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Mewar Festival

One of the popular festivals of Rajasthan, Mewar festival is celebrated to greet the arrival of spring season. An annual festival, the Mewar festival coincides with the famous festival of Gangaur in Udaipur. This festival has great significance for women of the state and they participate in the festival by dressing up themselves in their best clothes. Women participate in the massive procession with idols of goddess and finally transfer the images to special boats in the lake Pichola. Folk music and dances, singing and a number of other programmes are organized during the festival, which highlight the Rajasthani culture. Like other fairs and festivals of Rajasthan, Mewar Festival showcases a lot of activity that keeps the participants in a joyful mood and all tend to enjoy every moment. Considered the jewel of Mewar kingdom, Udaipur had been ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for longer time. An interesting legend is associated with the foundation of the city. Legend has it that, Maharana Udai Singh the founder of the city, during his hunting expeditions met a holy man on meditation on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola. The holy man blessed the king and advised him to build a palace at this favorable spot with a fertile valley and an amphitheater of low mountains. The king followed the advise of the hermit and founded the city in 1559 A.D.Mewar Festival has no any specific connection with this legend, but it provides a glimpse of rich culture and traditions of Rajasthan. Besides playing an important cultural role, the festival is a fine occasion to cherish the century old values.Mewar festival marks a series of celebrations including the songs, dances, processions, devotional music, firework displays and much more. The festival is celebrated in Udaipur during the famous Gangaur festival and very significant for women as well as the best time for women to participate in the festivities at large scale. As the religious part of the festival finish, the cultural events begin and culture of Rajasthan is portrayed through songs, dances and other interesting programmes. Mewar festival commemorates with an impressive display of fireworks.