When you think of Rajasthan, the first thing that you associate it with is the traditional methods and cultures followed even today. It is in fact and truly a land of culture, traditions, festivities and fairs. In this hard driven world, who has the time to celebrate and follow all the age long traditions? Nevertheless, Rajasthani’s do not believe in half measures and halfhearted celebrations, they have to go all the way, be it festivals or fairs. If you want to see Rajasthan in its true element, Diwali is the time for it. Diwali is one of the most popular festivals in the state of Rajasthan.

The enthusiasm with which people celebrate this festival in Rajasthan elaborates on their zest, passion and importance of this festival. Even a small town of Rajasthan celebrates this festival with tremendous gusto, but the cities of Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaipur give a whole new meaning to the words festivals and celebrations during Diwali.

A common routine on Diwali, like in most of India, includes decorating of one’s homes, buying new clothes, visiting relatives’ place and organizing mass gatherings.

People of Rajasthan are known for their love for food. Ladies indulge themselves in preparation of delicacies like Mawa Kachori, Til Ke Laddo, Gonth ke Ladoo, Piste ke Launj, Moti Pak, Pheeni, Sohan Papdi, Besan Barfi, Jalebi, Shakkarpare and many more.

Diwali is celebrated over a period of five days in Rajasthan like the rest of India and the 2015 calendar for Diwali is as follows:

Festival
Date
Day
Dhanteras, Dhantheran
Dhantrayodashi
Nov 9, 2015
Monday
Roop Chaturdashi,
Kali Chaudas
Nov 10, 2015
Tuesday
Lakshmi Pujan, Chopda Pujan,
Deva Divali
Nov 11, 2015
Wednesday
Muharat Puja, Kali Chaudas
Nov 12, 2015
Thursday
Bhai Dooj,
Yamadwiithiya
Nov 13, 2015
Friday








Diwali Celebrations in Jaipur

Diwali in Rajsthan

During Diwali, Jaipur popularly referred to as the Pink City is enchanting, to say the least. Is it any wonder though, being the capital city of the land known for its traditions and culture to have an unmatched level of vivacity and excitement during Diwali.

Not only the houses and buildings, even the streets and marketplaces are lit up during Diwali casting a spell of enchantment, luster and joy over the city like a warm blanket. As if that is not enough, there are even competitions held for the best-decorated market places, adding to the enthusiasm of the festival.

As Jaipur is not very far from the national capital, Delhi, people looking for a break from the fast, strenuous routine, flock in to Jaipur to join in the festivities, get a first-hand experience of the celebrations and be a part of the biggest festival of Rajasthan

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