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Mewar Festival 2024

Mewar festival 2024 fall on March 27th to 29th. It is an optional holiday in India. 

Mewar festival is a part of the culture and traditions of Udaipur and is celebrated as a World Living Heritage Festival. It is celebrated every year in March or April) with greater joy and enthusiasm. It marks the arrival of spring and also celebrates the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. 

During the festival, Udaipur has a colorful look with bright lights and decorations. Festival activities include processions, singing, dancing, devotional music concerts, and firework displays. Mewar is a very important festival for local women: they will dress up their finest clothes and jewelry and join in the festival. Nowadays, Mewar is not only celebrated by locals, but also it attracts many tourists to visit Udaipur. 

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Mewar Festival 2024 Celebrations Schedule 

The 3-days celebrations include a number of practices that can be split into religious and cultural events

Rajasthan Tourism in association with the Udaipur District Administration organizes Mewar Festival. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, the schedule as given above is subject to changes, limitations, or cancelations at the last moment according to government-imposed pandemic measures. 

March 27th 2024 — The religious Events: Gangaur Procession 

The Gangaur Procession is the most important event of Mewar, and it is mainly celebrated by women. Local women get dressed in their most beautiful new traditional clothes and gather to dress Isar (Lord Shiva) and Gangaur (Goddess Parvati) idols. 

4–6pm: After dressing the idols, they are carried in a huge procession. The route begins from the clock tower and ends at Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichola. Then, the idols are placed in special boats and immersed in the lake. 

Married women pray to their gods for the health of their husbands and family. Single women pray for a good husband. 

The procession ends with a spectacular firework at Gangaur Ghat at about 7 pm. 

March 28th, 2024 — The Cultural Events

Folk performances are held at Gangaur Ghat until 7pm.

Cultural events include traditional dress competitions, local songs, dances, and devotional music concerts. 

March 29th, 2024 — Rural Gangaur Fair at Gogunda 

Gogunda is about 40 km (25 miles) from Udaipur. On 6th April, there will be the Rural Haat Bazaar and Rural Gangaur Procession. You can enjoy the famous Walar dance there during the festival.

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