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Make your Teej Ghewar-licious! Jaipur Beat

Along with the traditional ghewars now one can savour ghewars with a twist that are sure to complement your taste buds. 

The bond of ghewar and Jaipur goes a long way. Made specially during the month of saawan (July/August) – monsoons and around local festivities like Teej, Gangaur, Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) and Makar Sakranti; ghewar is Pink City’s renowned sweet that is eaten in three forms – plain (which is brought home and dipped in sugar syrup or as we call it chashini), plain sweet (but is topped with chopped nuts) or rabri ghewar. Which one do you drool on most?

CAULDRON SISTERS flavoured ghewars

However, as times are evolving, so is this traditional mithai (sweet dish). Pink City girls – Ratika and Richa better known as the Cauldron Sisters, started baking coin ghewars 2years back and on popular demand have ventured into full-size ghewars for this festive season. With a spread of varied flavours to satisfy your palate, these ghewars are a must-try for all those who love the essence of it yet want a refreshing twist to it. And, attention all the chocolate lovers, if you swear by chocolate, you surely can’t resist this scrumptious delight – chocolate ghewar, which is a perfect mix of Jaipuri ghewar flavour and divine chocolate.

Must-have is the Chocolate Ghewar

This disc-shaped sweet looks like honeycomb and is made out of maida (refined flour) and ghee (clarified butter). This batter is further dropped from a height in hot boiling pan of ghee or oil and deep fried. Once golden brown, it is either kept raw or dipped in sugar syrup in case of plain sweet ghewar.

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What is interesting to note about this lip-smacking aromatic mithai is that Jaipur’s ghewar is world famous and is even exported globally. Infact, Paneer Ghewar was invented by Jaipur’s Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar in 1961, after experimenting with kilos of maida and quintals of milk. Not only this, when it comes to gifting specially to a wedded daughter, ghewar tops the mithai list.

Delicious rabri ghevar

This Rajasthani festival Dessert is always a chart topper and savored in different styles. So, this Teej, Jaipur it’s time to try your hands on some chocolate, thandai, rose or mango ghewar’s and bring in some freshness to this traditional sweet dish. And as we said above, if you love chocolate and ghewar, this sinful combo is a must-have!

When you order yours, don’t forget to click a picture and tag us @jaipurbeat

Where to buy: Ghewar is available on almost every sweet shop of Jaipur but for those looking for a Ghewar with a twist, get it from

CAULDRON SISTERS
Contact:
Ratika 9829151769
Richa 9660667781

You can find them on Instagram @ www.instagram.com/cauldron_sisters

Happy Teej to all! 

 

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Let’s Celebrate Teej With Great Zeal In Jaipur

The hues of love, culture and beauty mingled with the tints of heritage, handicrafts and a grand legacy brought down the generations. You are pink, I am pink; for pink is the color that this city leaves in our hearts forever. Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’ was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in November, 1727. Known worldwide for its rich culture and architectural beauty, Jaipur is the largest city of Rajasthan, and its capital too. What makes it different from all other cities is its deeply rooted heritage that houses in itself not just the beauty of traditions and different art forms but also paves way for technological and architectural advancements. Whether it is about festivals or food, travel and tourism or corporal sector, Jaipur has a niche for every possible genre.

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The months of July and August are the most prismatic ones in Jaipur. The city looks dipped into and drunk on rainbows. With the petrichor mixing in with the amazing fragrance of our favourite ‘chai and pakode’ comes again the most voraciously celebrated festival of ‘Teej’. Teej is one of the most colourfully celebrated festivals in Jaipur. It’s all about women dressed in jazzy leheriya, patricoloured lehengas, ‘Mehendi ki khushbu’ and ‘Saawan ke jhule’. And when it comes to Teej, how could we forget our favourite Malai Ghewar!

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Teej falls on the third day after new moon. Teej as a festival is celebrated three times during the Indian month of Shravan, namely Hariyali teej, Kajli Teej, and Hartalika Teej. Badi Teej is celebrated with great zeal and pomp in our Jaipur city. Married women fast for the day and pray to Goddess Parvati for the long lives of their husbands and children. Young girls put on vibrant lehangas and leheriya sarees and enjoy the swings under lush green trees. As magnificent as this festival is, it keeps an immensely important place in the hearts of Jaipurites. We celebrate it with all kinds of food and festive preparations. Jaipur’s Teej celebration is not only famous across the nation, but also known across the globe for its enlivening and pulsing rituals, and traditions.

