Jaipur is the sparkling city of the royal heritage Indian state of Rajasthan. Every corner of Jaipur is flavored with its victorious past of vigorous Rajputs. Besides its magnificent forts, palaces and monuments, Jaipur is renowned all over the world for its most colorful festivals. Every festival of Jaipur is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. During the festivals each particle of the city gets indulged in the celebration with great pomp. Lets know about some most adorable and awaited festivals of Jaipur:
Elephant Festival: Elephant Festival is one of the most important festivals of Jaipur. It is a great effort of RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism & Development Corporation) to reveal the royalty of Rajputs to the people. This grand festival is celebrated in the month of March after Holi, organized at Chagun Stadium, Jaipur.
A number of tourists rush in Jaipur every year to see this magnificent fest. Major attractions of the festivals are elephant parade, thrilling elephant polo match and tug of war competition between elephant and human.
Gangaur Festival: This is one of the main festivals of Jaipur and the whole Rajasthan state as well. It is particularly the festival of women. The word Gangaur is the combination of two words-Gan and Gaur, that respectively are the synonyms of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati. On this festival women worship the idol of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, while those who are unmarried, pray for a consort.
Kite Festival: Kite Festival is a very popular festival of Jaipur, celebrated by everyone, from small kids to old-age people. Officially it is celebrated on 14th January, on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti. On this day the whole sky gets full of colorful kites and seems like a huge collage on a sky blue base. Everyone becomes busy in flying kites and enjoy the loud music with foods and snacks.
Teej Festival: Teej is one of the most colorful festivals of Jaipur, which is celebrated in the whole state with full joy and excitement. The festival is celebrated as to welcome the Monsoon. Teej is basically the fest of women (married women), on this day they worship Goddess Parvati and pray for the long life of their husbands.
Ganesh Chaturthi, Marwar Festival and Literature Festival are some other famous festivals of Jaipur.