An auspicious day of first Monday of the Hindu month Shravan (saawan)
was celebrated with extreme sanctity. A day long fast was observed while the traditional social-fair at Gulab Bagh pulled hundreds of people in evening, especially women who consider this day as having great religious importance.
Udaipur’s famous garden Gulab Bagh witnessed people turning in large numbers at the grand fair of Shravan Somwar, also known as Sukhia Somwar, women clad in traditional Rajasthani attires were seen taking pleasure of the weather as the some parts of the city received rain in the morning. Sawan is considered as the month of Lord Shiva, many religious activities are perform in this month in India which includes prayers, communal gatherings, fasts and religious sermons . The dates of Shraavan Somwar, however, varies in different regions of India ,like this year in North India July 18 and 25, August 1, 22 and 25 will be considered as the day of Shraavan Somwar while in South India including Maharasthra and Gujarat the dates will be August 1, 15, 22 and 29. Here are some snaps covering people enjoying the fair at Gulab Bagh.