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Fairs and Festivals
Camel Festival, Bikaner
The camel festival is organised by the Department of Tourism in January every year in Bikaner.
Nagaur Fair, Nagaur
The fair is held every year in January-February in Nagaur, is a trading fair for cattle and camels.
Mewar Festival, Udaipur
This 18-day festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring and coincides with the festival of Gangaur.
Gangaur Festival, jaipur
Gangaur is celebrated in the month of chaitra (March-April)
Kaila Devi Fair, Karauli
The fair is held in March or April in Kaila village in Karauli district
Mahavir Ji Fair, Karauli
This fair is held at Mahavir Ji between March and April to commemorate Shri Mahavir Swami
Summer Festival, Mount Abu
The three-day festival is held at Mount Abu in June every year and is a feast of folk and classical music
Teej Festival, Jaipur
Held during the monsoons in July Teej is also dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati
Gogaji Fair is held in the memory of a popular hero of the area Goga/Jahar Peer
Teej festival, the celebration of the monsoons (July-August)
Ramdevra Fair, Jaisalmer
The Ramdevra Fair is held in Ramdevra village in Jaisalmer in August or September
Marwar Festival, Jodhpur
Held in October in Jodhpur, this annual two-day event attempts to showcase the art and culture of the Jodhpur region.
Kota Dussehra is quite unique for it is more than just the beginning of a festive period.
Pushkar Fair, Ajmer
Pushkar fair is held in November in Pushkar, Ajmer
Chandrabhaga Fair, Jhalawar
This three-day fair is held at Jhalrapatan near Jhalawar either in November or December
Kolyat Fair, Bikaner
place is the sacred site where Kapil Muni is supposed to have meditated.
Folk Dance and Music
Ghoomar is a traditional folk dance of Rajasthan and also a State Dance
Gair is one of the popular, famous and folk dance which is performed by the Bhil community
Chari folk dance of Rajasthan belongs to Gujjar community of Kishangarh and only womens perform in this dance.
This dance is performed by men on dummy horses.
This is a very difficult dance to perform and is carried out by the Banjara community.
This folk dance is performed by the Kamada tribes who are traditional snake charmers.
It is the old tradition of stories from mythology and legends are told through puppets
Pabuji Ki Phach
This Performing Art is associated to the life and the gallantry activities of Pabuji
It is quiet similar to the Thumri or the Ghazal.
Bandhani or Bandhej are two such gorgeous forms that portray the rich culture of Rajasthan.
In Jewellery, meenakari is one of the most attractive and popular forms, which are mostly enamelled gold and silver jewellery.
Carpets & Durries
Most of these carpets, which come in stunning designs, are made and knotted by hands.
There are many craftsmen in Jaipur who prepare blue pottery in Rajasthan by using blue, green and white colours.
Carved wooden furniture of different styles and design are made in different parts of the state with motif and fine design.
The unique selling point of these Jaipuri quilts or Jaipur rajais is that these are light and soft as well as of high quality.
These are beautifully embroidered pieces with varied patterns and designs. Jodhpur and Jaipur manufactures some very pretty mojaris and jutis.
This craft produces marble carved wall hangings, sculptures, statues, furniture, flower vases, fireplaces, statues, and so on.
Ivory bangles of Rajasthan is popular crafts of the state.
Rajasthan Paintings including murals, frescoes and miniature paintings are popular crafts of the state.
The art of Miniature painting was introduced to the land of India by the Mughals
In this painting style shades of colour are provided by the semi-precious stones instead of artificial or vegetable colours
Paintings on cloth portraying the epic lives of the local hero-gods are popularly known as Phad paintings.
No brushes are used in Kajali painting. The only tools used are hand and cloth.
Kishangarh Paintings(Bani Thani)
Bani Thani is an Indian painting in the Kishangarh school of paintings.