Mewar Featival

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  1. JuhiAgarwal

    JuhiAgarwal Senior IL'ite

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    Have you ever witnessed the Mewar festival? It is celebrated to usher spring in. It coincides with Gangaur celebrated at Udaipur and has a special charm about it.

    Women decorate the images of Isar and Gangaur and carry them in a ceremonial procession through different sections of the city. The procession travels to Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichola. The images are transferred to special boats amidst joyful singing and festivity.

    Cultural events take place where Rajasthani traditions and culture are portrayed through songs, dances and other performances.

    The festival concludes with an impressive display of fireworks. An ambience of zeal and enthusiasm outlines this festival.

  2. Muktachabda

    Muktachabda Senior IL'ite

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    So ladies here comes another festival just for women!!

    The Mewar Festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring.Women folk attired in bright dresses flocks at one place to mark the celebration of Mewar Festival, Udaipur. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur and has a unique charm about it. The festival of Gangaur is very significant for women of Rajasthan. It is a time for them to dress up in their best clothes and participate in the festival.

    They gather at one point and dress the images of Isar ( lord shiva) and Gangaur (parvati) wonderfully. These elegantly adorned images of Isar and Gangaur are then taken for ceremonial procession. This procession proceeds to the Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichhola. It is at this site that images are placed onto special boats.

    Once the religious part is over, its time for the cultural part...where people sing and dance and rajasthani culture is potrayed!!

    Wow!! This sure is a great celebration!! Anybody whose enjoyed this? Please let me know more !!
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2009

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