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The very famous Rajasthani dessert ‘Ghewar’ is the authentic food associated with Teej. Other savoury dishes associated with Teej are ‘Malpua,’ ‘Kesar Jalebi,’ and ‘Mirchi Pakode.’ The mere thought of a kesar jalebi or a delicious malpua melting in our mouths is enough to get us high on love for this festival!

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Besides the amazing excitement among common people for Teej, every year the Rajasthan Tourism carries out a pageant procession that passes from various areas of the old city of Jaipur including Tripolia Bazar, Chaugan Stadium  and Talkatora. Rajasthani folk dances, palanquins, tableaux, vividly ornamented elephants and drama are different parts of this vibrant pageant that takes place on the day of Haryali Teej. Scores of Jaipurites along with national as well as international tourists turn up to enjoy the festivities of this grand pageant. Apart from the common spectators, it also attracts hundreds of photographers and videographers for the extravaganza. Teej Procession is one of the biggest pageant held in Jaipur, over the year.

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Teej, for Jaipurites is not a mere monsoon festival, it is also a feeling of being tied to our colourful roots of Rajasthani tradition, that keep the beauty and avidity for culture alive year after year.

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Must watch Festivals of Jaipur for Tourists!

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Being a highly spirited and spiritual country, festivals are at the heart of people’s lives in India, and Jaipur is one of the most wonderful and lively city in Rajasthan that celebrates each festival with great fervor and enthusiasm. The numerous and varied festivals that are held throughout the year in Jaipur offer a marvelous way of seeing Indian culture and its people’s way of celebrating life at its best. Remarkably, a huge number of tourists from other parts of India and foreign lands flock to Jaipur just to witness and take part in these vivacious festivals celebrated in Jaipur.  As the World Tourism Day is approaching, we at Jaipur Beat want you to be acquainted with all the popular festivals celebrated in Jaipur.

Here we go-

  1. Holi

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The colorful and lively spirited two days festival in Jaipur celebrates the victory of good over evil and the abundance of spring harvest! The fun of exuberantly throwing color powder and water all over each other, dancing on raunchy numbers under water sprinklers with tempting treats of bhang pakodas, thandai and gujiyas is just unexplained!! Holi in Jaipur, which is scheduled for 13th March in 2017, is a fun filled festival to participate if you are happy to get drenched in colors and colorful water 😀

 

  1. Teej Festival 

It is the time of spring when Goddess Parvati meets her beloved Lord Shiva after a long time. While the women in Jaipur pray for long life of their husbands. An elaborate procession of accoutrements with adorned camels, horses and elephants parade through the walled city of Jaipur. And, this procession of Teej is an important tourism activity, which is an experience of lifetime for the travelers and photographers.  Jaipur’s streets can be seen brimming with lehariya fabrics and sarees, the festive dessert Ghewar adds perfect flavor to ignite temptations. Mark your calendar for 24th August 2017, Thursday 🙂 

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  1. Gangaur Festival 

Gangaur Festival is also marked in reverence to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The word is formed from ‘Gan’ and ‘Gauri’Gan is another name of Shiv while Gauri is used to address Parvati. The festival, which will fall on 30th March 2017, is celebrated by women of Jaipur. Similar to Teej, a mesmerizing procession of Goddess Parvati winds magnificently through the Old City of Jaipur via Tripoliya Gate (City Palace) Tripoliya Bazar and Gangauri Bazar with chariots, decorated camels, dancing folk artists, brass bands and royal palanquins for two days.

 

  1. Kite Festival

This is one festival which eliminates all the boundaries between young and old, kid and elders. Many tourists plan their Jaipur vacation in such a way that it falls around Sankranti. A tremendous blend of fun and religious observances, Sankranti is celebrated on 14th January every year and the day is celebrated as Kite Festival. The religious significance of the festival is marked by doing charity and taking an early morning holy dip in Galtaji- the religious water pond in Jaipur.! The Pink City’s sky turns into a canvas of colors with Kites; the spirited sounds of “Woh Kata”, hot pakodas and loud speaker music – each element of Makar Sankranti in Jaipur is worth not to be missed.  As the day fall in the arms of evening a marvelous show of firework and lanterns mesmerizes the onlookers till late night.

