showers of auspiciousness in the city. Traditional dance and folks festival is conducted at the shore of “Pichhola Lake” to mark farewell to the past year.
A large rally is preceded from Nathdwara to Pichhola Lake, and it becomes a colossal affair when a mass from adjacent villages & localities adjoins it. Grand “Kalash-yatras” enroute, makes the “Upcoming Year” most special.
Also the consecrating soil is brought from “Haldighati” to worship the valor of “Maharana Pratap”.
The tradition of Surya Puja in the morning and beckons of reverence by small kids soaks everybody in the occasion.
Amid of loud festive aura, city folks welcomes the new year with all heart and hale with action packed evening at Lok Kala Mandal too.
The celebration of “Vikram Samvat” culminates with a great religious fervor.
Picture Courtesy: Manmohan Bhatnagar