Ganesh Chaturthi Festivals and Fair Tour in Rajasthan
Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Religious Festival (Birth Ceremony Of Lord Ganesha)
Duration of Festival:
Month of Celebration:
According to the Hindu Calendar.
Next Date of Event:
11 September 2010, 1 September 2011
Easily accessible by rail, road and air. Jaipur is the nearest airport. It is well connected with all major tourist centers by rails.
The people are Rajasthan are deeply religious. Their religious bent of mind is reflected through the way they celebrate each festival. The state is colored in a new color of divinity with advent of Ganesh Chaturthi. Regardless of their class and caste people meticulously make preparation to mark the celebrations, to commemorate birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha – The Remover of Obstacles, God of Prosperity and Good Fortune.
The festival is celebrated with great reverence all over India however, Sawai Madhopur observes the occasion in a special way. Visit the state during the time of 'Bhaarapada' and experience the joy and happiness in that floats in the air. The festival is yet another reason to bind people together in one string.
Attractions of Ganesh Chaturthi
The temple in the fort of Ranthambore, devoted to Lord Ganesha, is the most important Ganesha temple in the state. The temple is always abuzz with activities. People make sure to give the first invitation card of marriage to Lord Ganesha. The temple is a site of attraction, a place where people offer their prayers, seek blessings from the benevolent God. Devotees flock up at the time of festival to sing sing devotional songs and enchant mantras.
The idol of Lord Ganesha is painted orange and people offer garlands of marigold. The idol is heavily adorned with golden ornaments. The temple is opened for extended duration for the devotees. The devotees observe fast and wait for hours just to get that holy glimpse and experience the bliss of divinity. Devotees even take a holy dip, lit diyas, incense sticks and offer fruits and flowers to say their prayers. After the completion of Puja, the idol of Lord is immersed in the sacred rivers (visarjan ceremony).The pregnant markets cater to the needs of travelers. And so shopping sprees even set out on shopping expeditions. Thus, whole festival is celebrated with great religious fervor. The whole ceremnoy is a delight to see and understand the culture and heritage of India and Ganesh Chaturthi Fair and Festivals Tour Rajasthan.