Holi Festival takes place a few days before Holi, the festival of
colours. Held in honour of Lord Krishna, this festival is marked by
verve and zest. Villagers, in gay, multihued attire, can be seen singing
and performing the Raslila dance-the immortal love-story of Radha and
Krishna. All of Bharatpur comes alive to the sound of folk melodies on
this festival held on the eve of Holi.
and women, young and old, rich and poor-all are touched by the spirit of
this festival. Boisterous revellers spare no one during this festival
and delight in splashing colour on everyone around.
celebration of the advent of spring, the Holi Festival succeeds in
breaking across all barriers of class and wealth. In fact, you can see
everyone enjoying and celebrating life without any inhibition. The whole
of Bharatpur resounds with music and celebration during Brij and at many
places you will be able to enjoy Raslila Dances depicting the immortal
love story of Lord Krishna and Radha.
Since color plays a very
important role in holi, the people of Bharatpur just leap at the
opportunity of having a pre holi celebration. They go around smearing
others with colors and music and dancing becomes the order of the day.
If you want to witness this unique celebration of life, be sure to visit
Bharatpur during the Holi Festival and have the time of your life. Next
year (2006), the Brij Festival is being held from 10-12 March.
festival of colours begins with the advancement of well decorated
elephants, camels and horses, marching through the lanes of Jaipur to
the old stadium of Jaipur, Chaugan. Various exciting events are
organised like elephant races, elephant polo matches and an interesting
elephants vs. men tug of war contest. It offers an excellent opportunity
to see and observe elephants at their best. A contest for the 'best
decorated elephant' is also organised and the Mahavats or the owner of
the elephants are awarded with the prize. Other attraction of the
Elephant Festival Jaipur is the inclusion of colourful cultural programs
of folk dances and music, offering lively entertainment to visitors. At
the end a brilliant display of fireworks fills the atmosphere with sound
The elephant festival gets underway in the month of
Phalgun (March) on the eve of Holi, the festival of colours. The
festival begins with a procession of elephants, camels, horses and folk
is one of the most important festivals celebrated in Rajasthan. After
the scorching heat of summer months, Teej welcomes the monsoon showers
in Rajasthan. Teej is celebrated in the month of July-August and is an
important festival of the womenfolk of Rajasthan. The festival marks the
onset of festive season in Rajasthan. Teej is celebrated with all the
gusto and fervour in Jaipur. If you are in Jaipur during Teej festival,
you can see young girls and married women dressed in their best clothes.
Teej is primarily women's festival and women pray to Goddess Paravati
during this festival. There is a mythical legend attached to Teej
festival and it is believed that after years of penance, Goddess Parvati
was united with Lord Shiva on Teej. On the day of Teej festival, married
women pray for the well being of their husbands and martial bliss.