Fairs & Festivals of Banswara

Fairs & Festivals of Banswara

This article briefly describes the important fairs & festivals of Banswara:

Holi

Holi is the main festival for the tribals. During Holi tribes wear their traditional dresses carrying swords & sticks and perform the “Gair dance“, a typical tribal dance of this region.

Divasa (Haryali Amavasya)

Divasa is a festival celebrated on the last day of first fortnight of Shravanmas. On this day special bath is performed to Bullocks and other animals, and prayers are offered to them as they are considered God’s different posture.

Aamligyaras

This festival is celebrated on the 11th day of the bright half of Phalgun and unmarried boys and girls observe fast on this day. They go to a pond in the afternoon, wash themselves and bring small branches of tamarind trees. The Bhils attend the fair armed with bows, arrows and swords. This festival is held at Ghodi Ranchod, Bhim Kund, Sangmeshwar, etc.

Beneshwar Fair

The biggest tribal fair is held at Beneshwar (in Dungarpur) at the confluence of Mahi, Som and Jhakham. A number of tribals from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan gather to immerse the mortal remains of the dead. They worship, sing and dance on Magh Purnima, which falls in the month of February. The mela is held between Magh Shukla Gyaras and Magh Krishna Panchami.

Ghotia Amba Fair

This is a colorful and traditional fair held every year from Chaitra Thrayodashi to Chaitra Shukla Duje. The Bhils gather to take a holy dip in the tank near the temple with idols of Pandavas. They demonstrate their faith in the holy mango trees and Kaila Pani.

Mangarh Mela

The important fair of the tribals is held on Margshirsha Purnima. At this fair the tribals of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Gujarat participate and they pay tribute to Guru Govindgiri, founder of the Samp sabha.

Other Fairs & Festivals of Banswara

Name of Fair / FestivalPlaceDate
Choti RanchordMotogauvFalgun Shukla Gyaras
Kalaji Ka MelaGopinath Ka GhadaFirst Sunday of Navratri
Dev JhulaniBanswaraBhadrapad Shukla 11
Ghotia AmbaGhotia Amba (Borigama)Chaitra Amavasya
AndeshwarAndeshwar (Kushalgarh)Kartik Purnima
BaneshwarDungarpur – BanswaraMaagh Purnima
Rath YatraBanswara                Ghatol         Bagidora/Talwara   Badodiya/Kalinjra Nogama/Partapur Arthuna/Aajna/Garhi   Daduka/ KushalgarhBhadrapad Shukla 3 Bhadrapad Shukla 2 Bhadrapad Shukla 2 Bhadrapad Shukla 2 Bhadrapad Shukla 2 Bhadrapad Shukla 2 Bhadrapad Shukla 2
VaneshwarVaneshwar (Banswara)Kartik Shukla 4
MaangarhNear AnandpuriMargshirsha Purnima
GopeshwarNear GhatolKartik Purnima
ShivratriMadareshwar, BanswaraShivratri
Mangleshwar, BanswaraShivratri10 Thousands
Jaran Ka Mahadev BagidoraShivratri10 Thousands
NavratriTripura Sundari (Talwara)Ashtami
Vittaldev MelaVittal DevPoush Purnima
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