Rajasthan Tourism Department is organised a 3 days ‘Braj Holi Mahotsav’. The Holi festival will continue from 12 to 14 March. As per the official report the festival will be held in Bharatpur, Deeg and Kaman.
Nishant Jain, director of the Rajasthan Tourism Department said, “The east of Rajasthan is imbued with the essence of Braj and the annual Braj Holi festival of Rajasthan tourism department is a celebration of the rich traditions. From local sports to folk dance and music, it is set to enthral visitors of all ages with the colours of Braj.”
The traditional region of Braj spreads from East Rajasthan to the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh and is well known for its unique culture inspired and immersed in the devotion of Shri Krishna and his ‘Leelas’ of childhood age. Visitors from the various parts of India and abroad come to Rajasthan every year to be part of the Holi celebrations. For making the festival memorable tourism department has planned a list of activities on those days.
Jain also added that Braj Mahotsav will start from Bharatpur with popular local sports competitions, such as kabaddi and kho-kho at the Lohagarh Stadium. Besides the festival will be followed by Mehendi and rangoli making, moustache, and turban tying competition events. Moreover, a Mega Night Cultural Evening will be organised on the same day and popular singer Vidya Shah will be gracing the event with her harmonious voice.
The tourism director told that the second day of the festival will be held at Deeg. Here the popular local sports activities like rope pulling, kabaddi, etc., will be organised at the city’s Mela Maidan along with Mehendi art and rangoli making competitions, along with moustache and turban tying events.
On that day visitors will also get the chance to watch a glorious colourful fountain show during the evening, performances by well-known Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi, Rajasthani folk artists, at the iconic Palace of Deeg, will keep them hooked.
Jain stated, “On the closing day, Kaman will host the various forms of Holi including Gulal Holi, Dudh-Dahi Holi, Laddu Holi and Lathmar Holi in the various prominent temples of the city, followed by ‘Shobhayatra’ of Rajasthani folk artists from Gopinath Temple to Vallabh Ji Temple. ‘Krishna Bhajan Sandhya’ and ‘Braj Rasiya Gaayan’ shall mark the conclusion of the Mahotsav.”
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