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  1. Jaipur Jewellery Show

Jaipur Jewellery Show, to be held on 23, 24, 25, 26 December 2016 at JECC Sitapura, Jaipur.  is one of the most spectacular jewellery shows in entire Asia. Connoisseurs of gems and jewels from across the world visit Jaipur to attend this show of Glitz and glamour. One thing which is synonymous to Jaipur today is its exquisite jewellery. Jaipur’s quintessential jewellery is widely acclaimed not just for its superior craftsmanship but also for emotions that each creation is able to garner. Such is the extensive display of gemstones, rough stones and finished exquisite jewellery that no one can resist admiring this Show.

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  1. Jaipur Literature Festival

World’s largest free literary festival happens in Jaipur ! Every year, everyone, not just in Jaipur, but from all around the world visits the pink city especially for this magnetic festival that keeps getting better every time like the old wine. To get a taste and a glimpse of the literary geniuses from all genres, people swarm in to the Jaipur Literature Festival with a footfall of around 2 lakh in 5 days. Apart from literature, one gets to witness the latest fashion trends, the best eateries, all kinds of cuisines, and a whole new shopping experience at JLF. Save the Dates: 19- 23 January, 2017. 

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Oprah Winfrey at JLF in Jaipur

7. Diwali Festival

The city celebrates the festival of Diwali in its own fashionable manner. As far as eyes could see, there is burst of lights in culturally vibrant Jaipur. Trust us; Jaipur is the best place to experience Diwali festivity where all the streets, shops and buildings are bathed in the magnificence of colorful lights and decorations. The festivities of Diwali will amaze you one week prior and after the October 30th, 2016. 

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With a charm unlike any other city, now you must be knowing why Jaipur has a prominent place on tourists map 🙂

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5 Events in Jaipur to Attend this August

July is over, but there is no end to the events happening in Jaipur. With the very starting of August there are many social events which should be on your checklist this month. So, we are listing here some of the events which you all should surely attend.

1. Teej Festival

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This festival is celebrated all over India but has an immense importance and excitement in Jaipur. Teej is celebrated very passionately in Jaipur and falls in the monsoon months of July-August. The mesmerizing procession of Goddess Parvati winds magnificently through the Old City of Jaipur via Tripoliya Gate (City Palace), Tripoliya Bazar and Gangauri Bazar with chariots, decorated camels, dancing folk artists, brass bands and royal palanquins for two days i.e 5th & 6th August, 2016.

2. Hackathon’16

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Attention! All the technical freaks, who were waiting from too long to learn about hacking, this event is perfect for you all. The event includes Phishing, Keyloggers, Trojans & RAT, Firewalls, Google hacking, Website hacking, etc. It will be happening on 15th August and will be coming to your college soon 😉

3. Jewellers Association Show

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The Jewellers Association Show (JAS) is initiated by The Jewellery Association, Jaipur. The show gives you all the variety of gemstones and the most authentic jewellery collections by the country’s leading manufacturers. It is considered as India’s largest jewellery and gemstone show. So, what are you waiting for? Be prepared for JAS which is from 20th – 23rd August at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre.

4. Rajasthan Style Fest

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Well, this event is already in motion and you should be there before it is over 😉 The Rajasthan Style Fest is the best platform for all the bloggers, models, photographers and designers. The event has been ongoing from 23rd July and will get over on 13th August, there are various venues – Holiday Inn, Diggi Palace, Blackout, OTB and TBD. You should definitely be there and have a great time.

5. Ugesh Sarcar Live Concert

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Do you believe in magic? Well, believe it or not, Ugesh Sarcar is a well known mind magician who has the ability to control your mind. You might think it’s a myth, but Ugesh Sarcar makes it happen 😉 So, on 27th August, he is coming to blow your mind at Deep Smriti Auditorium. Hope you all would believe in some wonders afterwards 😉

See you all, happy august!

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7 Reasons Why Rajasthanis Love Saawan So Much

Rajasthan is a land of many festivals. We enjoy our festivals with great pomp and fervor. As the state is all about colors, there is no wonder that it becomes even more vivid during festivals. Rajasthanis have a special place for Saawan in their hearts as the whole month is full of festivities. Saawan can be touted as the longest festival as every day is a celebration in this month. Besides sprinkles of rain, here are more reasons why we Rajasthanis go crazy about Saawan-

1.Lehariya

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Saawan is the time when the lovely ladies of Rajasthan can show their love for lehariya every single day. Women adore this traditional print but cannot wear it all the time as no one wants to commit the fashion faux pas of repetition. Saawan is the perfect excuse to flaunt vibrant Lehariya prints every day.

 

2.Jhoola

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This month brings back Jhoola on trees. All of us love to swing high on the jhoolas and our inner child becomes really happy in Saawan. Swinging on decorated Jhoolas with friends makes this rainy month special.

