Marwar Festival Jodhpur
The most popular Jodhpur festival is the Jodhpur
Marwar Festival. It is held every year in memory of
the heroes of Rajasthan. Marwar Festival of Jodhpur,
Rajasthan was originally known as the Maand
Festival. The festival is held in the month of
Ashwin. Ashwin is a Hindu month between
September-October. The Marwar festival in Jodhpur,
India is celebrated during the full moon of Sharad
Poornima. It goes on for two days.
The main attraction of this festival is the folk music centered on the romantic lifestyle of Rajasthan's rulers. The music and dance of the Marwar region is the main theme of this festival. The folk dancers and singers assemble at the festival and provide lively entertainment. These folk artists give others a peek into the days of yore, of battles and of the heroes who still live on through their songs.
Among other attractions at the festival, is the camel tattoo show and polo. The venue of this festival includes the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mandore and Mehrangarh Fort
JODHPUR INTERNATIONAL DESERT KITE FESTIVAL
The International kite festival of Jodhpur, Rajasthan began only a few years. However, even in such a short span of time, it has become quite popular. In the Jodhpur International Desert Kite festival, the best kite flyers from India as well as rest of the world take part. The aim is to show of your kite flying skills. A lot of excitement surrounds this festival.
Generally, the date of this Kite Festival in India is 14th January (Makar Sankranti). It is a three-day festival, held at the Polo Ground in Jodhpur. Air Force helicopters also release a large number of kites from above. Hundreds of schoolchildren also release balloons. During the kite festival, the sky gets filled up with kites of various designs and colours. There is a lot of enthusiasm among the people also regarding this festival. It reaches the highest point when a kite gets cut.