Mewar Festival 2018
Mewar festival 2018 would be celebrated with great enthusiasm in India from 18th of March (Sunday) to 20th of March (Tuesday).
Mewar Festival Udaipur
Mewar festival is celebrated every year with lots of joy and happiness by the people of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India to welcome the coming of the spring season (king of the seasons). It is the 2nd World Living Heritage Festival of the India which is celebrated annually in the Udaipur. It is a three days long and full of fun filled activities from 2nd of April to the 4th of April. It is celebrated in the heritage city of India called Udaipur to lead an ancient culture and traditions of the India as well as to protect all the ancient living heritages of the Mewar, Rajasthan.
Udaipur is one of the famous, iconic and romantic destinations of the India for the tourists, located at the bank of Lake, Pichola and surrounded by the beautiful and amazing hills. It is very famous for having lots of sanctuary-resorts and celebrates yearly a 2nd World Living Heritage Festival, Mewar festival. Mewar festival celebration provides everyone a unique opportunity to review all the living heritages of the Mewar like arts, folk music, dance, food, festivities, colors, culture diversity and etc.
How Mewar Festival is Celebrated
Mewar festival is celebrated every year by organizing lots of fun filled activities showing tradition, culture and arts renewal of the Mewar region. A colorful event of the rang is organized every year to celebrate the living heritages of the Mewar. People get indulge in this event and enjoy this fun-filled opportunity to get participated in the festival as well as learn local arts directly from the professional artists.
Variety of seminars are also organized to deal with the traditional craft arts aiming to combine it with the modern and contemporary styles in order to recreate the new versions from age-old arts and crafts in the Mewar. It provides an opportunity to the craftspeople to get together for whole 3 days to show their qualities and get new attempt to renew their talent in order to strengthen the significant historic arts and crafts to make possible the new developments in the new era. The festival is organized by the Maharana of Mewar Charitable foundation aiming to continue the process of heritage preservation.
Another organized event is rangoli means a colorful presentation of the food and beverages through the HRH Group of Hotels. Professional chefs are there to recreate the cultural, traditional and colorful dishes of the food. Folk music (including classical vocal and instrumental music) and classical dance performances are also organized by the professionals throughout the whole three days of the festival where professional artists are getting invited from all over the India to perform their talents.
Significance of the Mewar Festival
The Mewar Festival is celebrated on annual basis by the people of Mewar to happily welcome the beginning of spring season which distributes charm and happiness all over the India. It is celebrated together with the Gangaur festival of the Udaipur, Rajasthan which has great importance for the women of Rajasthan. They dress up themselves very well in the cultural and traditional clothes to get participated in the festival. They perform special type of folk music while celebrating festival to aid attractions to the celebration.
Variety of ritual and traditional activities takes place in this festival. They dress up the statues of the God Isar (Lord Shiva) and Goddess Gangaur (Mata Parvati) and carry out a ceremonial procession which goes through the different parts of the city to the Gangaur Ghat, Pichola where the statues are taken to the special boats to go to the center of the lake in order to deeply immerse the statues into the water. The Gangaur festival is celebrated to strengthen the bond of couples by supposing the Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati as an ideal couple.
Especially women celebrate Gangaur festival to get blessings from the ideal couple. The most famous sweet named Ghewar is prepared to use as an offering to the God and Goddess and then distributed among people as a Prasad. As soon as the religious activities of the festival becomes over, cultural events are started demonstrating the Rajasthani culture through folk songs, dances and etc. The festival celebration ends with the fireworks display which is greatly enjoyed by the participants and people.
The availability of the Maharana Pratap Airport near the Udaipur city makes the traveling very easy from any major city of the India like Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and etc. Train and bus services are also available to the Udaipur from major cities of the India.