Location : Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Attraction : Camel Tattoo Show and Polo.
Duration : September-October.
Coinciding with the festival of Gangaur the Mewar festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring. Once the religions part of the festival is over it is time for potrayal of Rajasthani culture through songs, dances and other programmes. The festival culminates with an impressive fire works display.
The Mewar Festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur, and has a unique charm about it. The women folk gather to dress the images of Isar and Gangaur and then carry them in a ceremonial procession through different parts of the city.
The procession winds its way to the Gangaur Ghat at Lake
Pichhola. Here, the images are transferred to special boats amidst much singing and festivity. Once the religious part of the festival is over, it is time for cultural events where Rajasthani culture is portrayed through songs, dances and other programmes. The festival culminates with an impressive fireworks display.
At village Kaila, near Karauli, devotees of Kaila Devi or
Mahalakshmi congregate for darshan, specially in the month of Chaitra at the Kaila Devi Fair. In Chandangaon of Sawai Madhopur district, the
Mahavirji temple draws devotees on the occasion of the Shri
Mahavirji Fair. The doors of this famed Jain temple are open to people of all communities.
More than one craftsman was often in the making of a single piece of jewellery. The chiterias made the design, the ghaarias the engraving the meenakar and the sunar was the goldsmith. These craftsmen received patronage from the nobles and the kings and therefore they did not have to compromise their art for the sake of popular taste.
They could take as long as they liked over a piece of jewellery. Many of the old styles remain unchanged to this day. In
Pratapgarh a special type of quasi-enameling is done in which extremely fine work on gold is daintily carried out on green enamel, which forms the base. In
Nathdwara a good deal of enamel work on silver and other metals is done nowadays as a furtherance to this famous age old craft