Category Archives: Jaipur Happenings

Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017 showcases modern clothing infused with noble thoughts

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In the midst of great line up of events taking place in and around Rajasthan, the third edition of Rajasthan Heritage Week stands out as one of the biggest events of the state. Launched in Jaipur on 7th December 2017 with a fabulous lineup of designers & master artisans, the fashion and apparel event is a platform where the designers will showcase The New Face of Khadi, bringing a new vibrancy and modernity to our not so humble fabric of freedom at Hotel Diggi Palace Jaipur. Inaugurated by the Hon. Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, whose State boasts of the highest number of artisans and craftsmen, the evening was commenced by the National Award winning weaver Mustakeen Kachara and Mohammed Sabir, farah Ansari, Sita Ramji, Feroz Bhai and Mohammed Yaseen.

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The first day of the event featured internationally renowned designers like Bibi Russell, whose contribution to the revival of handwoven textiles in her native Bangladesh is immeasurable, inspiring the CM to invite her to Jaipur to replicate her success.

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Other prominent designers who showcased their creations on the first day were Neeraj Raj Babuta , Ajay Veer Singh (Shri Lanka), Manish Saxena (Bangalore) Swati Vijaivargie (Jaipur), Bibi Russell (Bangladesh) Malvika Singh (New Delhi), Himmat Singh (Jaipur) Madina (Uzbekistan) Rajesh Pratap Singh (New Delhi)

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Here’s a peek into the First Day of Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017, which is beautifully showcasing and promoting the heritage textiles of Rajasthan from 08th December to 10th December at Diggi Palace, Jaipur.

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Camping and More at the Campout Festival in Jaipur

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India’s first adventure festival is here to give you an adrenalin rush. Campout Festival aims to bring together outdoor adventurers and their friends & families to celebrate the world of adventure with more than 20 thrilling adventure sport activities in 2 days along with live music, comedy acts and bonfire. There will be food and drinks to appease your palate.

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The festival will include activities like quad biking, paint ball, low rope course, roller zorb, sumo suit, zipline, kids’ zipline, bubble bash, reverse bungee, bungee elastic run, land zorbing, wall climbing and rappelling etc.

Tents will be provided to the people for night-stay with bonfire and live music. The festival is being planned as an annual fixture. This year, Campout festival will be organized in Jaipur on 9th and 10th December.

For passes click here- https://www.eventingclub.in/Events/The-Campout-Festival/157

Jaipur Jewellery Show 2017 will Open Next Month

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The popular jewellery event, Jaipur Jewellery Show (JJS) is coming up with its 14th edition this year. The theme of the show is ‘Ruby- Red, Rare, Royal’ so expect blazing hues of red all around. The finest collection of gems and jewellery will be on display where exhibitors from India and various foreign countries will display their collections.

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From rough stones to finished jewellery pieces, everything is displayed at this show which is also known as the ‘December Show’. The objective of the show is to ‘provide a platform to the manufacturers of Gem & Jewellery to market these products.’ JJS also intends to create awareness about the gems and jewellery industry and to provide a platform for gem & jewellery marketing on National & International level.

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JJS brings together artisans, sellers, buyers and spectators. This year, you will witness 250 booths of gemstones and around 450 booths of Jewellery while remaining booths will be for allied machinery and publications.

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This year, JJS will be held from 22nd to 25th December at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Center(JECC), Exhibition Ground, EPIP, Sitapura, Jaipur.

For more information- http://www.jaipurjewelleryshow.org/

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Admire the works of Top Artists at the Sculpture Park in Jaipur

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Come 10th December 2017 and you will be able to admire the works of leading Indian and international artists in Jaipur. The Government of Rajasthan is launching The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort in collaboration with Saat Saath Arts. This exhibition is being planned as an annual event.

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This year, artworks by 15 Indian and 9 international artists will be exhibited at the palace. Some of the artists include Subodh Gupta, Jitish Kallat, LN Tallur, Huma Bhabha, Aastha Butail, Anita Dube, Vibha Galhotra, Reena Kallat, Bharti Kher, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Manish Nai, Gyan Panchal, Prashant Pandey, Thukral and Tagra, Ravinder Reddy, Asim Waqif, Benitha Perciyal, James Brown, Stephen Cox, Evan Holloway, Matthew Day Jackson, Hans Josephsohn, Arlene Schechet and Arman.

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Many renowned international galleries including Hauser & Wirth, London, Salon 94, New York, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York and Livingstone Gallery, The Hague are also lending their artworks for the Park.

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The park has been curated and designed by Peter Nagy, director of Nature Morte Art Ltd. The entrance fee to the park will be just Rs 20 (for Indians) and Rs 50 (for foreigners).

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‘Jaipur By Night’ concludes on the glittering notes

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The 5th edition of the three-day cultural festival ‘Jaipur by Nite’ concluded on Saturday late night with a unique night marathon. Around 1500 runners participated in the marathon. It was flagged off by brand ambassador for the marathon Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of erstwhile Jaipur royal family at 10 pm.

