|Bundi Sthapana Diwas 24th June 2015|
Kajli Teej Mela
Rajasthan's tradition can be captured at its festive best at the fairs and festivals which are dazzlingly theatrical and lively. The celebration of Kajli Teej inBundi, the queen of Hadoti in Rajasthan is different from the many other Teej festivals celebrated elsewhere in the state and outside. Here it is a more than a week long celebration of gaiety and fun fair. Goddess Uma is worshipped by the seekers of conjugal bliss and love.
The Teej Festival is celebrated throughout the rainy season in Rajasthan, with each region having its own take on celebrations. Such events are manifested by wearing colorful traditional costumes , new set of bangles ,decorations with the decorative mehendi and the like. It is dedicated to the eternal love of the LordShiva and Goddess Parvati and it echoes of the time when women pray for a happy and long married life. As the rains drops fall on the parched land and the nostalgic aroma of the wet soil rises into the air, swings are hung from trees and decorated with flowers. Young girls dress up in colorful attires and sing to celebrate the advent of the monsoons. The Teej , essentially a ladies festival is dedicated to Gauri commemorating her union with Shiva. Kajli Teej is thus a religious and cultural manifestation of the same. Besides the Shravani and Bhadon ki Teej, the local Kajli Teej, is a special attraction for the foreign tourists . It is is celebrated in Bundi on the third day of Bhadra Pad whereas it is takes place on the third day of Shravana at other places in the state. The fest is particularly vibrant with the traditional procession of the goddess in a decorated palanquin which passes through the main bazaar and the streets. A sight of the idol Teej on the two days is considered auspicious and people from all walks of life attend the fiesta. The procession has decorated elephants, camels, horses, bands, performing artists and folk performers.