Marwar Festival in Jodhpur – A Complete Guide

Rajasthan is a place where you can see rich varied culture and traditions in India. The historical Forts and beautiful monuments are the iconic symbols of Rajasthan’s rich culture and tradition. Most prominently, the fairs and festivals of Rajasthan are the important carriers of the core values of traditions, customs, arts & crafts, cultural performances etc.

The important festivals of Rajasthan culture are a lot but some prominent festivals are there. Among them, the Marwar Festival is the important one which is a showcase of cultural performances and traditions.

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Significance of the Marwar Festival

Jodhpur is one of the most prominent festivals is Marwar Festival. The significance and importance of this festival is the remembrance to the heroes of Rajasthan’s. During this festival, people of Rajasthan remembers the epic stories of great kings and warriors who had done a lot to the richness of Rajasthan territory.

The actual name of this festival is the Maand Festival which takes place at the month of Ashwin. Ashwin means it is a Hindu terminology month in between September and October. The festival will be celebrated during the full moon day known as Sharad Poornima and it longs for two days. The two days with full of celebration of folk dances and music performances tops the festival.

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Importance of the Marwar Festival

Marwar Festival is the utmost reflection of rich cultural values of Rajasthan is culture through the dance and music performances. The festival reflects the lifestyle of Rajasthan villages through cultural performances. It is the major attraction of the festival which attracts a large number of tourists from all over the country and even the foreigners most likely visit to this festival in Jodhpur.

The major attraction of the whole festival is the folk performances. The dance and music performances of Marwar festival shows the liveliness of heroes of Rajasthan’s sacrifice and royalty. The performances of folk artists from all over the country entertain the people with their beautiful and remarkable performances. Due to the medley of arts, the festival attracts everyone heart to visit once more.

When and Where is Marwar Celebrated?

The venues of the festival are the other attracting reasons for the festival. The festival will be celebrated at different venues and the venues are Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mandore, and Mehrangarh Fort. The venues of the festival also attract the people from all corners of the country to enjoy the festival with nearby attractions also. This year it will be celebrated on 23rd Oct to 24th Oct 2018. 

Marwar Festival at Mehrangarh Fort

Marwar Festival at Mehrangarh Fort

Other Attractions of the Festival?

We know Marwar festival is well-known for folk performances but the other attractions of the festival also drag tourists view. The fun and enthusiastic attractions of Marwar festival are Camel Tattoo show, Magic shows, Horse riding, Puppet shows, and Horse Polo etc. It is sure you will feel definitely very interesting and fun with these attractions of the festival.

Ghoomar Folk Dance Performance

Traditional Folk Dance

The Marwar Festival is like the celebration of arts and cultures at one stand with an audible and enjoyable attractions of the festival. The organizing of the show with beautiful varied colorful attractions and activities reflects the Rajasthan’s region traditional and cultural values.

However, visiting Marwar Festival will remain as the best experience in your life by learning about the greatness of Rajasthan’s traditions and cultures. So be planned to visit Jodhpur during this festival time.

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How to Reach

By Air

Jodhpur has its own domestic airport, which is located around 5 KM from the city. You can take the flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur etc. Cabs and autos are easily available outside the airport.

By Train

Jodhpur is well-connected to the major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Jaipur etc. Apart from regular express trains, the luxurious Palace on Wheels also caters to the Jodhpur City.

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By Road

Jodhpur is well-connected to major cities of India by road. You can take bus or car. The total journey between New Delhi & Jodhpur takes around 13 h 00 m in a bus.

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