Brij Festival :
Festival Date : Feb 2 - Feb 4,
Main Attraction : Raslila Dance.
One of the most important festivals of Bharatpur is the Braj Festival which takes place in Bharatpur every year before Holi. The festival is dedicated to Lord Krishna who had spent his childhood in the Braj region. The festival displays the Indian culture and rich mythology of the Indian society. Also famous by the name of Braj Mahotsava, the festival lasts for three days in the Shukl Paksh in the month of Phalgun according to the Hindu calendar.
Rasleela is organised on the occasion of this festival. Folk songs are sung by the local singers and the whole town is decorated with colours.
The Braj festival is also organised to attract the tourists from different parts and regions.
Gangaur is one of the oldest and the most important festivals of Rajasthan. It is celebrated in all the districts of the State with equal excitement. Gangaur literally means the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The festival is all about worshipping Goddess Parvati. Married women pray to the goddess for the prosperity of their husbands and family while the unmarried women pray to get a good husband in future.
Gangaur festival is celebrated in the Chaitra Month (March) every year. According to the Hindu calendar, this month starts the New Year for Hindus. This month also marks the end of winter season and the beginning of summers.
Gangaur is an eighteen-day festival and is celebrated with full zeal and excitement.
Teej is another important festival of Rajasthan. It is similar to Gangaur wherein the women worship Goddess Parvati and pray for the well-being of their husbands.
Ladies wear new clothes and adorn themselves with jewellery. They gather at a common place and pray to the goddess. Females swing to welcome ‘Saawan’.
‘Ghevar’ and ‘Pheeni’ are the sweets of the occasion.
Jaswant exhibition is held in the months of September- October during Dussehra celebrations every year.