Teej: Celebrate the festival of Spring with Alsisar haveli in Jaipur
Rajasthan, being a desert state, marks the outbreak of monsoon with hearty celebrations. One such important festival is Teej, which falls on the third day of the bright fortnight of the month of “Shrawan” (July-August).
Well this year, there is an enthusiastic wave of cheer and happiness among the tourists and the local populace due to the participation of 30 elephants as a special feature of the traditional Teej procession unlike last year’s ban on their use during the festivals. The event will be led by an elephant which will carry the symbol. It will be followed by a mélange of cultural performances likes Kachhi Ghodi, Gair, Kalibaliya and chakri dances. The procession will include: a cannon carriage, bullock carts, horse baggi, decorated rath, horses and camels. A number of bands will also accompany the procession. The sawari of the Goddess Teej will be almost at the end followed by chobdar.
Besides, the folk and cultural performances at JKK will begin from August 09, 2013 from 07.00pm onwards. On the first day there will be a performance by Shalu Jindal (Kuchipudi dance) followed by Vidya Shah (Sugam Sangeet). Next day, on August10, 2013, the visitors will be able to witness the well known Sufi Singer Sonam Kalra. On August11, 2013, will be folk music by Malini Awasthi followed by performances of the Rajasthani folk artistes.
A food and craft mela has also been organized from August 07 to 11, 2013 (from 2 pm to 10 pm) at Shilpgram in JKK. While visitors will be able to enjoy the ethnic Rajasthani food there will also a cultural bonanza by way of folk performances. A wide variety of handicrafts will also be available for sale.
Many tourists flock the princely state to be part of Teej celebrations. This year, on August 09 and 10, the royal palanquins, chariots would starts from the Tripoliya Gate (City Palace) at 06.00pm, winding its way through Tripolia Bazar and Chhoti Chaupar to wind up at the Chaugan Stadium.
Relish the colors of Rajasthan in this most unique and time-honored festival.
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