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)
    ritu

Now, we shall describe the festival according to the months:

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Chaitra:
1. 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
Karni Mata Mela(I) – Bada Shukla – 1st -10th Nokha-Bikaner
Lakhi Mela – Mahavir Ji Chaitra Shuka 1st – Vaisakha Krishna 3rd Sawai Madhopur
Kaila Devi (lakhi Mela) Shukla – 8th   (main) Total: Krishna 12th –Shukla 12th Sawai madhopur

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Vaisakha:

Brith hari Mela(I)  Alwar

 Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Jaitha:

 Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Ashada:

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Shravana:

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

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Bhadra:

Baba Ramdev Ji ka Mela Shukla Paksh – 2nd -11th Runicha – Pokaran- Jaiselmer
Brithari Mela(II) Alwar
Kajali Teej 3rd Bundi

 Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Ashwin:

Karni Mata Mela(II) Sukla 1st -10th Nokh- Bikaner

 Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Kartik:

Kapil Muni Mela Kartik Purnima Kolayat-Bikaner
Pushkar Mela Kartik Purnima
small mela –each month Purnima
Pushkar- Ajmer

 Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Marghashirsa:

 Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Pausa:

Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Magha:

Beneshwar Mela Purnima (Shivratri) Navatpura- Aspur- Dungarpur

 Festivals & Fairs of Rajasthan in Phalguna:

Khatu Shyam ji Mela Shukla 10th -12th Sikar

 


[themencode-fb-page-widget page=”https://www.facebook.com/Rajras-1835370626603310″ width=”250″ height=”50″ hide_cover=”true” show_faces=”false” show_posts=”false”]

Rajras – a site dedicated to preparation of Rajasthan Administrative Services and Indian Administrative Services. Rajras provides free knowledge/information related to RAS/IAS syllabus, study material & current affairs.

  • Amit Goda

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