Traditional Colors Sprinkled At Gangaur Ghat
6th April 2011. One of the whopping & eminent festival of Gangaur was blissfully celebrated at Gangaur Ghat. The magnificient event was organized by District Administration & Tourism Department Of Udaipur. Sumita Saroch was the head organizer. A long series of Tableaus, were performing awe-inspiringly. The performers came in groups from distant districts like Baadmer, […]
6th April 2011. One of the whopping & eminent festival of Gangaur was blissfully celebrated at Gangaur Ghat. The magnificient event was organized by District Administration & Tourism Department Of Udaipur. Sumita Saroch was the head organizer.
A long series of Tableaus, were performing awe-inspiringly. The performers came in groups from distant districts like Baadmer, Bharatpur, Ajmer & Jaipur. Traditional vibes filled the air.
Everyone including the ebullient foreigners, were on their toes just to get a glance at the performance. All performances & tableaus depicted not just the culture of our colorful Rajasthan but also many inspiring themes like Save Water, Clean Udaipur-Green & prevention of female foeticide & female foe were propagated by them.
Initial few performers include Lal Aangi Dandiya Gair group , who did the dance with Shields. Rajmali Samaj, Who also got the first Prize in the competition, gave superb performance.
The eye catching moment was floating Royal Boats. Kalbelian, (a type of folk dance, which is slow dance with circular waist movements) by Oddh Samaj, was performed on the Shahi Boat, Gangaur. The view was spectacular from Boats.
There was Kacchi Ghodi dance by Banwari lal Jaat & Group in which folk performers wore turban & kurta with Dhoti and perform with a wood horse structure stucked around their waist.
When the spell bounding series of stage dances begun, everybody felt mesmerized and eyes were glued to the stage. No one cared, how packed the spot was, but Udaipurites were dying to have a glimpse of the dances.
The first stage folk performance was Langa & Maniyas group, who have a huge hand in keeping the royal and distinct culture alive.
Mohini Devi Parihar & group gave an outstanding singing performance on the Maand (A welcome Song-Padhaaro Mhaare Des).
An awesome performance was Chari Dance, in which performers carry fire lit pots on their heads and dance. Fire is a symbol of Purity in Indian Culture.
The show could not be called “done” without the famous Ghoomar, which made everyone smile.
The stupendous performance was by Jiten Parashar group (Bharatpur), which outshined all other performances. It included The super unique Peacock Dance with Radha Rani. The theme was Brij or Barsana’s Holi, which is played by flowers not by colors. Performers sprinkled flowers everywhere at the end of the dance.
Rajmali Group stood first for most beautifully decorated Gangaur and Isar idols, followed by Khar Bhoi & Marukumawat Sansthan in 2nd & 3rd place respectively.
The groups (samaj) who participated were Marukumawat Group, Khar Bhoi Samaj, Marwadi Gacha Samaj, Mali Samaj, Lodha Samaj, Kshatriya Jeengar Samaj, Vaseeta Samaj, Jaat Samaj, Khateek Samaj, Purbia Samaj, Shani Maharaj Samaj, Oddh Samaj, Rajmali Samaj, Shakyawal Samaj, Lakahar Samaj, Suryavanshi Samaj & Salwi Samaj.
The grand Gangaur event increased the oneness in Rajasthan & beauty of the culture. These kind of cultural programs are a huge contributor to promote and keep the tradition alive specially when our Mewari culture is on the verge of extinction.
Check out the complete set of photographs by UT Team covering the entire event.