May 24, 2015

Teej Mahotsav - Jaipur

Teej festival marks the arrival of the Sawan (month of monsoon) and is celebrated for two days in hindu month of Shravan (July-August). Teej is celebrated in many parts of the country; however when it comes to celebrations Jaipur clearly steals the show. The scent of the soil wetted by monsoon rains on the desert region is simply amazing and absorbing.
An extravagant procession scheduled for 2 days in the lanes of the old city brings the whole city out on the roads to mark as welcome of rain gods. Teej Mahotsav (festival) creates an aura of a grand carnival covered in blanket of age old traditions. The grand procession gets a traditional start from City Palace, Tripoliya Gate.


Traditional Rajasthani dances enlightens the procession
Teej festival is dedicated to Eternal or divine couple of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. One day before this festival is celebrated ladies put Mehandi on their hands and traditional sweet "Ghevar (घेवर )" is consumed. Ghevar is prepared only during this time of the year. Girls wear new clothes and mothers-in-law gift jewellery to newly married daughters-in-law on her first Teej after marriage.
Goddess Teej Mata in Palki                                                                         The procession
In Rajasthan Camels are part of life and they are beautifully decorated and are intricate part of Teej Festival. Also many artists showcase their skills:


Elephants enjoy a special place in Indian culture as an eternal omen of good luck. Decorated elephants are a real delight to the eyes.


Decorating the elephants is an activity in which you can also be a part. Contact Mr. Dinesh Soni (dineshsoni_70@yahoo.com) for indulging many more such activities.

This festival is attended by tourists from all parts of the world. You have to be a part of the moment to experience the magic moments in the Pink city of Jaipur. Make your plans for upcoming Teej Festival, 2nd half of August 2017...





I was totally unaware about this grand magnum opus, but surely this has the potential to be one of the most grand celebrations on this earth. Keep travelling Guys...Keep some time to visit Chand Bawdi, which is 90 Km. from Jaipur on Jaipur-Agra road, you will be surprised by this hidden spot.





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2 comments:

  1. it's a nice way to let people know about an upcoming festival so they can make plans... looking forward to more such stories and festivals around the country to keep in mind if making any travel plan

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    1. Thanks Garima for dropping by...That is a good suggestion you have made, will try to keep updated on the dates for upcoming festivals in parts of our country...

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