Bhiwadi is one city in the Alwar district of Rajasthan that is very rich in its tradition and culture and it is mainly because of this reason that the people of Bhiwadi take major interest in the celebration of different types of festivals in the city. Not only festivals but there are also a lot of fairs that are organised in the city all round the year. It has to be remembered that the city of Bhiwadi is located in the district of Alwar and therefore the main festival or fair that is organised throughout Bhiwadi and the district of Alwar is the Alwar festival.
Apart from the Alwar festivals, the different other festivals that are celebrated in Bhiwadi are Ganesh Chaturthi, Bharathari Natak, Tajeeya, Ram Navami, Swang and Teej Mata. All the festivals and fairs celebrated in Bhiwadi have been described below:
Alwar Festival near Bhiwadi
Alwar festival is organised from 13th February to 15th February and the festival is opened by great processions that are held on the streets. People in large numbers visit Alwar from Bhiwadi. The district administration is in-charge of organizing this festival that lasts for a period of three days. It is more of a fair that is organised for the fulfillment of a specific purpose. This fair is organized for the purpose of wide spreading the tourism of Alwar and the cities located within the district of Alwar. This festival also serves the purpose of showcasing the diversity of the district and the cities located within the district of Alwar.
Activities during Alwar Festival
There are different types of activities that are carried out during this festival and the activities include elephant polo, fancy dress competitions, flower shows and drawing competitions for kids. Film shows are also organised during this festival and at the same time it also exhibits the handicarfts and the antique items found in all the tehsils or the cities of the district of Alwar.
Teej Festival in Bhiwadi
Teej is a festival that is celebrated in Bhiwadi and most of the other cities and towns of Alwar and throughout Rajasthan. The Teej festival is also called the festival of swings and is celebrated with great fervor throughout Rajasthan and even in most of the other states of India. This is a festival that helps in showcasing the rich tradition and the culture of India. This festival is used for marking the reunion of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.
There are many religious activities and rituals that are performed during this festival. Women perform Nirjala Vrat for the health and the well being of their husbands throughout the day. They offer their prayers to Teej Mata and this festival mainly portrays the devotion and the respect of women towards their husbands.
Ram Navami Festival in Bhiwadi
Rajasthan is a state in India that is found to be culturally very rich and at the same time it has also been found that all the cities and the district of Rajasthan also go deep into following traditions. The people of North India celebrate the Ram Navami Festival with a lot of zeal and excitement. The Ram Navami festival is celebrated in Bhiwadi and the other cities of Alwar district marking Lord Rama’s birth. This festival is celebrated during March end or in the beginning of the month of April.
Tajeeya Festival in Bhiwadi
Though there are very few Muslims residing in Bhiwadi, the Muslim festival called Moharram is celebrated with great fervor in the city. This is a Muslim festival that showcases the courageous deeds of the army of Hussain and during this festival; meetings are held throughout the city where the Muslim rulers narrate the Karbala incident. It is majorly a mourning festival for the Muslims and lasts for several days. The tenth day of this festival is found to be accompanied with processions carrying models and banners of Hussain. Large bamboo replicas called Tajeeya are also found being carried in the processions.
Swang Festival in Bhiwadi
Swang is a festival celebrated in Bhiwadi that incorporates mimicry and suitable theatrics. It is also accompanied by dialogue and songs.
The festivals and the fairs that are celebrated in Bhiwadi reflect the rich tradition and the culture of Bhiwadi.