Rajasthan Through Eyes of Mauli
Mauli | August 7th, 2018
Experience the Festivities of Rajasthan this August
Rajasthan is the epitome of history, culture, and festivities. When you think of Rajasthan, you imagine an explosion of colours in a kaleidoscopic celebration of cultures deep seated in the state’s psyche. Festivals and celebrations are a regular occurrence in this royal state,and each celebration is unique in its own right. As unique as they are, anundercurrent of familiarity flows through each and every event, connecting it all as one presence. At such events, you get an insight into the life of the locals, and get to experience the culture that forms the heartbeat of Rajasthan. There is so much happening in here that it might get a little difficult to keep track of it all! So, if you’re planning to visit Rajasthan this August, let’s make it a bit simple for you. Here’s a list of all the major events happening in Rajasthan that you absolutely cannot miss out on:
The colours of Teej
Teej is one of the most popular festivals in Rajasthan. Celebrated by the women of Rajasthan, this festival also has great religious significance. While the young girls pray for a good husband, the married women carry out a number of rituals to pray to the Goddess Parvati for the well-being of their husbands.In Jaipur, the festival is celebrated with particular zeal as the entire Pink City is enveloped in green colours and the women dress up in hues that signify freshness and richness. A Teej procession goes through the old city with a brightly adorned idol of Teej Mata on a palanquin for two consecutive days (13th and 14th of August, this year). Then the streets of Jaipur showcase food, handicraft stalls, folk performances, puppet shows, and music and dance.This is a festival in which you are bound to lose yourself in the vibrant culture of the city.
Take a Night Out in Jaipur
Being observed for almost 8 years now, Jaipur by Niteprovides a unique platform for exploring the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan. In the month of August, the Pink City invites you to "Jaipur by Nite" to explore the many colours of the city. The prime idea behind this event is about night tourism in Pink City. To be celebrated on the 25th of August and on the 1st and 2nd of September, 2018, the event has already become a much-awaited centre of attraction among tourists. “Jaipur by Nite” is all about showcasing the art, culture, craft, heritage and village tourism of Rajasthan, letting tourists witness magnificentinstances of music, dance, exquisite ethnic shopping, and of course, sumptuous food. From a night marathon and a women’s car rally to the bite fest,BIBI RUSSELL’sfashion show of a collection of beautiful ensembles that have been inspired by the royal costumes of Rajasthan, and a rock music concert, this event is sure to leave you wanting more!
Rev Your Engines in Jaisalmer
The biggest name in off-road racing, Dakar, made its debut in India in 2017.In August 2018, from 17th to 19th, experience India Baja 2018, the official Indian franchise rally of Dakar. This motorsport is globally acknowledged as being one of the toughest on this planet. Following its lineage, the India Baja 2018promises to be gruelling and even more challenging. This is a cross country rally that covers 400 km of harsh Special Stages as well as over 150 km of Transport Stages.The registration for the event has been open since16th June and will close on 16th August,2018.
Indulge in the Enthusiasm of KajliTeej
The city of Bundi adds a unique touch to its celebration of Teej. KajliTeej is to be celebrated on the 28th and the 29th of August this year. This celebration too abounds with a number of traditions and practices, the most popular of which is the procession of Teej Mata that travels through the main bazaars and ultimately stops at Azad Park.This procession includes performing artists, elephants, camels, and performing bands. The joyous mood of the colourfully clad people celebrating this day is infectious, and you simply cannot stop yourself from partaking in the festivities. There is no limit to what you can see and experience in Rajasthan. The state offers you a unique experience where you find yourself immersed in experiences of its joyous and colourful culture,one whichtranscends boundaries.