Kajali Teej Festival

Teej : A Starter Festival for Festivals
(Time of Festival – Celebrated in the month of August/Sept.)

The Teej , essentially a ladies festival is dedicated to Gauri commemorating her union with Shiva. Kajli Teej is thus a religious and cultural manifestation of the same. Besides the Shravani and Bhadon ki Teej, the local Kajli Teej, is a special attraction for the foreign tourists . It is celebrated in Bundi on the third day of Bhadra Pad whereas it is takes place on the third day of Shravana at other places in the state. The fest is particularly vibrant with the traditional procession of the goddess in a decorated palanquin which passes through the main bazaar and the streets. A sight of the idol Teej on the two days is considered auspicious and people from all walks of life attend the fiesta. The procession has decorated elephants, camels, horses, bands, performing artists and folk performers.

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The festival is celebrated with absolute grandeur, traditional songs & dance and fairs. Further, all ladies beautify themselves with colorful Rajasthani dress, henna, Vermillion, bangles, and bindi. They worship Goddess Parwati (Teej). In the evening a beautiful palanquin of Goddess Teej is taken across the city along with some decorated elephants, horses, & camels. Cultural programs are organized in the evening in which local artists and those from Hadoti region perform.Though the Teej procession is carried out only on two days, celebrations continue up to the 8th day culminating on Janmashtami, birthday of Lord Krishna. Involving in this ceremony of Teej gives a memorable lifetime experience.

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