All About Famous In jhalawar

Celebration is a way of life in jhalawar as seen in its colourful festivals. Among the better known Fairs & Festivals of jhalawar are

A big cattle fair is held every year in the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) at Chandrabhaga near jhalarpatan. On the full moon night of Kartik purnima, devotees gather to take a holy dip in the river. Folk cultural programmes and group deepdan events are of special interest, and provide ample opportunity to tourists to acquaint themselves themselves with the people of this region, their culture and tradition.

 Gangaur Festival GANGAUR (MARCH / APRIL)
Primarily a festival for women, gangaur is held in honour of the goddess parvati.Women pray for their husbands and unmarried women entreat the goddess for a good groom. Procession are taken out; women draw water from wells, pick flowers and sing hymns.

Rituals and celebrations
To mark this occasion, a large cattle fair is held on the last day of Kartik which also attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over India. The cattle fair which merges religion with commerce is held here and livestock like buffaloes, cows, camels, horses and bullock are brought in this place. Traders from distant areas like Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh gather here and take part in the trading of these animals. The fair also attracts tourists who get an opportunity to interact with the locals and familiarize themselves with their rituals and customs. (DOU 01112007). The Chandrabhaga fair is held every year at Jhalrapatan (6kms from jhalawar) in the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov). The River Chandrabhaga runs here and is considered holy by the people residing in this part of Rajasthan. On the Full moon night of 'Kartik Purnima', thousands of pilgrims take a holy dip in the river. The fair, held on the last day of Kartik, attracts devotees who bathe in the holy waters at this spot which is known as Chandravati. Big cattle fair which blends religion with commerce is held here. Livestock like Cows, horses, buffaloes, camels and bullocks are brought from distant parts for sale. Traders from various parts of Madhya-Pradesh and Maharashtra converge here and brisk trading takes place. The fair provides an opportunity for the tourists to acquaint themselves with the people of this region and their rituals and traditions. Ramganj Mandi is the nearest Railway Station (25kms). jhalawar is well connected to Kota, Bundi and Jaipur. National Highway No.12 passes through jhalawar. Buses are available from all major cities. Temples The sacred and the divine, the lofty and the sublime. Devotion, Love, Compassion. The temples of jhalawar embody all this and much more. Richness in pre-historic architecture and sculptures makes it great in artistic ways.

 Paintings Paintings
Large collection of colorful paintings can be found in jhalawar Garh Palace and jhalawar Museum. Various rulers of jhalawar added beautiful paintings inside the rooms of the palace, which present the glimpses of colorful culture of Hadoti and Rajasthan. These paintings also reflect the lifestyle of rulers of that time. Temples also have glimpses of gods and goddesses in form of ancient paintings. These paintings reflects various plays of gods like Krishna, Vishnu and Rama.

Gupt- & Post-Gupt Temples
At Jhalara Patan on the banks of river Chandrabhaga stands the earliest dated temple of Rajasthan (689 A. D.). Architecture shows elegant and pristine Gupta workmanship. It is the sanctum, vestibule and half man - dapa of the Sheetaleshwara temple at Jhalara Patan.

Bhumij Temples
Coeval with the Solanki temples are the Bhumij temples. Originating in Malwa, the chief characteristic of the style is an ascending string of mini-spires, set between the four cardinal bands of the spire over the sanctum. Sun temple of Jhalara Patan belongs to this category.