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Decoding the Significance of the Festival of Lights

 

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Diwali, as we all know, is the grand festival that is celebrated all over the country with new full zeal every year. It is also one of the most important festivals for Jaipur and Jaipurites, as here it is observed for a full 5 days. During this time entire Pink city is decked up, and all monuments and buildings are lit up which makes the city truly beautiful and full of splendour. The preparations start almost a month ago when Jaipurites starts cleaning the house, and decorating it because Diwali is not just a day-long affair for us but it is a complete five-day long event. And we believe to celebrate each and every day of Diwali with full passion. But did you know the significance of all these five days?

Let’s get a bit of knowledge about our favourite 5 Diwali days-

Dhanteras

Dhanteras which is also known as “Dhanvantari Trayodashi” is the first day of the five days of Diwali celebration. The legend behind celebrating Dhanteras is that the ocean was churned by Gods and demons to get Amrita or nectar. Dhanvantari (known as physician of Gods) had emerged out with a jar of elixir from the ocean. That is why this day is celebrated as Dhanteras.

It is believed that buying things such as gold or silver coins, jewellery, new utensils or other new things is the sign of Lakshmi coming home whole year. On this day Jaipur markets like Tripolia Bazaar, Johari Bazaar gets all bustled up with the people as everyone is busy buying the things.

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Roop Chaturdashi

The second day is Roop Chaturdashi which is also known as Naraka Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudas or Choti Diwali. After a month-long cleaning of the home, it is time to deck up ourselves. It is believed that on this day it is very important to take care of one’s body and also improving one’s appearance through external means. In the old days, women used to apply ubtan to get that natural glow and now they go to parlours to get the festive look.

Whatever you opt for, this day signifies that you need to glow & shine like Diwali lights.

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This is the main day and marks the return of Lord Rama along with wife Sita to their kingdom from 14 year-long exile after defeating Ravana. When Rama, Sita and Lakshaman were back, the people of Ayodhya celebrated the return of their king by illuminating the earthen diyas and bursting firecrackers. Hence, Diwali is the celebration of Homecoming. We light up homes, wear new clothes, prepare lots of delicacies and offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi. No matter where you are Jaipurites love to come back home to be with their family, and this is the true essence of this festival of Diwali.

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Govardhan Pooja

The fourth day is Govardhan Pooja or Annakoota, people show their gratitude towards Lord Krishna by offering various types of food. The story behind this day is that, once Lord Indra got angry for the villagers had stopped offering him lavish meals which in return he promised good rains for their crops. So he flooded the village and soon it was underwater. Lord Krishna then came to their rescue by lifting the huge Govardhan Mountain on his little finger.

Bhai Dooj

Last day is called Bhai Dooj which celebrates the love of brother and sister. On this day, women pray to God for the long and prosperous lives of their brother and apply ‘tilak’ on their foreheads. According to mythology, on this day Yamraj visited his sister Yami, where she welcomed him with an aarti, applied tilak and offered sweets. Moved by his sister’s love he declared that any brother who received ‘tilak’ from his sister shouldn’t be afraid of death.

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Now, that you know the significance of the five days of Diwali, go ahead and take part in the rituals and celebrations this Diwali with great enthusiasm. But remember to play eco-friendly Diwali and avoid bursting crackers for the sake of our environment.

Wishing you all a Joyful & Safe Diwali!

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Diwali: Then Vs Now

Nostalgia is a beautifully relaxing feeling. Every time we think of the good old days, they leave our faces with a chipper yearning grin. Now is the time for Diwali, we want to take you back into the good old days – we want to make you smile, enjoy and laugh. We want to remind you of how celebrating Diwali with family was as compared to what it is now. So, let’s reminisce the memorable moments and see how amusingly life has changed, and how adulting has changed us:

Freedom to eat- 

Then: Literally gorging on every other mithai.

Now: No more sweets please for me! I am on the Keto Diet.

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Celebrating with family

Then: Looking like a family straight outta Hum Saath Saath Hain.

Now: Trying to juggle between marriage/work/college life and family life.

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Enjoying Holidays

Then: At least 10 days holiday from school.

Now: Getting barely 3 days holiday at work.

