All About Famous In tonk

Camel sacrifice on Id-ul-Zuha tonk
While offering "Qurbani" the sacrificial slaughter of sheep and or goat to the almighty on Id-ul-zuha is popular among Muslims,the successors of erstwhile Nabab of tonk are still living up the 200-year-old tradition of camel sacrifice on this day. Despite protests from a quarter of animal lovers, the ritual of "camel sacrifice" was performed behind the closed door in the royal Mubarak Mahal in tonk town today. Qurbani is an act performed on Eid-ul-Zuha with the desire to seek the Allahs blessings. The people of the Kashmir valley who had also been traditionally sacrificing goat, sheep or cow on this day, have of late added another sacrificial animal camel to the list for the past some years. But the goat and sheep sacrfice is most popular.

Teej Festival
Teej is the festival of swings. It marks the advent of the monsoon month of Shravan (August). The monsoon rains fall on the parched land and the pleasing scent of the wet soil rises into the air. Swings are hung from trees and decorated with flowers. Young girls and women dressed in green clothes sing songs in celebration of the advent of the monsoon. This festival is dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, commemorating her union with Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati is worshipped by seekers of conjugal bliss and happiness. An elaborate procession is taken out in tonk for two consecutive days on the festive occasion which is watched by people in large numbers. The Teej idol is covered with a canopy whereas the Gangaur idol is open.

Gangaur Festival
 Gangaur Festival The Gangaur Festival is the most important local festival of Rajasthan and is observed throughout the state with great fervour and devotion by womenfolk who worship Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva. Gan is a synonym for Shiva and Gaur, which stands for Gauri or Parvati who symbolises 'saubhagya'. Gauri is the embodiment of perfection and conjugal love, which is why the unmarried women worship her for being blessed with good husbands, while married women do so for the welfare, health and long life of their spouses and a happy married and long life of their life.

Sheetla Mata Fair
The Sheetla Mata Fair is held in March-April, the month of Chaitra on Krishna Paksh, in village Seel-Ki-Doongri . Doongri is a hillock on top of which the shrine of Sheetla Mata stands. The fair is held in her honor for a day every year. The fair attracts hordes of visitors from far and wide. People believe that epidemics spread because of the wrath of Sheetla Mata and hence they worship her and make offerings so that she may be pacified. The deity is represented by a red stone. A temporary market comes up at the fair and the rural folk can be seen trading in wares such as shoes, clothes, foodstuff, utensils and agricultural implements A cattle fair is also organised during the fair. The village Seel-Ki-Doongri is situated beside a tank known as Band Sheodungri. It lies on the Jaipur-Kota road 35 kms south-east of Jaipur and 5 km from the tehsil headquarter, Chaksu. The nearest rail head is Chaksu on the Jaipur-sawai madhopur section of Western Railway. Regular buses are available on the Jaipur-Kota, Jaipur-tonk, Jaipur-Deoli routes which pass by this village.