Mewar Festival- Udaipur



Mewar festival

Mewar festival is observed to welcome the arrival of spring season with all zest and dedication in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The spirit of the festival can be seen throughout the state of Rajasthan, since Udaipur has been always the governing place of the Mewar rulers, you will find its exact flavor in the city of Udaipur.India’s most romantic city, Udaipur, celebrates this festival to welcome the advent of spring coinciding with the festival of Gangaur, which is of great significance for the women of Rajasthan. This is the time when the women dress up to their traditional best and participate in the celebration. Mewar Festival is of great significance both culturally and religiously. The shops in the market beautify their shops with bright lights and decorations during these celebrations.

Mewar festival is one perfect occasion for the women to flaunt their costumes and jewelry. Also they put mehandi on their hands and feet. Starting with the ceremonies, the women gather to dress up the idols of Lord Vishnu and Gangaur, his consort, which they had been crafting from the past days. It is said that Gaugaur is the goddess of marital happiness and conjugal bliss. The married women pray to the goddess for marital bliss and good health of their husbands whereas, the single girls pray for an earnest match of their choice.After this, the women carry the idols on their head for a religious and ceremonial procession to different parts of the city. Women are seen singing and dancing to cheer and encourage the participants. Local artists are also seen performing. The procession concludes at the Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichhola.The women transfer the idols to special boats. The scene is really eye-catching to see these hundreds of special boats carrying the idol, flowing in the lake.Once the ceremonies end, the second session starts wherein one can encounter some of the best cultural performances. These cultural events reveal the typical Rajasthani culture through singing, dancing and drama.