Agra Fair and Festivals
Much famous and much-loved cultural fair of Agra, Taj Mahotsav is organized annually for ten days during February. Shilpgram (the Crafts Village), the chosen venue for this fair is close to Taj. Here, one can find extensive display of arts, crafts and culture of India along with classical dance and song performances. 'Mushairas' and 'Ghazal' programmes by the well-known Indian artists. Children love to ride on camels and elephants in the vane while one can taste traditional Indian delicacies at the luring stalls here. The colorful celebrations welcome the spring with a feast of Indian cuisine
, dance and music, cultural displays and show of arts and crafts.A brainchild of Uttar Pradesh Tourism
, Taj Mahotsav
is an event to lure the tourists and acquaint them with the legendary skills of Indian master craftsmen and the finesse of Indian fine arts. It also showcases the rich legacy of India. It commences with a splendid Mughal-style march stress bedecked elephants, richly decorated camels, drumbeaters and folk artists. Taj Mahotsav
is best play to witness marble inlay work, wood carvings from Saharanpur, brass wares from Moradabad
, handmade carpets of Badohi
, the blue pottery of Khurja
, the Chikan
work of Lucknow and the silks of Banaras, all at one place. The Crafts Fair and the Food carnival of Taj Mahotsav have their own charm. The folk dance such as Dundelkhand
' of Uttar Pradesh, 'Sapera'
dance of Rajasthan, the dance of snake charmers and Lavani
of Maharashtra have always captured the attention of tourists.
Bateshwar is just 70 km from Agra and is names so after the presiding divinity of the region, Baneshwar Mahadeo
. It is an central religious and cultural center boasting
of 108 temples
of the a variety of gods and goddesses of Hindus. Bateshwar Fair is prepared here annually during the months of October or November in the honor of Lord Shiva for a month. Thousands of devotees visit the site to take holy dips in River Yamuna
and contribute in the stock and Cattle Fair
, which is famed in the nearby areas.
Ram Barat Festival:
The special marriage march of Sri Ram
, held yearly at Agra, is known as 'Rambarat'
and precedes Dussehra
. It is a part of 'Ramlila', the performance of life of Rama that trimmings with killing of Ravana
, on the day of Dussehra. Its area of expertise lies in the beautiful 'jhankis'
of the deities and the particular set of the palace set at the selected venue as 'Janakpuri', the palace of Raja Janak
who was the father of Goddess Sita
. A major fair is prepared in the locality and thousands of people call the venue to see the fair and attend the complicated imperial wedding of the heavenly deities. The procession starts from Lala Channomalji Ki Baradari
for the Janakpuri
place and passes through different parts of the town. Special chariot covered with silver leaves is used as the mount of Ram while his brothers rise the elephants. The elaborate and important headgears look stunning. Teenaged boys play the female characters of the drama.
Held at Kailash temple in the honor of Lord Shiva, 12 km from Agra, Kailash fair is celebrated to commemorate the appearance of Lord Shiva in the form of a stone lingam here in the monsoon months of August and September. The major fair attracts devotees from all the nearby areas.
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