Story Behind Dhanteras
A very interesting story about Dhanteras Festival says that once the sixteen year old son of King Hima. was doomed to die by a snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage as per his horoscope. On that particular fourth day of his marriage his young wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid all the ornaments and lots of gold and silver coins in a big heap at the entrance of her husband’s boudoir and lighted innumerable lamps all over the place. And she went on telling stories and singing songs.
If you have 3 days, I would strongly suggest you visit nearby areas first which are as amazing as Udaipur.
Ranakpur Jain Temple :
Its on the way towards Kumbhalgarh ( 90 odd KMs from Udaipur) one of the best Jain Temple in fact better than DILWARA. 1500 beautifully carved pillars. Serene, calm amidst Forrest.
Kumbhalgarh is 40-50 km from there.
NOT TO BE MISSED. It is open from 12 noon to 5 pm daily Continue reading
Navratri, literally interpreted as ‘nine nights’ is the most celebrated Hindu festival devoted to Goddess Durga symbolizing purity and power or ‘shakti’. Navratri festival combines ritualistic puja and fasting and is accompanied by resplendent celebrations for nine consecutive days and nights. Navratri in India follows the lunar calendar and is celebrated in March/April as Chaitra Navratri and in September/October as Sharad Navratri. Continue reading