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Bursting crackers

Then: Bursting crackers till 2:00 am.

Now: Realising we were unaware of the environmental damage it did and shifting to No crackers wali Diwali.

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Receiving gifts 

Then: Receiving lots of chocolates and sweets from all the uncles, aunties and padosies.

Now: Worrying about giving gifts to everyone!

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100 metres away from Rangoli rule

Then: “Do not play near the rangoli!”

Now: “Rangoli banane mein madat karna zara”

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No-makeup rule

Then: Dreaming of wearing mom’s makeup.

Now: Wearing your own collection!

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No tension of cooking snacks and decorations

Then: Playing in the streets.

Now: “Beta baazar jaakar 2 kilo gende ke phool le aa!” or Let’s do some decorations

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Buying earthen diyas

Then: Buying earthen diyas and decorating them at home.

Now:  Buying readymade fancy diyas. Who has got that much time?

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Visiting family and friends

Then: Being dragged to others’ homes by mom and dad for Diwali Milan

Now: Sending WhatsApp wishes.

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Times may have changed but we still cheer up when it’s Diwali time while fondly cherishing some old memories.

Tag your family and remind them of your beautiful festive journey! 😀

 

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Events to look forward to this October | Jaipur Beat

The Pink City is already buzzing with lots of action with the arrival of the festival season. From dandiya nights, workshops to exhibitions and lots more! This month has a sack full of fun-packed events to make this festive month even more exciting. So brace yourself as the fun is about to begin and we are sure you don’t want to miss out the electrifying events happening in our very own Jaipur. Get set to experience the city at it’s vibrant best.

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1. Abhivyakti Garba Mahotsav

Date- 1st – 5th October

Venue- Housing Board Ground

3. Dandiya Raas “JAIPUR JALSA-2019”

Date- 5th October

Venue- Hotel Jaipur Heritage

3. Jaipur Garba Night

Date- 6th October

Venue- Jai Club Children Lawn

4. Dhol Baje Re Dandia

Date- 6th October

Venue- Kanchan Kesari Village Resort

5. Amazon Great Indian Festival

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Date- 29th September- 4th October

6. Flipkart Big Billion Days

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Date- 29th September- 4th October

7. A Touch of Class

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Date- 2nd – 7th October

Venue- JECC, Sitapura

8. Jaipur Youth Festival

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Date- 5th – 7th October

Venue- Tamara Garden, Durgapura

 

9. Gourmet Getaway Food Festival 2019

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Date- 9th – 13th October

Venue- Multiple Locations

10. Woman Up Jaipur Summit 2019

 

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Date- 14th – 16th October

Venue- Hotel Grand Uniara

 

Mark your calendars as the October month is about to get super interesting with the event listed above!

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Lifestyle Exhibition in the Festive Month of October|Jaipur Beat

The festive season is around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited about it for its festive spirit is all around the city. The city is drenched in colours and is buzzing until late at night especially the markets. Festival season means buying new things for your home and for yourself and that is why there’s a boom in the markets at this time of the year. If you have already explored the city markets, you can check out these mind-blowing lifestyle exhibition. So, make some space in your wardrobe and go shopping at-

 

1. Varam

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Date- 30th Sept – 2nd Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Venue- D-2 Janpath, Shyam Nagar

2. Jaipur Lifestyle Expo 2019

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Date- 1st – 2nd October

Time- 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Grand Uniara

3. The Craft Collective

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Date- 1st – 2nd October

Time- 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Venue- Ritu Kedia For Exclusive, Civil Lines

 

4. Jhalak Fashion Exhibition

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Date- 1st – 3rd October

Time- 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Venue- Jaipur Marriott Hotel

 

5. Festive Fever Jaipur | Funky Fish

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Date- 3rd October

Time- 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Holiday Inn

 

6. India Shopping Expo 2019

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Date- 4th – 6th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue- B. M. Birla Auditorium

 

7. The Urban Thaat

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Date- 4th – 5th Oct

Time- 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue- Hilton, Hawa Sadak, Jaipur

8. Dahleez Diwali Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 9th – 10th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Fort Lounge, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Adinath Nagar, Jaipur

 

