Monday, April 5, 2010

Rajasthan Tour-Gangaur Festival Jaipur

Gangaur is one of the Most Famous Festival in Rajasthan Especially in Jaipur and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri.

On this day Unmarried Girls keep fast and worship to get good husbands where in married women do it for the long and happy life of their spouse.

Newly Married girl is supposed to observe this practice for 18 days and it ends on the day of Gangaur.They eat food only one time in a day.

One day before the Festival Sweets , clothes and other stuff is sent at the place of the bride which is known as "Sanjara".

It comes in the month of either March or April as per the stars position.

Also with the End of Gangaur Festival all festivals as per the Hindu religion gets over as it is said that God go to sleep or ( Devta Sojana).During this time period no festival is celebrated and then after 2 months "Teej Festival" comes which is supposed to be the starting of all festivals again.

Gangaur Parade
Teej Mata Ji(The Goddess)

Traditional Man With Turahi (Kind Of Musical Instrument)


Traditional Horse DanceLord Narad
Lord Shiva
Lord Yamaraja(God Of Death)
Traditional Music Player.

Pair of OxElephant Saluting The Yatra.

This festival and yatra is worth watching.Everyone is happy during this festival especially the ladies as they get for what they prayed for 18 days hard.

134 comments:

Regina said...

Interesting festival.
Awesome captures Bharat.
Happy Easter.

Olivier said...

magnifique festival, les costumes sont superbes

Megha Chhatbar said...

Wonderful and colorful post!

Luis G. said...

That more picturesque and interesting custom, a festival of color, with his(her,your) typical dances and representations.

Regards.

RNSANE said...

I don't know about fasting for eighteen days...but I guess, if the rewards are great at the end, one can sacrifice.

Everything is so beautifully colorful and interesting!

Oh, to see it all one day would be wonderful.

Vicktor said...

Dear Friend

It's a Spring Festival, I think. So beautifull images...

I like very much all tradicional events.

Faithfully

Evelyn Howard said...

Fantastic photos

Ñoco Le Bolo said...


Amazing India. Fantastic festival full of colours.

Regards

CristalRasgado & LaMiradaAusente
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ruma2008 said...

It is attractive traditional culture.
Thank you for introducing a valuable event.

Elsa said...

A very interesting post. Thank you for sharing a bit of your culture.

Regards

patricia said...

maravilloso festival, con su colorido y su significado ancestral, gracias por mostrar los rituales de tu tierra!

Pena said...

Admirável Amigo:
A Índia sempre me fascinou pelo seu encanto, ternura e beleza imensas.
Adorei.
É extraordinário.
Thanks for the visit.
Sempre a lê-lo com atenção pela beleza imensa dos Posts que "constrói".
Abraço amigo de respeito profundo.

pena

Bem-Haja, divinal e deslumbrante amigo.
Adorei.

xinex said...

Very colorful and very interesting! Thanks for sharing!...Christine

Luciana P. said...

Olá, querido!
Fantásticas imagens. Adorei!
Realmente, a cultura indiana é riquíssima e muito interessante.
Beijos e uma boa semana.

Mª Angeles y Jose said...

Siempre nos sorprendes con festivales preciosos y coloridos.

Muy bonito.

Besos

Jagruti said...

Oh yes I remember Gangaur festival..my mum used to do it vrat! In gujarat we do for five days and festival comes in July-August..Jayaparvati vrat!

Jacob said...

How fascinating. Thanks for allowing us a peek at this colorful and exciting festival!

☼ France ☼ said...

Merci pour ce petit voyage de si belles couleurs merci t'es génial

☼ France ☼ said...

Bonne journée

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Bharat: What wonderful captures of a festive time.

Rebecca said...

This is fascinating. Thanks so much for documenting and sharing this festival. I love those instruments. They are unusual from what I am familiar with.

tossan said...

Fantasy Clicks! A true story of amazing people!

Taty Cascada said...

Increible festival me has regalado a los ojos. Precioso y maravilloso en imágenes y colores.
Un abrazo.

fufu said...

wow the elephant is cute!!! what a nice festival... you make me wanna visit rajasthan right now

Lucy said...

