Pink city Jaipur could be seen draped in the vibrant colours of the famous Teej Festival 2 days ago on the 5th and 6th of August. While Teej is celebrated all across the state of Rajasthan, it’s the most remarkable in Jaipur. This wonderful monsoon festival truly brightens up the Jaipur streets with colourful processions, artists performing different stuff, decorated elephants, vibrant colours and sound.
Here we bring you a few glimpses from the latest Teej celebrations in the city of Jaipur, which filled the entire city with pure festival bliss.
1. An artist plays a horse, getting into the body of a crafted horse and entertains people on the streets of Jaipur’s walled city.
2. Teej celebration commemorates the strong marriage bond of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, who reunited after 100 years of separation. Married women dress in their finest clothes to take part in the Teej procession.
3. Artists dress up as different gods and perform tales from mythology to capture the attention of the people present there.
4. Thousands of people gather to see the procession; an elephant adorned with coloured paint and jewels passes by the crowded streets of Jaipur.
5. A group of artists perform the popular Kalbelia folk dance of Rajasthan creating an absolute traditional aura.
6. The Teej Goddess idol passing by with full pomp and show in Jaipur’s Teej Procession.
7. A closer look at the idol.
8. This man was standing on sticks. Not just standing but actually walking on long sticks attached to his feet. What awesome balance!
9. These women danced joyfully with bright and beautiful ghaghras in their hands. Another folk dance form this is!