Brij Festival in India
Located in the Bharatpur district is the region of Brij. The Brij festival is celebrated with a lot of vigor in the Brig region, therefore its name. Also known as Brij Mahotsav, this festival is spread over a period of three days. The main reason behind this festival is to honor and celebrate the noble thoughts of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated just a few days before Holi, which is the massive festival of colors celebrated across India.
Brij Mahotsav is going to be celebrated between February 2 and February 4 in 2013
Insight in to the festival of Brij
During the festival all the devotees assemble at the popular Sri Radha Krishnaji’s Temple in the morning. After which all of them bathe in the Ghats of the Banganga River. The eve of the Bharatpur Brij Festival is adorned by folk dances and happy music. The traditions and culture of Rajasthan has been kept intact with this festival being religiously celebrated every year. Brij Festival is a must visit if one is in Rajasthan during the month of February
Brij Festival is a very popular festival of Rajasthan. It is celebrated with a lot of interest and enthusiasm in this region whereby Lord Krishna is remembered through devotional songs, paintings, pictures, sculptures and engravings. This festival is incomplete with dances. The Phad or a painted ballad is recited by villagers in couples. The folk dances have been kept alive through Brij. No matter what caste or creed one belongs too, this festival brings everyone together.
With everyone in colored clothes, the village painted in different colors and romance in the air through the Lord Krishna and Radha’s romance depiction, everyone in the village has a glorious time these three days.
Colorful and attractive festival in India
Considering the Brig Festival to be a major festival of Rajasthan, people from all across the world come to witness this happy festival. It is celebrated by localities and also tourists with great zest. The festival usually takes place in the month of February where the villagers are said to welcome spring with a lot of colors.
The main attraction in these three days is the Rasila performances. All the villagers dress up in multicolor and bright attire and perform the Rasila which is the eternal love story of Radha and Lord Krishna. The entire village looks forward to this celebration where everybody has their spirits high and the village is lit by multicolor hue.
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