Your blog is always so colorful. I love to come in and look. I don't always comment but I keep an eye on you. Anyas blog is just a joy to visit.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What an interesting festival, R. If I were a single gal, praying for just the right husband--I'd hate to run into the "god of Death".... Yipes!!!!

The colors are outstanding --and I loved seeing all of the costumes and even the painted elephant.

Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

George said...

The costumes of the celebrants are fantastically beautiful. Thanks for and interesting and informative post.

KAHVIKISSA ;) said...

SO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS ;)
have a nice day!

Everson Russo said...

Great week to you friend, hugs.

Krisno said...

Interesting sharing and great shots too...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

So wonderful, exciting, and colorful--wish I could be there to see it in person!!

Deepa said...

Wonderful Pics. Thanks for Portraying the World the Vibrancy and Wide Colors of India and her people.

Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Clytie said...

I always enjoy your posts. You blend the history of the celebration with the photos so well! I love seeing the vivid colors, vibrant people, and knowing why they are celebrating. Thank you.

Spiderdama said...

This is so great! And the elephanth is wonderful! Just lovely pictures:-)

altadenahiker said...

I guess the colors really captured all of us this time. So bright and vivid and happy.

Lynn said...

Such lovely colors!

Wildhearts said...

Beautiful photos!

Pietro said...

Fantastic festival with beautiful and colorful costumes! Wonderful sequence of images!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a colorful event! I love your shots!

Cheers,

Rosa

Ted Roth said...

What a wonderful photo op and beautifully captured. Your explanation makes it meaningful.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..interesting scene here. I can see the elephants are decked out again too. A lot of energy is put into this type of festivities. Thank you for sharing your world.

Sônia Brandão said...

Pelas fotos dá para imaginar como deve ser bonito e interessante esse
festival.

Abraços.

yyam said...

Wow! What a colourful and vibrant festival! It must be great to watch in person! Thanks for sharing! :)

Diane AZ said...

Colorful festival pictures and fascinating information, thanks!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots of festival. Very colorful.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I enjoyed seeing the beautiful costumes and the Turahi, what an interesting musical instrument. It looks very heavy.
Marnie

Carver said...

What an interesting festival. I love the colorful shots. The painted faces are amazing.

Eleonora said...

Beautiful Bharat!! Lovely images of a very interesting festival.

Ciao
Eleonora

joo said...

Wow, I'm in awe!

Barb said...

Hi Bharat, I always enjoy your Festival photos and the commentary you provide - so interesting to learn of other cultures and religious traditions. I must say, after 18 days, I would want to be a part of the feasting!

as arteiras said...

Hi!
Taste to know the customs of your country. Pretty photos.
Kisses!
As arteiras

Tammie Lee said...

such beautiful and colorful festivities!

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a wonderfully beautiful festival. Thanks for sharing these great shots.

Brian Miller said...

these are fabulous shots. thanks for sharing this with us. i love festivals.

Vicki said...

Hello, Bharat,
I enjoyed learning about this festival. I enjoyed the colorful costumes and interesting musical instruments. Even the elephant is decorated and ready to celebrate. I hope you have a beautiful week, my friend. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and for your kind comments! Blessings to you! Vicki

SAM said...

Hello, friend!

The culture of its people are beautiful, fascinating. The photos are beautiful! Thanks

Radka said...
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Radka said...

Interesting festival. Beautifil colors photos. Have a nice day Radka.

Everson Russo said...

You have a good day my friend,,,

Pamela said...

Your country is beautiful, your traditions are just amazing, so different to what we have here, so many worlds in one huge world. I wish I could visit some day. I have a friend who just came back from a one month trip, she is very impresed, brought wonderful pictures and souvenirs

Paulo Sempre said...

Very interesting .
Thanks!
I live in Portugal.
bye

Paulo

AnSa said...

..lovely pictures! ..amazing shot and beautiful colors..:)

Jai Joshi said...

I adore Rajasthan! I visited in 2004 when I was researching for my book on Mirabai. I visited Udaipur, Nathdwara, Chittore, Jodhpur, Merta, and Pushkar. Loved it!

