The Marwar Festival of Rajasthan is held each year in memory of the martyrs of motherland in Jodhpur. The festival is held in the month of Ashwin which falls between the months of September to October, it is celebrated for two days during the full moon occasion of Sharad Poornima.
The festival is popularly known as the Maand Festival, this festival is celebrated with folk music centered on the romantic lifestyle of Rajasthan’s rulers. This festival is devoted to the music and dance of the Marwar region and offers a good chance to watch the folk dancers dancing with carrying pots on their heads and singers who assemble here and provide hours of lively entertainment. These folk artistes provide a glimpse of the days of yore, of battles and valiant heroes who still live on in their songs.
Other attractions at the festival are the camel tattoo show and polo. Tourists can also see the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mandore and Mehrangarh fort, which are symbols of power and strength, provide the ideal venue for the cultural show which is an integral part of the festival.
Jodhpur is well connected to all major cities by road, rail and air.
Marwar Festival Date in 2014: 07 – 08 October 2014