People in Rajasthan rejoice life as a celebration. From animal carnivals to
religious fairs to fair to mark the changing seasons.
The festival begins with the procession of decorated camels. Three days of
extravaganza displays exciting events, where open competition is held for
best decorated camel, best fur-cutting style on the camel, camel best breed
and fastest running camel.
Thousands of pilgrims come to take bath in the holy water of the Pushkar
lake on Kartik Purnima. The fair is exciting and have a great visual impact.
Well bred camels are bought and sold. The visit to all the shrines is
completed in seven days and is known as chaubis-kosi-parikrama. The fair
also endorses many competitions that are worth watching. It is held in month
Desert festival of Jaisalmer is celebrated in the month of February, the
festival endorses magnificent spectacle of color, music and festivity. The
cherished moments of its glorious past and rich colors could be easily seen
. One can see the famous Gair dancers and the Fire dancers that forms the
special highlights of the festival. The turban-lying competition and Mr.
desert contest increase the excitement.
Gangaur is a spiritual festival that symbolizes cultural heritage of
Rajasthan. 'Gan' is a synonym of Siva and 'Gauri' of his consort, Parvathi
who symbolizes married bliss. It is devotion to the ideal woman which finds
expression in this festival. This festival has been celebrated by married
women and young girls.
Initially known as Maand Festival, it is organized by the department of
Tourism, government of Rajasthan. Maand is a traditional style of the folk
music centered on the romantic life style of Rajasthan's rulers . It is held
for two days during the full moon of sharad purnima.
A festival to mark the advent of monsoon. Processions,women dressed in
bright colors and a lot of merriment prevails during Teej. Essentially a
women's festival, it is interesting to watch them enjoying in groups and at
various bazaars where they turn up to shop in all their finery. This
festival is held in the month of July- August.