Jai

Ronda Laveen said...

It looks and sounds like a beautiful ritual. I hope to see it in person one day.

Couture Carrie said...

Looks like an amazing festival!
Thanks for sharing these fabulous pics!

xoxox,
CC

José Ramón said...

Very interesting pictures. Creativity and imagination from pictures of Jose Ramon Thanks for the commentsRegards

Trotter said...

Hi Bharat! Excellent report! I should have been in Jaipur for the Festival!! No, it would have been too hot for me... ;))

Blogtrotter Two is having a MED break. Enjoy and have a great week!!

carol sakurá said...

Funny!
Kiss!

ρομπερτ said...

The sounds must have been amazing. Thank you for sharing this colourful festival and the information. Please have a nice Wednesday.

daily athens

EG Wow said...

Fabulous!

Maria Valadas said...

Interesting festival, Awesome captures Bharat.

kisses

makemytrip said...

It's one of a kind festival that happens only in India.

Undoubtedly beautiful photos.


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Hilary said...

Wow.. fantastic, colourful photos. Beautiful.

Anya said...

Wow!!
Amazing colorful festival :-)
Thanks for sharing your shots !!

Vaggelis said...

amazing!!! so many colors!!

Shell Sherree said...

So vibrant and energetic ~ thanks for showing this, Unseen Rajasthan!

Tinsie said...

So different and colourful!

claude said...

I like very much your festivals, Bharat. Costumes are very beautiful and they are a lot of colors.

cristina said...

Very interesting images, so rich of beautiful details and colors !
Many thanks for your visit and comment,

Cri

ARIPI DE FLUTURE said...

wonderful

DE LUGARES Y OTRAS COSAS... said...

qué interesante poder conocer sobre otras culturas y costumbres!, qué suerte gracias por visitar mi blog!. Martha.

She Writes said...

This festival looks amazingly colorful and interesting!

lis said...

Gostei muito de conhecer uma das partes mais bonitas da cultura indiana.
Obrigada pela visita ao meu blog.
abraços

Pooch Morning Glory said...

i like that when the women pray, the get the rewards in the end. very cool.
and very colourful too!
~laura

Suzanne said...

This is amazing!!! Thank you so much for your coverage. Felt like I was right there.

The Holy Lama said...

Colours of Rajasthan- the more you see it, the more you want to be there. Here in Kerala, there is a similar vrat for good husbands in the month of Dec.

São said...

Magnific festival!

UIFPW08 said...

Beautifull shoots

ruma2008 said...

It is the atmosphere of a really holy town.
Your splendid photography enhances charm still more.

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

Raquel said...

Fantastic! What an amazing display of color. Thank you for posting. It would be great to hear the music!

aa said...

Beautiful colors in this festival... thanks for sharing.

Ana Lúcia Porto said...

Hello Unssen,

Thank you for visit...

Kisses,
Ana Lúcia.

Ana Lúcia Porto said...

Excuse-me, is Unseen!!

Yes, India is beautiful...!!

Kisses,

Carina Felice said...

oh......I love this serie.
its absolutly perfect. Thanks for sharing :)
Namaste/\

RENATA MARIA PARREIRA CORDEIRO said...

Yes! Wonderful festival!
Fantastic shots!
Congratulations, my friend!
Thanks for visiting me!
Sendind smilesssssssssss
Renata

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

You are amazing, and the photos are superb :)

Espresso said...

Magic Festival.
Very exotic photos :)

Babli said...

Very nice, interesting and colourful festival. You have captured wonderful pictures. Lovely post.

Marie-Noyale said...

Your blog is in itself a Festival of colors and a great source to learn about your country .
So if I understand it's better not to visit when the Gods are resting, I would miss all the fun!!

Vagabonde said...

I would like to hear the sound of the Tuhari instrument – does it sound like any horn in the west?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

@Vagabonde:Please click on the link to hear the sound of this Musical Instrument.You can see two persons on both the corner of dancers are holding that and are playing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRk0CkSgCjk

bfarr said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your festival photos are fantastic. Bright and bold colors.

