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This Sawan Season Embark Into a World of Colourful Lehriya

Sawan or Shravan, the holiest month of Hindu calendar is at its inception. Showers of rain comes with the vibrancy of festivities, colours of Lehriya, flavors of sweets and blessing of the ruling Lord Shiva. There is an aura of absolute piousness filled with a sight of religious processions, men and women dipped in the devotional activities.

Sawan, in Rajasthan, is not only a celebratory month but a month which experiences everything draped in the exalting waves of Lehriya.

Lehriya, meaning a ‘Leher’, a wave. In ancient times the wave embodies a craft which brings hope to the arid state of Rajasthan.  Lehriya is like an heirloom, which is our rich heritage, and people adorning themselves in those impeccable waves presents a cultural and spiritual image of Rajasthan. During this season, you could witness Lehriya in all forms ranging from suits, sarees, scarfs, safas, bangles, puppets and whatnot. When in Jaipur you could grab yourself a Lehriya print attire and flaunt yourself clothed in the culture of Jaipur. Listed below are fascinating items in Lehriya:

The tie and dye technique of printing wave on cotton sarees is the only freshness one needs during the humid weather. The plain Lehriya is everyday wear which makes you look vibrant in any season of the year, but women during the festival of Teej or season of Sawan prefer to wear Samudra Rajashahi Leheriya as different colors denote different festivals and meanings.

Safas, Pagdis has been a vital part of our Indian culture and heritage. Men with colourful lehriya safas give a royal visual to anyone who sees them. Despite Safa’s everyday usage, men perceive it as a mark of honour and respect. In Jaipur, you could witness men in such mesmerizing prints which will entice you to grab one safa at least.

Embrace the auspicious month of Sawan with the vivacious hues of Lehriya dupattas and sway like a diva. This season offers an excuse to look elegant every day and flaunt the gorgeous side of yours by swathing yourself in the vibrantly designed lehriya scarfs and rule the streets like a queen.

Lehriya’s richness is a synthesis of fine craft and an elongated process. Plain lehriya is classic but, many people during the festive month desire some additional work. To cater to this need, you can explore the markets of Jaipur and find a wide range of Lehriya suits inclusive of kalamkaari, chalk line, gota patti, sequin, and mirror work.

Sawan and Lehriya are a deadly and admired combination among the Jaipurites as well as the tourists that you will see Lehriya all around the Pink City. You can buy the prints on puppets, bangles and any other traditional item.

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10 Events Happening In Jaipur In The Month Of August

With the onset of monsoon comes a new ray of hope and relief. With the plants going green and flowers coming in their full bloom comes a moment of joy. With the colors blooming from all ends, the festive fever also comes alive. The month-long sawan ka mahina, teej and rakhi comes with the bonding of love and get together not only of families but also of friends.

To make these moments memorable and cherishable, we have got a list of events happening in the month of August in our very own Pink City.

  • Monsoon Tiki Delight

Keeping the spirit of the vibrant and colourful season of Sawan in mind, Pink City’s first and original restro bar on wheels – Steam at the Taj Rambagh Palace is celebrating- ‘Monsoon Tiki Delight’ till 12th August, in which it is offering a whole range of colourful, refreshing monsoon drinks and complimenting it with a choice of vegetarian and non vegetarian satay.

So, Jaipurites it’s time to revel in the spirit of monsoon with the exotic Bacardi Tiki Cocktails.

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Date: 27th July – 12th August

Venue: Steam, Rambagh Palace

  • Mad About Clay Exhibition

Almost all of us have at least once put our hands in clay and tried to give it some shape. Time to relive those days and try a hand onto it. And if you haven’t ever done so, indulge into something new every time and take chances as you never know what may come across as a hidden talent.

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Date: 3rd – 5th August

Venue: Mool Foundation

Lifestyle Exhibitions

  • Jhalak

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To keep you trendy and fashionable this festive season, Jhalak offers you to flaunt all the fashion luxuries under one roof.

Date: 3rd-4th August

Venue: Hotel Holiday Inn

  • Shimmer Rakhi and Lifestyle Exhibition

With the festival of Rakhi just 15 days away, what to gift your sisters must be the main question to ponder about. Come and pick some exclusive handmade and classy gift items to make it a memorable affair for the rest of the life.

Date: 9th-10th August

Venue: Hotel Sarovar Portico

  • Talk Journalism

Often referred to as the 4th pillar of a democracy, media has been and will always be a hyped industry. Amidst all the fun and frolic of the season, some serious talks are a must for a smooth functioning. India’s biggest media and journalism festival – Talk Journalism is here again to discuss and debate about media.

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Date: 10th-12th August

Venue: Fairmont, Jaipur

  • Teej 

Celebrated by the Rajasthani folk women, Teej is a festival that every Jaipurite looks forward to. In Jaipur every year Teej procession is carried out in association with Rajasthan Tourism. The pomp and pagentry of the traditional procession starts out from the Zanani-Deodhi of the City Palace. It passes through Tripolia Bazaar, Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar, Chaugan stadium, and finally converges near the Talkatora. Elephants, old palanquins, chariots, bullock carts, and folk performances are all part of it.

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Date: 13th-14th August

Venue: Tripolia Gate

  • 3rd Edition of World Photography Day

How can world photography day not be celebrated with all the photographers and artists being together on one platform? If you are a photography enthusiast come and witness the 3rd edition of World Photography Day at Lalit Kala Akademi.

Date: 19th – 22nd August

Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi

  • Women’s Adventure Monsoon Drive

Why should boys have all the fun 😉 This time its not the boys but the girls and their jeeps to go for an adventurous ride.

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Date: 20th August

Venue: Kanota

  • Jaipur By Nite Marathon

If you are proud of the city in which you live, its time to run for its historic glory and heritage. So run to experience the Pink City. But before you get down to it, make sure to register yourself at http://www.jaipurbynite.com

JAipur By Nite

Date: 25th August

Time: 7 pm onwards

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur

  • JAS’18

A platform where you can find all the renowned jewellers of the city as well as the country at one destination. If you are interested in jewellery and its know how, this event is a not miss.

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Date: 31st August

Venue: JECC, Sitapura

So, get ready Jaipurites for month long of excitement and celebrations coming your way.

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Vivid Glimpses of Jaipur this Week!

The month of Bhadon or monsoon is full of celebrations, festivities and traditional hustle-bustle in Rajasthan. Especially, the week that was! With Eid-ul-Fitr, Sinjara and Badi Teej spanning the week, Pink City witnessed prayers, celebrations, preparation of traditional recipes and some very colourful cultural events in the city.

There’s no better way to experience the vibrant culture of fascinating Jaipur than attending the festival of Teej, and attending the traditional royal procession, called the Teej Maata Ki Sawari, led by decked up elephants, musical bands, chariots and folk performers through the walled city. Each year it begins from the Tripolia Gate of the City Palace in the evening, and ends with the immersion of the idol in a lake. This time the idol was ssubmerged in the Taal Katora pond. Here are some hues and highlights of the procession:

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Taal Katora: Pondrik Udyaan