Rajasthan: Festivals and Fairs

Rajasthan: Festivals & Fairs:

Rajasthan is a land of fairs & festivals, but before we can get understanding of these it is essential to learn the names of Indian Seasons & months, as the India festivals & fairs are organized based on Hindi calendar, which is LUNAR.

  • In Hindu calendar, year begins with 1- Chaitra:
  • First day after new moon (Amavsya)
  • New Year of Vikram Samvat (2073 in 2016)
  • New Year of Saka Samvat (Official Government calendar)
  • 1 Chaitra = 22 march (Normal year) & 21 March (Leap year)
  • Chaitra = 30 days (normal year) & 31 days (Leap year)
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Now, we shall describe the festival according to the months:

Festivals and Fairs of Rajasthan in Chaitra:
Festival: Gangor

  • Worship of Eser ji & Gauri ji made of clay.
  • 16 days festival
  • Main Celebration: Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota
  • Colonel Tod described Gangor of Udaipur

Fairs:

  • Karni Mata Mela (I) – Bada – in Nokha, Bikaner – from Shukla – 1st -10th
  • Lakhi Mela at Mahavir Ji, Sawai madhopur from Chaitra Shuka 1st – Vaisakha Krishna 3rd
  • Kaila Devi Mela at Sawai madhopur from Shukla – 8th   (main) Total: Krishna 12th –Shukla 12th

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Vaisakha:

  • Brith Hari Mela in Alwar

 Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Jaitha:

 Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Ashada:

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Shravana:

  • Kalyan Ji ka Merla at Diggipuri-Malpura- Tonk on Amaysya
  • Teej ka Mela at Jaipur(Famous), rest rajasthan also – on Shukla -3rd

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Bhadra:

  • Baba Ramdev Ji ka Mela at Runicha – Pokaran- Jaiselmer from Shukla Paksh – 2nd -11th
  • Brithari Mela(II) in Alwar
  • Karjali Teej mela in Bundi on 3rd

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Ashwin:

  • Karni Mata Mela – in Nokh, Bikaner –  from Sukla 1st -10th

 Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Kartik:

  • Kapil Muni Mela in Kolayat Bikaner on Kartik Purnima
  • Puskar Mela in Pushkar, Ajmer on Kartik Purnima

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Marghashirsa:

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Pausa:

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Magha:

  • Beneshwar Mela in Beneshawar, Dungarpur – on Purnima (Shivratri)

 Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Phalguna:

  • Khatu Shyam ji Mela – in Sikar – from Shukla 10th -12th 

 

  • Amit Goda

    Awesome information. Particularly History of Rajasthan brought me here. Thanks a lot