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About Mewar Festival 

The Mewar Festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring, in the month of March, in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is one of the many Rajasthan Festivals. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur. During this festival, the idols of Gangaur and Isar are circulated in a procession through different parts of the city. During this festival, the idols of Gangaur and Isar are circulated in a procession through different parts of the city. The procession winds its way to the Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichhola. The idols of Isar and Gauri are transferred into special boats at the ghat. After the procession culminates, the cultural part of the Mewar Festival begins. Rajasthani culture is portrayed through songs, dances and other programmes. The festival culminates with an impressive fireworks display.

 
Location : Udaipur
Type: Cultural
Duration : Three Days
Significance: Spring Festival
Time: April month
Nearest Railway station : Udaipur Railway station
Nearest Airport:  Maharana Pratap Airport or Dabok Airport

Mewar festival is one perfect occasion for the women to flaunt their costumes and jewelry. Also they put mehandi on their hands and feet. Starting with the ceremonies, the women gather to dress up the idols of Lord Vishnu and Gangaur, his consort, which they had been crafting from the past days. It is said that Gaugaur is the goddess of marital happiness and conjugal bliss. The married women pray to the goddess for marital bliss and good health of their husbands whereas, the single girls pray for an earnest match of their choice.

After this, the women carry the idols on their head for a religious and ceremonial procession to different parts of the city. Women are seen singing and dancing to cheer and encourage the participants. Local artists are also seen performing. The procession concludes at the Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichhola.

The women transfer the idols to special boats. The scene is really eye-catching to see these hundreds of special boats carrying the idol, flowing in the lake.
Once the ceremonies end, the second session starts wherein one can encounter some of the best cultural performances. These cultural events reveal the typical Rajasthani culture through singing, dancing and drama.

Mewar Festival History

Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. The foundation of the city has an interesting legend associated with it. According to it, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditations on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola.The hermit blessed the Maharana and advised him to build a palace at this favorable located spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream, a lake, an agreeable altitude and an amphitheater of low mountains. Maharana followed the advise of the her

Mewar Festival Celebration

The Mewar Festival is celebrated in Udaipur, Rajasthan. This festival is celebrated to welcome the arrival of spring. Idols of goddess Gauri are transferred onto boats amidst much singing and celebration, and taken out onto the Lake at Gangaur Ghat on the banks of Lake Pichola. The procession is followed by a plenty of singing, dancing and cultural programs with traditional musical instruments being played, and culminates with an impressive fireworks display. It's a fantastic opportunity to see a range of Rajasthani culture portrayed through these cultural programs. The Mewar Festival is celebrated throughout the state like any other Rajasthani festivals with great fervor and joy.

How to Reach Mewar Festival 

By Air : The City of Lakes is well connected by air services. The Dabok Airport is 21 kms from the city centre.

By Rail : Railway has trains from all over the country to destination Udaipur. The Palace On Wheels covers this magnificent city during its eight day package tour.

By Road : There are bus services from tourist places in Rajasthan , Gujarat and Delhi.

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