Sandra said...

Ola!
Como é bom rever os amigos e matar a saudade..
Não há nada que pague este momento..
Agradeço carinhosamente o seu carinho em me visitar. Hoje vou conseguir postar e visitar os meus amigos. Estou com muita saudades.
Só terei os finais de semana para fazer isso. Mas prometo sempre estar por aqui..Peço desculpa pela minha ausencia. Mas, mas muitas vezes precisamos nos afastar em função do trabalho. Falta o tempo. ele voa..Não espera. Mas, você que mora no meu coração, será sempre lembrado...
Amo vc. Amo a sua companhia.
Meus blogs amam a sua presença. Fico muito feliz por que vem.. Deixá sempre comigo, o seu amor e carinho Planta flores e semeia carinho.
Muito obrigada. VERDADEIROS AMIGOS..CONQUISTAMOS..AMAMOS..LEMBRAMOS E SENTIMOS SAUDADES!!!
Carinhosamente,
Sandra

Deepa said...

Hi
I have tagged you as 7 things about me ( I have been tagged! ) post.

Hamaree Rasoi

Arasu said...

Interesting culture! Though I live in India I don't know all these things. Great photos and beautiful too!

Multiolhares said...

Muito bonito este teu cantinho, onde nos mostras essa cultura linda onde vives, sou muito ligada a tudo o que é Oriental
beijinhos

humanobserver said...

truly amazing shots :) very colourful !

Gunn said...

SUPERB!
I wish I was there.
Beautiful photographs!!!
Thanks for sharing!

James said...

Wow! So many great colors and costumes. I also like the horns. I can imagine the sounds. These are very nice photos.

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks for sharing the festival and facts. Peace

Graça Pereira said...

Wonderful festival!Interesting custom
and beautifully post.
Congratulations!
Kisses
Graça

magiceye said...

that was lovely!

Paulo Sempre said...

Hello, my friend.

Paulo

PORTUGAL

Tash said...

So exotic and beautiful to my eyes! fabulous photography.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias de lindas cores da Cultura Indiana...Espectacular....
Um abraço

Beth Niquette said...

My favorite has to be the painted elephant. Magnificent!

Beth Niquette said...

I found what you wrote about your culture, beliefs and festivals to be fascinating. This is indeed a different world than I know.

Ana Martins said...
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Ana Martins said...

Good evening,
I think I already told you that is a culture that fascinates me. Loved the post, very interesting, congratulations.

Kisses,
Aa Martins

Kandy said...

Excelente reportaje, un fantastico Festival y una cultura maravillosa
Saludos desde México

Chandrika Shubham said...

Awesome pics! :)
The elephant pic is very beautiful.
Thanks for sharing such an informative article with us.

Dani Pedroza said...

Great photos !!!

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Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

faith keep our lives alive.
Thanks for sharing information about the festival. I love Narad.

Helena Paixão said...

A festival of joy and colour, magnificent!

Impressive and captivating shots.

magiceye said...

wonderful captures!

Margaret Cloud said...

I enjoyed all the pictures, they were very colorful.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

I am in love with the colors of India! Such a blending of magnificent brightness and bold flavors. What a festive time!
Blessings~Sharon

Dimps said...

Hello,

I liked the concept of your blog!
It is really knowledgeable and so much to explore in India :)
Nice pics!

And thank you so much for your valuable comments on my blog!

Regards,
Dimple
http://poemshub.blogspot.com

Readers Dais said...

Hello friend,
To know ur culture and festivals did give me pleasure,as some rituals and all are similar to what we have in kerala, afterall bhai-bhai hainaa... :)
hey! everywhere i see women doing fasting & other rituals for their men, does anywhere men do the same for their women...
thats too needed na!
nice pics too, gr8 post

Radka said...

Hello. How then are you? I'm pretty good. Have a nice day Radka.

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A LOOK AT EGYPT FROM ME AND MY CAMERA said...

This festival and yatra is worth watching.Everyone is happy during this festival especially the ladies as they get for what they prayed for 18 days hard. can you go 18 days hard.