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Mewar Festival in Udaipur: A Cultural Celebration for Social Harmony

Mewar Festival in Udaipur: A Cultural Celebration for Social Harmony

The Mewar Festival is a well-known celebration that takes place in the Indian state of Rajasthan, primarily in the city of Udaipur. It is typically observed in March or April, during the Gangaur festival, which heralds the entrance of spring. 

This year the festival will be celebrated from March 24 to 26 in the city of lakes “Udaipur”. A vibrant parade through the streets is held during the festival, featuring magnificently painted goddess statues as well as a range of cultural acts, such as folk music and dancing. The festival is also dedicated to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva, and is celebrated by married women for the longevity and well-being of their husbands. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Mewar region.

Department of tourism, Government of Rajasthan in association with Udaipur district administration said that the entry to the festival is open for all and will not be charged for anyone.

The festival brings people from different communities and backgrounds together, promoting social harmony and cohesion. It is an occasion for people to forget their differences and come together to celebrate and enjoy the festival. People can enjoy vibrant dance performances, cultural songs, enchanting live performances, impressive fireworks displays and lighting. The festival is also marked by the traditional firing of the ceremonial cannon at the City Palace in Udaipur.

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