Rajasthan’s Mewar Festival Is Round The Corner. Here’s The Fascinating Reason Why It’s Celebrated

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Rajasthan’s Mewar Festival Is Round The Corner. Here’s The Fascinating Reason Why It’s Celebrated

The Mewar region is in the south-central part of the state and is famous for its age-old legacy. Udaipur is all set to host and celebrate one of the most important festivals in Rajasthan, the Mewar festival, this month. The festival is one of the most popular events in the state and features in the cultural calendar as well. But do you know the reason behind its celebration? Keep reading to learn more.

History Behind Rajasthan’s Mewar Festival

The city of lakes, with all its pride and respect, is set to celebrate the beauty of Rajasthan’s Mewar region. The Mewar festival this year will be hosted from March 24 to 26. This is the best opportunity to visit Mewar and experience the rich cultural, religious, and historical heritage of the region.

The beginning of the Mewar festival dates back to the Sisodia dynasty that governed this region of India. Maharana Udai Singh supposedly encountered a holy figure while out hunting. The religious man was contemplating on a hill with a broad view of Lake Pichola.

The man gave the monarch his blessing and suggested that he construct a palace there. Incorporating his recommendations, the king established the city and constructed the palace.

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Tourists From Across The Globe Throng To Witness This Celebration

One of the festivals that draws visitors from all over the world offers encounters unlike any other. The celebrations also feature a variety of cultural events, such as folk dances like Kalbeliya and Ghoomar, musicians performing old melodies, and markets that are decorated to the nines.

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During the Mewar festival, women get ready in their vibrant attire and decorate the images or idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Thereafter, these images are carried in processions that start at the clock tower and conclude at Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichola. The idols are loaded onto boats, and the sight is simply mesmerising. About hundreds of boats similarly carry the idols and sail in the lake serenely.

Every year, this festival is usually held in the months of March-April. The festival marks and celebrates the beginning of the lovely spring season.

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