Mandawa Tour Packages
Mandawa as a historical town has incorporated a lot from Rajasthan in general and Shekhawati in particular. The glorious history, the deep culture and colorful tradition of the region is apparent in every nook and corner of Mandawa, and in line with other neighboring region, Mandawa too celebrates various fairs & festivals with great fervor and excitement.
The most popular festival in Mandawa is indeed the Gangaur Festival. Its celebration starts a day prior to Holi and lasts till 18 days. Observed throughout Rajasthan, Gangaur Festival is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. The legend associated with the festivals is that it is observed to mark the arrival of Lord Shiva to escort his bride home. The womenfolk of the villages dress up in their traditional attire and join the procession that passes through the streets carrying beautifully adorned images of goddess Parvathi.
While the maidens pray for the groom of their choice, the married women prays for the wellbeing of their husband. After the 18 day long festivities and tradition, the Gangaur festival culminates in a grand procession. The festival of Holi is also celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor. The occasion is to celebrate the coming of the spring and the celebrations and rituals starts a week prior to the day of the festival. The entire village is caught in the fervor and rituals that mark Holi during the week-long festival. Other major festivals celebrated in the region are the Nagaur Fair, the Urs Fair, Baneshwar fair, summer festival and Shekhawati festivals.