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TEEJ FESTIVAL:


Festival marking the advent of monsoon, swings are hung from trees and decorated with flowers. Young girls sing songs of love and about the rain. The festival is dedicated to Parvati, commemorating the day when she was united with Lord Shiva, A magnificent procession is taken out from City Palace, similar to the Gangaur procession, for two consecutive days.

 


GANGOUR FESTIVAL


Gangaur festival of Rajasthan is celebrated in reverence to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. It derives its name from the words 'Gan' and 'Gauri', the former is another name for Shiv while the latter is used to address Parvati. The festival centers around women and all the rituals to be followed are observed by them. The festival is held in the month of 'Chaitra' as per the Hindu calendar. The festival rituals commence the day after Holi.


EXPERIENCE ELEPHANT FESTIVAL


India's national festival of Colours, Holi, in Jaipur, is the day to witness yet another kind of festival. Amazingly caparisoned elephants, the symbol of strength, take the center stage - elephant parades, elephant races, elephant polo matches, elephant beauty pageant and elephant vs. man tug-of-war. The Royal Chaugan stadium of Jaipur is the setting for this spectacular jamboree that culminates with colorful melee created by throwing of flowers and colors at each other to celebrate the festival of spring, Holi. Folk songs, music, dances, camels, and horses complete the patchwork.

 


DUSSHERA FESTIVAL


Dussehra celebrates the Hindu god Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil. The epic Ramayana tells the mythical story of the Lord Rama who wins the lovely Sita for his wife, only to have her carried off by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka.
Ravana plays an important role in the Ramayana. Ravana had a sister known as Shoorpanakha. She fell in love with the brothers Rama and Lakshamana and wanted to marry one of them. Lakshamana refused to marry her and Rama could not as he was already married to Sita.


WALKING TOUR OF COLORFUL MARKETS ON DIWALI


Deepawali or Diwali is a festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. The word "Deepawali" refers to rows of diyas, or clay lamps. This is one of the most popular festivals in the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika, according to the Hindu calendar. This festival commemorates Lord Rama's return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing his 14-year exile. The myths around Rama and Ravana are told during another holiday, known as Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.


KITE FESTIVAL ON SAKRANTI


From royal splendour to riotous egalitarianism, 14 January is celebrated in India as Makar Sankranti - heralding the transition of the sun into the Northern hemisphere.

In Jaipur kites virtually blot out the sky. Everyone joins in this riotous celebration and shouts of " Woh Kata Hai !" reverberate from rooftops to the accompaniment of drums as adversary's kites' string is cut. And everyone's an adversary! Any kite in the sky is fair game!


 

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