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Urs Ajmer Sharif  Ajmer
The final resting place for 'Garib-Nawaz', Moinuddin Chishti is located in Ajmer. People of all religions visit the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The Khwaja left for heavenly abode in 1256 AD af... More...

Urs Ajmer Sharif :

The final resting place for 'Garib-Nawaz', Moinuddin Chishti is located in Ajmer. People of all religions visit the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The Khwaja left for heavenly abode in 1256 AD after a six-day prayer in seclusion. These six days are celebrated every year as the annual Urs, which is attended by innumerable pilgrims irrespective of their faith. The urs, a commemorative celebration is held in the solemn memory of Khwaja Muin-nddin Chisti, a prighly respected Sufi saint fondly revered as the benefactor of the poor, popularly known as Gareeb Nawaz.

   The Dargah Sharif in Ajmer is the place where the Saints mortal remains lie buried and is the site of the largest Muslim Fair in India. The celebrations of Ajmer's Urs are kick-started by hoisting a white flag by a member of the Chistis on the dargah. Opening the gates of heaven popularly called the Jannati- Darwaza swiftly follows the ritual. According to the popular belief, one can ensure a place in "jannat" or heaven if one crosses the gate seven times. The rose water and sandalwood paste sanctifies the tomb. Sweet smelling perfume is then sprinkled on the tomb. Shrouding the tomb with an exquisitely embroidered silken cloth follows this. Recitation of Fatiha and Salamti is a ritual. The poetry sessions act as a major draw for the connoisseurs of literature and also for those who are culturally inclined. In these sessions, the poets read out their compositions consecrated to Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.

 
Brij Festival   Bharatpur
The Brij Festival is held in the month of March, a few days before the festival of colors, Holi. This festival is held in the commemoration of Lord Krishna. There carnival called the Brij festival of ... More...

Brij Festival :

The Brij Festival is held in the month of March, a few days before the festival of colors, Holi. This festival is held in the commemoration of Lord Krishna. There carnival called the Brij festival of Bharatpur, which has been duplicating the spirit of Holi and also impersonate the eternal love of Radha and Krishan. The Raslila is the main Enthrallment, a dance form that epitomizes the timeless love saga of Radha Krishan, performed by the villagers of Bharatpur. This spiritual connect is there all the time in human and to oblige with the Gods can never be ignored, and this festival becomes an unfading affair for the devotees who assemble at the Shri Radha Krishnaji’s temple at the dawn to take bath at the ghats of the Banganga River and also visiting nearby shrines of Hanuman and Ganga Bihari, the Shiva temple and the Math of Goswamiji.

    The main attraction point of the Brij Festival of Bharatpur, Rajasthan is the Raslila Dance, illustrating the eternal love story of Radha Krishan. During the Brij Festival the devotees gather at the Shri Radha Krishnaji's temple in the morning and take a bath at the ghats (a flight of steps leading to the water) of the Banganga River. The town of Bharatpur gets alive on the eve of Bharatpur Brij festival with the sound of folk songs, which fills the air and enthralls people. The villagers of Bharatpur perform this dance, dressed in bright and colorful costumes. Throughout Bharatpur, the sound of folk songs fills the air and mesmerizes people. Bharatpur Brij Festival in Rajasthan is one of the important fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. It is visited by hundreds of tourists. The fair reflects the true traditional culture of Rajasthan. It has the essence of the true spirited nature of the locals. While tour to Rajasthan a visit to Brij festival in Bharatpur is a must itinerary for every travelers. Bharatpur is situated on the Delhi - Mumbai main railway line and also on National Highway no. 11 (Bikaner - Agra). The nearest airport is in Agra, which is about 56 km away from Bharatpur. Bharatpur is well connected to major cities by impressive road network.

 
Camel Festival  Bikaner
Acres of light brown dunes dotted with camel herds, villagers, desert stalls and haunting Kalbeliya tunes greet you the moment you reach the Bikaner camel festival. Organized in the month of January e... More...

Camel Festival :

Acres of light brown dunes dotted with camel herds, villagers, desert stalls and haunting Kalbeliya tunes greet you the moment you reach the Bikaner camel festival. Organized in the month of January every year, the camel festival in Bikaner enthralls you with archaic customs that manifest themselves in the rituals observed during the festival celebrations.

    The first day of Bikaner camel festival begins with a chromatic camel procession that lights up the Thar with festivities and joyous music. Each camel is dressed in brilliant gorbandhs accessorized with trinkets and jewelry. In fact the camel procession forms a spectacular sight against the vast gold Bikaner sands as the camels sashay along camel tracks while displaying unmatched grace and charm. Later in the day the Bikaner dunes vibrate with pulsating open-air performances by Kalbeliya dancers, fire-dancers and a plethora of folk artists. The Bikaner desert comes alive with unparalleled ethnic glory and joy.

 
Kolayat Festival  Bikaner
Celebrated with great pomp and religious fervor on the banks of Kolayat Lake in Bikaner, Kolayat festival is a significant Hindu festival that finds a mention in ancient Hindu scriptures, including th... More...

Kolayat Festival :

Celebrated with great pomp and religious fervor on the banks of Kolayat Lake in Bikaner, Kolayat festival is a significant Hindu festival that finds a mention in ancient Hindu scriptures, including the Puranas. Tourists and pilgrims gather on the banks of the sacred Kolayat Lake and take holy dips before praying at the Kolayat Temple located close by. Pilgrims make offerings of milk pudding, sugar drops and sweetmeats at the Kolayat Temple, Bikaner.

    The Kolayat festival is also known as the Kapil Muni fair and is celebrated with exciting cultural and religious customs that brighten all the 52 Ghats that ornament the banks of the Kolayat Lake in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

 
Gangaur Festival  Bikaner
The famous and ethnic Gangaur festival draws its name from the terms \'Gan\' i.e. Lord Shiva and \'Gauri\' i.e. Godesses Parvati. The women of Rajasthan and Bikaner celebrate Gangaur with great gusto ... More...

Gangaur Festival :

The famous and ethnic Gangaur festival draws its name from the terms \'Gan\' i.e. Lord Shiva and \'Gauri\' i.e. Godesses Parvati. The women of Rajasthan and Bikaner celebrate Gangaur with great gusto and enthusiasm.

    Young girls, ladies and women pray to Goddess Parvati with complete devotion and observe age-old rituals. Single women and adolescent girls believe that if they fast and observe traditional customs then they\'ll be blessed with good husbands. Married women believe Gangaur is an auspicious occasion when they can invoke the blessings of Goddess Gauri for a long and prosperous life for their husbands.

 
Teej Festival  Jaipur
Teej festival signifies the beginning of the Sawan (the months of monsoon). The festival takes place for two days in the Hindu month of Shravan (July-August). The Teej Festival of Jaipur is celebrated... More...

Teej Festival :

Teej festival signifies the beginning of the Sawan (the months of monsoon). The festival takes place for two days in the Hindu month of Shravan (July-August). The Teej Festival of Jaipur is celebrated to honor the         union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In this festival,devotees prayer to Goddess Parvati and seek her blessings for marital bliss and  happiness.
        
       The Teej Festival of Jaipur is marked by a huge procession taken out in the city. In the convoy, is placed an idol of Teej (covered by a canopy), along with the idol of Gangaur (representing Goddess Parvati),  which is kept in the open. The Teej idol is beautifully ornamented and  adorned with bright clothes. The convoy, which had the City  Palace as  its starting point, goes on for two successive days.

 
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