9. Lagan Mandap Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 10th – 11th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Holiday Inn, Jaipur City Centre, Jaipur

10. Desi Bazaar: Indian Designer Haat Bazaar with Festive Vibes

 

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Date- 10th – 11th October

Time- 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Venue- Bhatia Bhawan Jaipur

11. Hidden Treasures Winter Festive Edit

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Date- 11th – 12th October

Time- 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Diggi Palace

12. Shimmer- Diwali Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 12th – 13th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Sarovar portico

 

13. Blooming Tassels

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Date- 14th – 15th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Bais Godown, opp godown no.5, Jaipur

14. The Luxury Living

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Date- 15th – 16th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Holiday Inn Jaipur city centre, Sardar Patel Road

15. Labels Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 17th – 18th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Grand Uniara

16. The Royale Flea

 

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Date- 17th – 20th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 09:30 PM

Venue- Barwada House, Jacob Road, Ajmer Road, Civil Lines

 

17. City Flea | City Shor

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Date- 18th – 19th October

Time- 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Home Café By Mr. Beans

 

18. Patola Bandhej- Banarasi Diwali Exhibition

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Date- 18th – 20th October

Time- 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Venue- KK Square, Prithviraj Road, C-Scheme

19. Numaish Premium Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 19th – 20th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Royal Orchid, Tonk Road

 

20. DOR – A Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 19th – 20th October

Time- 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue- Gulabi Nagari, Bani Park

 

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Fun-Filled Events in the Month of September

With the monotonous life routines what keeps us going are the frolicsome events that release the stress off from our mind for time being. Beyond culture and heritage, Jaipur is also growing into an entertaining hub and with the blend of culture, art and modernity Pink City has become one hell of a happening place. And that is why every month we bring to you the list of all the events happening around the city.

So, buckle up as the upcoming month is going to be Legen-wait for it…Dary! LEGENDARY!

  1. Awaaz Studio Original Covers

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Date & Time: 1st September, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

Venue: Clarks Amer

 

  1. Ganesh Chaturthi

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2nd September

It’s that time of the year again when the world celebrates the birthday of its legendary god by grooving on these beats. There’s fun, madness and passion in this festival of Ganesh Chaturthi  in Jaipur.

 

  1. The Underdogs |Jaipur 2.0

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Date & Time: 1st September, 5 pm

Venue: Fat Lulu’s

 

  1. NAAV September Soiree’

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Date & Time: 6th – 7th September, 11 am- 8 pm

Venue: 130, Frontier Colony, Adarsh Nagar

 

  1. The Monsoon Festival Design Mela

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Date & Time: 6th – 7th – 8th September, 11 am- 8 pm

Venue: Jaipur Modern Kitchen

 

  1. AM:PM Trunk Show

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Date & Time: 6th September, 11 am- 7 pm

Venue: Grand Uniara Hotel

 

  1. Stage Adda Presents – Sundeep Sharma Live

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Date & Time: 7th September, 7 pm- 9 pm

Venue: 360° Jaipur

 

  1. Baatein, Expressions Workshop

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Date & Time: 7th– 8th September, 11 am- 5 pm

Venue: Olive Restaurant

 

  1. Aadab Arz Hai!! Open Mic 5.0 Jaipur Chapter

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Date & Time: 8th September, 2 pm- 5 pm

Venue: Royal kitchen

 

  1. Rajasthan Box Cricket League

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Date & Time: 13th – 16th September, 4 pm- 9 pm

Venue: Rishikul Vijay School

 

  1. India Kids Fashion Week 2019

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Date & Time: 15th September. 11 am- 8 pm

Venue: Jaipur Marriott

 

  1. Fold Unfold- Basics of Origami

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Date & Time: 18th – 22nd September, 3 pm

Venue: The Open Space Society

 

  1. Punchliners Comedy Show ft Anirban Das Gupta

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Date & Time: 21st September, 8:30 pm

Venue: TA-BLU, Clarks Amer

 

  1. Jaipur By Nite

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Date & Time: 27th September, 6 pm- 11 pm

Venue: City Palace

 

  1. Navyata Exhibition

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Date & Time: 29th – 30th September, 10 am- 9 pm

Venue: Rajput Sabha Bhawan

 

  1. Aspiration Diwali Edition

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Date & Time: 30th Sep – 1st Oct, 10:30 am- 6 pm

Venue: Rambagh Palace

 

 

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Things every brother and sister can relate to-Happy Rakshabandhan!

