Rajasthan’s much-awaited festival of the year, “Desert Festival” pulls thousands of tourists from across the world to the desert land of Jaisalmer. The festival takes place over the sand dunes that are iconic to the area.
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Jaisalmer Desert Festival is a cultural extravaganza, which is curated specially for tourists and travelers. It showcases the colourful culture of Rajasthan in the backdrop of mundane desert land. The festival offers to witness amazing musical performances, fascinating competitions, unique beauty pageants and decadent local favorites with a showcase of exquisite handicrafts hard to find anywhere else in the world.
The visitors also get to try their hands on entertaining sports and activities like cricket with local sports lovers or a camel ride etc. If adventure, fun and exploring different cultures is your calling then a visit to the sand dunes of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan during the Desert Festival is a must.
The festival goes on for 3 glorious days every year. This year’s dates are 7th -9th February 2020. Follow the schedule given below-
Lord Krishna is loved and worshiped across India, and in fact abroad for the qualities that are attributed to Krishna. At the simplest level, Krishna is protector and savior. At the most complex level, he is the epitome of unconditional love, oneness, as the only way to true happiness, self discovery and liberation. So the Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with tremendous fervor, especially in Jaipur. And the epicenter for these celebrations being Govind Devji Temple.
With the melodious sounds of flute and bass of drums, Janmashtami festival brings the air of cheer and happiness in each Radha Krishna temple in Rajasthan.
For the celebrations of Janmashtami i.e on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the magnificently adorned idols of Radha Govind ji are placed in a specially decorated swing and the temples explode with colors and energy.
In Jaipur, thousands of worshipers flock the temple and celebrate the festival with an outpouring of ecstatic music, dance and poetry in both classical and common languages amid the tranquil sounds of temple bells.
The Govind Devji temple of Jaipur will follow new time schedule on 15th August, 2017. According to this Gwal Jhanki will be open at 5.45 pm, Sandhya Jhanki at 6.30 pm and Shayan Jhanki at 9.30 pm.
Revel in the festivities of Janmashtami at Govind Devji temple in the City Palace of Jaipur where adorned markets, decorated temple compound, beauty of performances, devotion of people and sight of Murli Manohar Lord Krishna will steal your heart.