festival is celebrated on the 14th of January every year. This has now become
the festival of kite-flying which does not spare the soaring spirits of anyone
in Jaipur. The devoted ones, however, take a holy dip in the kund at Galtaji.
The traditional sweet associated with it is Phirni, made in abundance by the
halwais of Jaipur
Young girls and newly married women praying for their loved one or husband respectively,
offer prayers to Goddess Parvati in spring (March-April). A colourful procession
follows the silver and gold palanquins of Goddess Parvati brought out from the
City Palace. Ghever, the traditional sweet associated with this festival is
prepared all over the city.
This festival is held on the day of Holi, the festival of colours, at the Chaughan
stadium. Beautifully decorated and caparisoned elephants assemble to participate
in the royal procession. Elephant polo, elephant race,elephant tug-of-war with
a few tourist and holi on elephant back are some of the exciting events.
celebrate the advent of the monsoon, girls and young women dressed in colourful
leharia sarees or costumes, sing songs and offer puja to goddess parvati, and
pray for conjugal bliss and happiness. An elaborate procession comes out of
the City Palace for two consecutive days. Villagers come to watch it in large
numbers and buy knick-knacks from the stalls on the footpaths of the main bazars.
Dussehra is celebrated by staging Ramlila in different parts of the city and
cuminating in the ceremonial burning of the giant effigies of Ravan, Kumbhakaran
and Meghnath, celebrating Lord Rama's victory over the Demon King, and victory
of Good over Evil.
Celebrated every year in October- November, Diwali is perhaps the most popular
of all Indian festivals. The origin of this festival can be traced back to the
ancient Hindu epic Ramayana, when Lord Rama returend to this kingdom Ayodhya
after 14 years of exile.
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