Rajasthan offers the charm of festivities all round the year. A visit to Rajasthan during any time of the year can fetch you the glimpse of some festivities going on! It’s like you can have numerous reasons to have a ball.
There’s this carnival called the Braj or also termed as Brij festival of Bharatpur which has been replicating the spirit of Holi and also impersonate the timeless love of Radha Krishan. A few days prior to the celebrations of Holi this festival is celebrated in the month of February and March. Scheduled to take place from February 28 to March 01 this year, the Raslila is going to be the main attraction of the Brij festival. It is a dance form which epitomizes the melodious and mesmerizing love saga of Radha Krishan, performed by the villagers of Bharatpur. This spiritual connect brings devotees from across the globe to assemble at Shri Radha Krishnaji’s temple at the ghats of the Banganga River and also the nearby shrines of Hanuman and Ganga Bihari, the Shiva temple and the Math of Goswamiji.
The festivities of Brij festival are usually tagged with other folk dances and the spectators – young and old, rich and poor are all soothed in swayed in the festival spirit. The entire ambiance of Bharatpur gets filled with the mesmerizing sound of folk songs and ballads. The whole town is painted in bright colors and no one is spared from being splashed with colors.
The local and foreign tourists in the town have so much to take back from this land that has left an impact which is to be treasured and not to fade away from the memory lane too soon.
Following is the list of events and activities to be held in Bharatpur and nearby towns- Deeg and Kaman during the Brij Festival 2015.
Government of Rajasthan,
Tourist Reception Centre, Bharatpur
Braj Holi Festival, 28th February and 01st March 2015
Bharatpur / Deeg / Kaman
|8.00 AM to 5.00 PM||Nature Walk For Children
Bird Fair/Seminar/Film Show
|Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur|
|7.00 to 10.00 PM||Anuradha Paudwal Concert
|MSJ, College Ground, Bharatpur|
|7.00 to 9.30 PM||Rajasthani Folk Music and Dance Performances||Gramin Haat, Bharatpur|
|8.00 AM to 5.00 PM||Photography Exhibition||Interpretation Centre, Keoladeo National Park|
|10.00 AM to 5.00 PM||Rural Sports- Indian Wrestling, Kabaddi, Tug- of -War and Cricket.||Lohagarh Stadium , Bharatpur|
|DEEG||12.00 Noon to 04.00 PM||Rajasthani Folk Music and Dance Performances
Colourful Fountains Show
|Performance “Krishna Dance Ballet” by Sriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi||Deeg Palace
|KAMAN||9.00 A.M. to
|Gulal Holi, Doodh –Dahi Holi, Laddu Holi, Phoolon Ki Holi, Latthmar Holi
Folk Artist’s Procession
|Gokul Chandramaji Temple, Madan Mohanji Temple, Radha Vallabhji Temple and Main Bazaar|
|7.00 to 10.00 PM||Maharaas followed by Fireworks Display||Kot Upar Stadium, Kaman|
|24 -02-2015 to 01-03-2015||
Braj Industry & Handicraft Fair Time: 12 Noon to 8.00 P.M.
Venue : Gramin Haat, Company Bagh, Bharatpur