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Jaipur witnessed a fanfare of colours with Teej Festivities

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Jaipur witnessed a fanfare of colours with Teej Festivities

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A vibrant splash of colours, tremendous fanfare, and intriguing rituals, Teej festival in Jaipur is the time of year when the city brims with colours and fanfare. While peacocks celebrate monsoons with dancing in the rain, Womenfolk in Jaipur marks the blushing season by singing folk songs and swaying on a tree swing.

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One can never find any better way to experience the colourful culture of fascinating Pink City than now!  With the augment of August month accompanied by showers; Jaipur is brimming with the spirit of ecstasy and Teej festivities.

Sawan Teej festival was celebrated on 3rd and 4th August 2019. Teej
Festival though is fêted all over the state but celebrated at its colorful best in Jaipur. Jaipurites welcomed the advent of monsoon through Teej celebrations, which is also dedicated to Goddess Parvati and commemorates the day when she was united with Lord Shiva after a penance of a hundred years.

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A spellbinding procession of Goddess Parvati, followed by Palanquins, chariots, dancers and a band took place magnificently through the Old City of Jaipur for two days.

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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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Rang Rajasthan- the theatre and art festival to be held in Jaipur

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The Pink City of Jaipur is all gearing up for the one of its kind theater festival, Rang Rajasthan!  The unique festival showcases plays, folk performances and celebrity talk shows, drenched in the colors of Rajasthan.

Our parent company Pathfynder’s venture Jaipur beat is the Digital partner for the Rang Rajasthan. Rang Rajasthan is a Rajasthan Language Based Theatre Festival which is showcasing a beautiful and interesting array of plays, Rajasthan people exhibitions, International Theatre,  Celebrity Seminars, Art Competition and numerous more things. It gives a stage where neighbourhood theatre actors and Folk specialists work with internationally & broadly acclaimed executive and witnesses the works.

Mark the dates: 6th January -12th January’17

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra- Jaipur

World Flute Festival in Jaipur

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If you are a keen follower of music and instrumental music is something you die for, then here’s a buzz in the Pink City of Jaipur. The global flute players are heading to Jaipur today for the Times Raasrang World Flute Jam.

Imagine when the popular flautists from around the world will play together the rhythms in their own unique style to mesmerize the audience of Jaipur. Indulge all your senses into some soothing music as the renowned flautists from all over the world are coming together in Jaipur today to give a divine temptation in the World Flute Jam.

Date: 12th of September 2015
Time: 6:00 pm onwards
Venue: Maharana Pratap Auditorium , JLN Marg, Jaipur

Why Sheetala Ashtami Is Celebrated In Rajasthan

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Rajasthan is known for its colorful culture, fairs and festivals. One such festival is Sheetala Ashtami, also known as ‘Basoda’ which fall on the 8th day after Holi. It is celebrated in the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar.

Sheetala Mata is considered as the seasonal goddess of spring/ Vasant. She is referred as the goddess of diseases, especially small pox and chicken pox. The fast on this day is said to be for eliminating skin diseases in the family as well as in the community. It is also kept for proper health and hygiene. Sheetala Mata is although worshipped widely in many parts of India but is one of the most important festival of Rajasthan.

Sheetala, as the name itself reflects cold and calmness, the food is prepared on the previous day as no one is believed to light the stoves on the day of the festival. Stale and cold food is offered to the goddess and then served and distributed as Prasad. The variety of food varies from house to house but the main food items, which are common in many houses, are puri/ paratha, kheer, kair sangari, gatte and gulgule/ pakode.

Sheetala Mata Fair also takes place on Sheetala Ashtami. Though, this festival is celebrated in many parts of Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Bhilwara, Barmer, etc. but the Sheetala Mata Fair of Chaksu is a famous one. It is around 35 km from Jaipur to get there, where the temple is situated on top of a small hillock.

Diwali in Jaipur …. a local version of “The Strip” area in Las Vegas

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Jaipur celebrates Diwali in its own fashion with great enthusiasm and folklore. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is culturally vibrant city and Diwali puts more color to its culture. The enthusiasm with which Jaipur celebrates Diwali – the festival of lights – has to be seen to be believed. Probably because Jaipur is primarily a trader’s city, and on Diwali, the goddess of honour is none other than that of wealth – Laxmi.

Some tourists just happen to be lucky. Others come on purpose, enticed by Flickr albums and Lonely Planets. Whatever their reason for visit, each year more and more foreigners celebrate Diwali in Jaipur. Jaipur’s is renowned globally and people from far off lands come to witness this colorful extravaganza of lights and happiness. During Diwali, a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors floods the decorated streets. Evil spirits tormenting mankind are banished away in ingenious ways, such as fireworks.

All the streets, shops and buildings are bathed in the magnificence of colorful lights and decorations. Crackers, dazzling lights, decorated shops and houses, streets and roads and people of Jaipur in traditional Indian dresses can be seen everywhere on Diwali. The whole Pink City dazzles and looks like a bride with makeup of lights, frills and colors during the festivities of Diwali.

Johri Bazar means Jewelry market is the main market for shopping on Diwali. Johari Bazar Vyapar mandal (Traders association of Johari Bazar) decorate this market especially for Diwali festival. In fact, the ‘Johari Bazaar’ here is affectionately called ‘The Strip’, when Diwali comes up. This is so, because like ‘The Strip’ of Las Vegas, this place also dazzles onlookers with its spectacular decorations. In fact, it’s not just about ‘Johari Bazaar’. All the markets in Jaipur are famous for their Diwali decorations and every year, the most well decorated market gets a prize. The time is also perfect for souvenir shopping and you can take your pick from amongst almost 2000 kinds of earthen lamps in the shape of animals, birds, and deities.

The heart leaps with joy and festivities reach a crescendo whenever it’s Diwali time. After all, this is perhaps the most gala festival celebrated almost throughout the country.  So if you want to experience a local version of ‘The Strip’ area of Las Vegas, then you must visit the Pink City during Diwali!!