The festival of “Gangaur” has a unique charm in Udaipur. It is celebrated as the Mewar Festival in the month of Chaitra (March-April.), to mark the advent of spring. During the Festival a procession is taken out by different communities carrying the idols of the deities- ‘Isar’ and ‘Gangaur’, ornamented and dressed in colou....
The festival of “Gangaur” has a unique charm in Udaipur. It is celebrated as the Mewar Festival in the month of Chaitra (March-April.), to mark the advent of spring. During the Festival a procession is taken out by different communities carrying the idols of the deities- ‘Isar’ and ‘Gangaur’, ornamented and dressed in colourful attires. The procession winds its way to the ‘Gangaur Ghat’ at ‘Lake Pichhola’, where the idols are worshiped and later water is offered to them. A two day programme is organised by the Department in Udaipur. First day Procession is taken out by various local communities from different parts of the City to Gangaur Ghat. Bringing alive the royal boat procession taken out during the state time, the department orgnises the Boat Procession with the Gangaur Boat duly decorated carrying the Idol of Gangaur & Isar with artists in traditional dresses enacting as the royals. The procession start from Lal Ghat & reaches Gangaur Ghat. There the Idol is brought to the Gangaur Ghat for the Religious Ceremony. There after cultural programme is organised at Gangaur Ghat which is followed by Fire Works. A competition of best Gangaur Procession is also organised, the bests procession are awarded cash prizes by local coroporate. Second day a Rajasthani Folk Cultural Evening is organised at Lok Kala Mandal. The major attractions the Best Rajasthani Dressed Foreign Couple. Apart from this a three day Gangaur fair is organised at Gogunda, a nearby village about 40 kms from Udaipur. This fair is organised by the Local Administration and Panchayat Samiti. In this fair Gangaur Procession is taken out by villagers. Department organises three day Rajasthani Folk Cultural Programmmes in Gogunda also.To organise Mewar Festival Local Administration, Municipal Corporation, PWD, Police Department extends their full support in terms of basic infrastructure, security and other issues. Gangaur Boat is provided free by Lake Palace. Other Boats is provided by HRH Group.
Gangaur Procession by different groups, Royal Gangaur Boat Procession, Folk Performances followed by Fireworks, Folk Performances and Best Rajasthani Attire Competition for Foreign Couple.
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