Tag Archives: Sinjhara

Rajasthan witnesses the festivities of Saawan Teej

Standard

IMG_2956

Rajasthan is always bathed in the colours of fairs and festivals all round the year! Festival of every religion is celebrated here with true passion and similar beauty, be it welcoming or bidding farewell to a season, praying for the healthy life of spouse or any other small or big occasion for that matter. Each festival holds a significant importance in the lives of people in Rajasthan.

 

Teej Procession

One would not just feel the lively spirit of Rajasthan’s people around the festivals, but could also witness the rich culture of Rajasthan. And one such festival is Teej, which is falling today, 26th July this year 🙂 As per mythology, Teej was the day when Goddess Parvati reunited with Lord Shiva after a long separation. It is believed that whoever worships Parvati on this day is fortunate enough to get their desired life partner by her blessings. Sinjhara is celebrated one day prior to Teej when the swings are decked with flowers and hung from trees, women dressed in leheriya and decked with beautiful jewellery make merry and sing songs! Teej symbolizes celebration of growth when women observe fasts for the long life of their husbands and men pray for good rain and crop.

The Jaipur City of Rajasthan celebrates Teej with great pomp and fair. One day before Teej, a married woman receives Sinjhara from her parents, which is a hamper that includes bindi, vermilion, mehandi or henna, bangles, ghewar and Lehariya as a symbol of their love and covertures. She then adorns herself with henna, jewels, wear lahariya sari and take delight in the celebrations of this auspicious festival of Teej.

Teej Mata

On City level, a decorated procession of Goddess Parvati winds magnificently through the Old City of Jaipur with chariots, elephants and dancers for two days. Other than the traditional procession of Goddess Teej, to showcase the charm and culture of Rajasthan this year  once again ‘Taal Katora Ki Paal’ will be the hub of a large number of folk and cultural events, where locals and tourists can enjoy the cultural activities. Later the Teej idols will be submerged at Taal Katora pond.

Tal KAtora

Teej Festival

Dancers on Teej

 

The tempting aromas of Ghewar being cooked on sweet shops, colourful lehariyas, and blossoming flowers and women folks decked up in their traditional best add more colours to the essence of jovial season.

ghewar

Rajasthani Delicay- Ghewar

So if you also wish to join in the festivities of Saawan ki Teej in this beautiful weather, then visit Jaipur as the celebration will continue till 27th evening here!

Advertisements

Gangaur procession in Jaipur

Standard
Gangaur Festival Rajasthan

Gangaur procession

The traditional and colorful Gangaur procession in Jaipur with all its royal pomp and pageantry will start today the April 02, 2014, Wednesday at 5.30 pm from the Tripoliya Gate (City Palace) heading its way through Tripolia Bazar, Chhoti Chaupar and Gangauri Bazaar to culminate at Talkatora. The procession will also leave from Talkatora on Thursday at the same time. Arrangements have been made for the tourists to photograph the procession from the terrace of Hind Hotel opposite the Tripoliya gate.

Gangaur Festival Rajasthan

Over the years, many festivals and fairs have changed in nature; however, the Gangaur procession has retained its traditional charm. Tourists and visitors will get to witness traditional dances and performances like Kachhi Ghodi, Bamrasia Dance, Kalbeliya, Behrupia, Algoza, Gair and Chakri among others.

Kachchi Ghodi Dance

The procession will include cannon carriage, decorated carriage, bejewelled horses and camels. Several trained bands will also accompany the procession. The sawari of the Gangaur will be almost at the end followed by Dhalet Chobdar, women in traditional dresses with Kalash and mounted police on horses.

Pic: Google

Pic: Google

Try and reach the venues of procession before 5.30 pm and grab a right place to enjoy the procession comfortably.