Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Festivals of Rajasthan - Kajlee Teej, Bundi Rajasthan

Kajlee Teej, Bundi Rajasthan

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To mark the celebration of the monsoons the Teej Festival is celebrated during July-August in Rajasthan. Though Teej is celebrated in all Districts and parts of the State with each region has its own unique touch for Teej Festival
Kajli Teej of Bundi is diverse in numerous ways - even as Teej is celebrated on the third day of the month of Shravana, in the town of Bundi it is celebrated on the third day of the month of Bhadra. The Teej festival in Bundi Rajasthan starts with the procession of goddess Teej in a highly ornamented and decorated palanquin from the stunning Naval Sagar.  The procession of Goddess goes by the main bazaars and is finally terminated at Azad Park.

The huge procession of the Goddess comprises large number of decorated elephants, camels, as well as bands, performing artistes and vibrantly dressed people. This is the time to renew the ties of fidelity for married couples in Rajasthan, and special sweetmeats, and swing rides are characteristic of it. The people who gather here from surrounding areas also get to watch and participate in the cultural programs that are organized in the evenings. It provides an opportunity to see performances by local artistes from Hadoti region.

Though the main function of Teej is held only on two days, the celebrations continue up to Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna

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