Mewar Festival is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is observed in Udaipur in Rajasthan. It is a celebration of the arrival of spring, harvest and also the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. Mewar Festival 2017 date is March 30. It is observed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month (March – April).
Married and unmarried girls observe the rituals. Married women perform it for the welfare of the family and unmarried women perform it for a good husband.
Gangaur Melas are held during the period. The most important day is the Gangaur Puja day on Chaitra shukla paksha Tritiya.
The highlight of the day is the procession of the murti of Goddess Parvati.
The whole of Udaipur gets drenched in vibrant colours. Local markets and shops decorate their facades with bright lights and decorations.
The festival is especially meant for girls and women. It provides them with an opportunity to dress in their finest and join the celebrations. Women assemble to dress the images of Isar (Lord Shiva) and Gangaur (Goddess Parvati) and carry them in a procession through the city, finally immersing them in the middle of Pichola Lake.
Dances, songs, cultural events and a firework display are highlights of the festival.