Marwar Festival

Location:

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Main Attraction:

Music and Dance Of Marwar region.

Dates 2014:

07-08 Oct.

 

It is a festival devoted to the music and dance of Marwar region. The festival was originally known as Maand Festival. Held for two days on full moon - sharad purnima, folk artists bring to life the myths, legend and folklore of the area.

The festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Ashwin (Sept-Oct) in Jodhpur, the former capital of Marwar Province. The festival has on display the music and dance of the Marwar region. The spirited folk dancers assembled here, perform with gusto and entertain the audience with Rajasthani folklore.These folk artists bring to life the myth and legends of the area and sing songs in memory of the brave heroes. Other attractions of the festival include horse riding and horse polo. Various other competitions are also held during the festival.

 
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