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‘Jaipur By Nite’ was jointly organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Young Indians (YI), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Department of Tourism (DOT), Government of Rajasthan. Rajasthan Khadi & Village Industries Board and the Department of Archaeology & Museums also supported the initiative.

On the occasion Swaraag Band performed the musical programme while Ms. Neela Singh performed scintillating ‘Zumba’.

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The unique night marathon began from the City Palace. There were two categories – for 10 kms run (with timing chip) and for 5 kms (without timing chip). The route for the 10 kms run was from City Palace to Gandhi Circle on JLN Marg and back and that for the 5 kms run was from City Palace to SMS Hospital Gate No. 6 and back. The marathon, like last year, was a distinct activity and unique initiative wherein the participants joined from various parts of the country to witness and promote beauty and heritage of Pink City at night. Ambassadors of Fiji, Poland; three senior diplomats from Greece; diplomats from Kongo and Uganda as well as participants from Indore, Gurgaon, Mumbai and many other places took part. IAS officer Kuldeep Ranka and his wife Poornima Ranka participated in the 10 km marathon while Ashwani Bhagat and his wife participated in the 5 km run.

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The winner of the 2nd edition of Jaipur By Nite Marathon was Mr. Ajay Kumar (34.39) while Mr. Abhimanyu Gurjar (36.22) and Mr. Shivendra Singh (36.47) finished second and third, respectively. In female category, Ms. Kiranjeet (51.02) finished first.

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Members of the Indian National Polo team Mr. Angad Kalan, Sidhant Sharma, Pranav Kapur including National Coach Uday Kalan and Fitness Coach Ajay Singh also participated in the marathon.

The two-day food festival entitled ‘The Bite Fest’ concluded yesterday. The fest had stalls from Burger Farm, Decked up by ‘Garden Café’, Fat Lulu’s, Crunchy Gourmet, TGIH, Papa Cream, Keventers, What a Patty, Liquido, Zarpar, Clarks Amer, Hilton and Chokhi Dhani.

The other attractions for the evening were Rajasthani troupe performances like Kachhi Ghodi, Bhope Bhopi, Dhol wale, Ghoomar dancers, Kaalbelia, astrologer and mehendi artists,etc.

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Mesmerizing Closing Ceremony of Rajasthan Festival at Janpath Jaipur

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A four-day long celebration of Rajasthan’s glory was marked in Jaipur to commemorate 68th year of Rajasthan’s foundation. The celebrations kicked off with an aim to highlight Rajasthan’s art, culture, tradition and heritage to attract tourism into the state.

The grand Rajasthan Festival’s Closing Ceremony was a fitting finale to the past three days of cultural extravaganza witnessed on 30th March at Janpath in Jaipur.

Enjoy the view of the cultural and projection mappingtoday at Janpath at the Closing Ceremony of ‘Rajasthan Festival’ in Jaipur.

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The mega event showcased the true essence of Rajasthan – its brave hearts, mighty warriors, rich wildlife, colorful festivals and vibrant culture – while portraying the State’s future readiness. The event saw an integration of technological elements like projection mapping on the striking facade of the Vidhan Sabha; water projection and finally a laser integrated music performance.

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(From left to right) The Chief Guest the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck and Rajasthan Chief Minister, Smt. Vasundhara Raje today at Janpath in Jaipur at the Closing Ceremony of ‘Rajasthan Festival . Also seen are:  the Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalyan Singh (extreme right) and Group Chairman, Vedanta Resources, PLC, Shri Anil Agarwal.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were also the Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalyan Singh and the Rajasthan Chief Minister, Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Minister of State for Tourism, Smt. Krishnendra Kaur ‘Deepa’ and Group Chairman, Vedanta Resources, PLC, Shri Anil Agarwal.

The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks show at Janpath.

 

Phagotsav at Govind Dev ji Temple Jaipur

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The Pink City witnesses a beautiful melange of colors, culture and celebration of love at the Govind Dev ji Temple during Phaagotsav!  An annual cultural festival with devotional songs, classical and traditional dance, drama and music dedicated to Lord Krishna is held every year at the popular temple of Govind Dev Ji in City Palace of Jaipur.

The Phagotsav at Govind Dev Ji Temple offers to see a marvelous extravaganza of dance and music with flower holi followed by Gulal holi.  The main attraction remains various cultural performances by artists disguised as Lord Krishna, Radha ji and numerous gopis. They dance and portray the bliss of holi with flower petals during the phaagotsav in the temple premises with thousands of devotees thronging the temple. The festival is culminated with Kalash Yatra.

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During the Phaagotsav, the temple celebrates love between Radha and Krishna! It is believed that Radha ji was always full of love and dedication towards Lord Krishna. She is seen as the divine energy “Maha Bhava” of Lord Krishna. The devotees at the temple visit the temple with a spirit that the supreme goal of oneself is to attain selfless love of Radha and Krishna to get liberated.

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The three days ‘Phagotsav’ has already begun from today at the Govind Devji Temple. Devotees are enjoying the devotional songs of Radha Krishna and by playing holi of flower petals. This has been a tradition that dates back to several hundred years to come and play Holi with one another with devotional fervor.