There’s no better bond than of a brother and sister who have grown up together with lots of fights and being each other’s partner in crime. Every year on this auspicious occasion sister ties a sacred thread on their brother’s wrist and he vows to protect her from all adversity.

This festival celebrates the bond of siblings that holds a special place in our heart despite all the fights. But, are we celebrating it the right way or just carrying on the old tradition?

Happy Rakshabandhan

Over the years we have been fighting over the patriarchy and making this world a gender-neutral place, so how can we celebrate this festival that goes against the will of women empowerment. Through this festival, we are setting an example for our children of how women will always need a man’s protection. Raksha Bandhan needs to move on from the old age tradition to a non-patriarchal and gender-neutral way.

Happy Rakshabandhan

This year tie a rakhi on your sister’s wrist and the two of you can take a vow to love each other & have each other’s back and can exchange gifts between the two.

Happy Rakshabandhan

Let’s make this festival a celebration of sibling love!

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Amazing Road Trips from Jaipur during Monsoon!

It’s never late to plan an amazing road trip! After all, you have worked for the first 3 days of the week and you got a midweek break on account of Independence day and Rakhshabandhan. Let’s embark on a long drive as there are a lot of places in and around Jaipur that shows how beautiful the surroundings of the city are when it rains.

 

1.     Bhangarh

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Hiking on a blissful and adventurous break at Bhangarh and discovers the secrets of the Haunted Ruins of Rajasthan along with heritage scenery is not a bad idea.

Bhangarh is situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan and is known to be India’s most haunted place. The remains of Bhangarh Fort are informative enough to take you on a mesmerizing journey, of the reminiscence from the past. It’s just not the place, but the route also gives whimsical experience especially during monsoon. Get down anywhere, take pictures but remember to come back before it gets dark as there is no place to stay there.

2.     Ramgarh

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If you love passing through numerous anicuts, waterfalls and lush green forest patches, filled with an abundance of natural beauty, Ramgarh is the place to go.

If you want to stay, here’s for you a rustic The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge which was originally the hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Far from the bustle of the city, it is still favoured by tourists those who want to relive the glorious kingly life that once was lived by Maharaja of Jaipur.

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3.     Chandlai Lake

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When you want to be a part of a picture-perfect scenic view, Chandlai lake is the best spot for you to pose in front of. The unsung beauty is a small lake, 30 km from the city, to experience the most peaceful picnic you need. No wonder you’ll get a bunch of beautiful pictures.

 

4.     Kukas

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Take a drive on a Delhi National Highway, towards Kukas. Away from the chaos, this place has many luxurious hotels like Fairmont, JW Marriott, Le Meridien, Jaibagh palace and lots more. The crisp enlivening Aravali air envelopes you as soon as you take off in your vehicle on this charming highway covered with verdant greens.

A perfect getaway where you can experience top-notch facilities and fine dining. You can either plan for a lunch with your family or plan a one night stay in any of these places. Sit back, relax, indulge in delicious food.

 

5.     Bundi

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Monsoon is the best time to see Bundi in Rajasthan in full glory as it comes alive with lush greenery and waterfalls. The Aravalis are prettier than ever when it rains and the journey becomes super exciting. The quaint little town is  36 km away from Kota is dotted with pretty lakes, waterfalls, nature trails during monsoon. The idyllic landscape will persuade you to stay back for a day or two.

One wouldn’t believe their eyes after witnessing the scenic view that Bundi has despite being part of dry Rajasthan!

 

6.     Pushkar

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Take a six-lane beautiful highway up to Ajmer and continue to Pushkar through the hilly serpentine road. The temple city of Pushkar raises the spirit of all during the monsoon time when its surroundings brims with lively mesosphere. Gorge on the world-famous Maalpuas of Pushkar or just feel the hippie vibes at one of the many cafes in the town.

Come back with a lot of memories!