The Annual Mewar Festival to be Held from 9 April, 2016
With the beginning of April the atmosphere of Udaipur starts blending in festive moods. It hosts the colorful Mewar Festival that draws tourists from all across the world. Make sure to attend the festival this year. Read below to know more about the festival.
Udaipur is a beautiful city of Rajasthan surrounded with alluring hills, located on the bank of Lake Pichola. Besides, its rich cultural heritage, the city is famous for its sanctuary-resorts and for observing Mewar Festival- the 2nd World Living Heritage Festival. It is an ideal opportunity for its visitors to witness the uniqueness of Mewar. The festival organizes events of folk music, dance, traditional art and culture. One can also relish delicious food and experience vibrant colors of the festivity. The festival is organized every year to preserve the heritage of the city by the Maharana of Mewar Charitable foundation.
The most romantic city of Rajasthan, Udaipur organizes this Mewar Festival to welcome the beginning of spring. Another major festival named Gangaur is celebrated with this festival. The womenfolk of the city celebrate this festival by dressing traditionally and observing the rituals. Mewar Festival has religious and cultural importance. During this time of festivity, the shops in the market place are illuminated with lights and adorned with decorations.
The women then carry the image of Goddess Gauri and go out for a procession in different parts of the city. Bagore ki Haveli & Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal are involved in arranging this event. The event is concluded with an attractive firework show.
The Mewar festival will begin on 9th April this year and will end on 11th of April with zest. The festival is held for three days where opportunities to get involved in various fun-filled activities can be availed from 2nd April, 2016 to 4th April, 2016.
The Importance of the Festival & How it is Celebrated
Besides, participating in various activities, interact with the professional artists to learn about the local arts. Many seminars with the purpose of combining traditional and modern crafts are organized to create new versions. It provides an opportunity to meet like-minded people from all over the world. The aspiring artists show their skills and represent their qualities. Therefore, it renews and strengthens the talent of the artists while renovating the notable arts and crafts from past.
Professional chefs get the opportunity to participate in the event of colorful presentation of food and beverages arranged by the HRH Group of Hotels, named “Rangoli.” Traditional dishes of the state are served in this event. The three days cultural event includes classical music- vocal and instrumental along with different forms of classical dances from all over the country is organized.
Women dressed in ethnic outfit and jewelry to participate in the festival. They also get their hands and feet designed with beautiful mehandi pattern. The women then make the idols of Lord Shiva and Gangaur (Shiva’s consort) ready. They prepare the most famous sweet named Ghewar, which they offer to the God and Goddess. Later it is distributed among the people and consumed as Prasad. Womenfolk of Mewar, worship Goddess Gaugaur for their happy married life and for the well-being of their husbands. Single girls worship Goddess Gangaur seeking an ideal match.
The women perform dance and sing religious songs during the procession. The idols are carried in the different parts of the city. The procession ends as they reach the Gangaur Ghat of Lake Pichola. You can get the amazing view of boats carrying idols at the center of the lake for immersion. The cultural events begin with the completion of immersion ceremony. The events include Rajasthani cultural performances- like songs, dances and drama that will keep you enthralled throughout the festival.
Travelogy India ensures you with fun and experience during the enchanting Mewar Tour.
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