 

3.Mehendi and Bangles

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The custom of henna comes back in Saawan. Hands adorned with fragrant orange colors look just beautiful. Every lady loves the jingling sound of bangles but hardly anyone wears them in today’s times. In Saawan, women get to indulge in their love for colorful bangles without having to worry about dress codes.

 

4.Picnics

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The weather turns cooler and there is greenery everywhere. This makes for the perfect setup for picnics with family and friends. So many well maintained, lush gardens in Rajasthan make picnics marvelous.

 

5.Ghewar

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Ghewar is a delicacy that makes Rajasthanis wait one whole year before they can gorge on it again. We love to gorge on the decadent flavors of this sweet every day in Saawan month.

 

6.Saawan Ke Geet

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Dancing on the tunes of Saawan Aayo Re is always fun in this rainy month. Songs related to Hindola (swings), teej, Sawan Ke Jhoole Pade flow in the air of the state throughout Saawan. Ladies sing these folk songs while enjoying rides on a swing.

 

7.Teej

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Teej brings all elements of Saawan together. The festival which pays tribute to Nature is all about women enjoying themselves. They dress up in lehariya, apply henna, bedeck themselves with jewellery and sing while swinging on beautiful jhoolas. Then there is teej procession which splashes cities with many more colors. The dances and other folk performances in teej procession lure not just Rajasthanis but people from every corner of the world.

What’s not to love about Saawan!

 

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Royal Teej Procession in Jaipur

Sawan Month, is one of the holiest Hindu months and is dedicated to Lord Shiva in North India. The month is filled with auspicious days and numerous rituals. The famous Teej festival is also observed in this sacred month.

Teej Festival though, is fêted all over the state, but celebrated at its colorful best in Jaipur. The festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of monsoon, also dedicated to Goddess Parvati and commemorates the day when she was united with Lord Shiva after a penance of a hundred years. The mesmerizing procession of Goddess Parvati winds magnificently through the Old City of Jaipur via Tripoliya Gate (City Palace) Tripoliya Bazar and Gangauri Bazar with chariots, decorated camels, dancing folk artists, brass bands and royal palanquins for two days i.e 17th & 18th August, 2015.

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The traditional procession of Goddess Teej is also the ultimate hub of a large number of folk and cultural programs which is enjoyed by both locals as well as tourists visiting the city during this time.

The entire Teej procession is filled with loads of merriment which is not to be missed if you are in Jaipur.

Date- 17th & 18th August

Venue- Tripoliya Gate, City Palace, Jaipur

Tip- The government of Rajasthan state arranges a special seating area for foreign tourists, for comfortable viewing and to photograph the procession from the terrace of the Hind Hotel opposite Tripoliya gate.

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Jaipur is all set to witness Sawan Teej festival on 30th and 31st July

No better way to experience the vibrant culture of fascinating Jaipur than attending one of its many festivals.

Springs, with a respite from heat and sun’s rage, brought in the spirit of Teej festival,

Teej Festival though, is celebrated all over the state, but celebrated at its colorful best in Jaipur. The festival is fêted to welcome the advent of monsoon, also dedicated to Goddess Parvati and commemorates the day when she was united with Lord Shiva after a penance of a hundred years. The mesmerizing procession of Goddess Parvati winds magnificently through the Old City of Jaipur with chariots, elephants and dancers for two days.

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Other than the traditional procession of Goddess Teej, to showcase the charm and culture of Rajasthan this year ‘Taal Katora Ki Paal’ will also be the hub of a large number of folk and cultural events. Where locals and tourists can enjoy the cultural activities besides enjoying the wonderful sight of colorful 80 ft. fountains at Pondrik Uddyaan. Later the Teej idols will be submerged at Taal Katora pond.

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The tempting aromas of Ghewar being cooked on sweet shops, colourful lehariyas, and blossoming flowers and women folks decked up in their traditional best add more colours to the essence of jovial season.

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Travel Tip

The government of Rajasthan state arranges a special seating area for foreign tourists, for comfortable viewing and to photograph the procession from the terrace of the Hind Hotel opposite Tripoliya gate.

If you are in India around that time of the year, you should try to make arrangements to attend and experience this festival.

Must Carry– Camera to capture elaborated Teej procession

Street Eats– You must try the special Teej sweet, GHEVAR and Feeni

Must Shop– Special tie and die pattern, called LEHARIYA, is only available at this time of year in the shops. Wide variety of handicrafts also available.