The Mewar Festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur, and has a unique charm about it. The festival of Gangaur is very significant for women of Rajasthan. It is a time for them to dress up in their best clothes and participate in the festival.
The women gather to dress the images of Isar and Gangaur and then carry them in a ceremonial procession through different parts of the city. The images are transferred to special boats.
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. Mewar Festival of Udaipur is a major festival of Rajasthan and is famous all over India for its liveliness.
During the festival, the whole city of Udaipur gets drenched in colours of festivity. Local markets and shops are beautifully decorated. Mewar festival is significant for the womenfolk of Rajasthan. The festival is meant for women. They dress in their finest clothes and join the celebrations of the fest.
In order to conduct the ceremony, women assemble to dress the images of Isar and Gangaur. After the idols are dressed up they carry them in a traditional procession passing through different parts of the city. At the end the procession makes its move towards the Gangaur Ghat at Pichola Lake. The images are transported into special boats and immersed in the deep waters of the lake.
When this ritual gets over, people perform various dances, songs and other cultural events revealing the culture of Rajasthan. The festival is concluded with a glittering show of fireworks. This festival attracts tourists from all over.
(Last Updated on : 18-10-2014)
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