The Hariyali Amavasya Fair is an annual event held in the city of Udaipur. This year, the fair will take place on July 17 and 18, 2023. The venue for the fair will be Fateh Sagar Paal and Saheliyon ki Bari area road. On the first day of the fair, both women and men will be allowed to participate, while on the second day, entry will be limited to women only. Hariyali Amavasya Festival is a vibrant and significant celebration observed in various parts of India. It typically falls on the Amavasya (new moon) day in the Hindu month of Shravan (July-August), which marks the beginning of the monsoon season.
A meeting of the cultural committee of the corporation was convened under the leadership of Chairman Chandrakala Boliya to discuss the preparations for the Hariyali Amavasya Fair. Various cultural activities have been planned for the fair, including performances of Kalbelia Dance, Ghoomar Dance, Rajasthani Dance, as well as the 13 Taal and 9 Taal dances. Additionally, it was decided that the fair's stage will be erected at a height of 8 feet. The meeting was attended by committee members Arvind Jharoli, Sonika Jain, Karanmal Jharoli, Neha Kumawat, Madhuri Rathore, and Deepika Chowdhary.
The Significance of this festival:
"Hariyali" translates to "greenery" or "green," symbolizing the rejuvenation of nature during the rainy season.The festival is dedicated to worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, along with other deities associated with fertility, agriculture, and nature. Malpua, the famous sweet dish, takes center stage during this festival. People celebrate Hariyali Amavasya by offering prayers, performing rituals, and engaging in joyful activities. During the festival, many regions organize fairs and cultural events where people gather to enjoy various traditional performances, music, dances, and folk arts. The fairs often feature traditional games, stalls selling local handicrafts, and delicious regional cuisine. Hariyali Amavasya Festival holds significance for farmers as they seek blessings for a prosperous agricultural season ahead. It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati during this time brings good fortune, abundant rainfall, and a bountiful harvest.
Source: Rajasthan Patrika