Diwali-Festival of Lights
Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festival in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. The festival preparations and rituals extend over a five-day period. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness. Diwali is also a festival of sounds and sights with fireworks and rangoli designs; the festival is a major celebration of flavors with feasts and numerous mithai (sweets, desserts) as well as a festival of emotions where Diwali ritually brings family and friends together every year.
We celebrate Diwali by worshipping the goddess Laxmi (Goddess of wealth) with all our guests so that they can get an insight of the festival. The hotel is fully illuminated with lights and Indian candles (diyas). Rangolis are drawn with different colored powders to welcome guests. After puja, fireworks follow then a feast including mithai (sweets). The festival is marked by large firework displays. Our guests enjoy lightening fireworks.
Makar Sankranti-FESTIVAL OF KITES
Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated in India. It is celebrated by flying kites, lighting bonfires and dancing. The major significance of this festival is flying kites. The serene blue sky with colorful kites look splendid and since morning to evening remains dotted with vivid splashes of color with kites in a variety of hues, shapes and sizes
We celebrate the festival by flying kites with the guests on the rooftop. Everyone is engaged in a kite flying frenzy. The atmosphere is not short of a carnival.
Festivities are in the air! An experience the guests will cherish forever.
Women dress up in their finest clothes and jewelry to worship the Goddess Parvati. They also get their hands decorated with henna, accompanied by the singing of special Teej festival songs. Swings are fixed to branches of large trees, and the women take turns to joyfully swing on them.
In Jaipur, a spectacular royal procession featuring an idol of the Goddess Parvati (Teej Mata), winds its way through the lanes of the Old City. It comprises antique palanquins, bullock carts pulling cannons, chariots, decorated elephants, horses, camels, brass bands, and dancers.
A bit of everything really! The procession starts out from Tripolia Gate and winds its way through Tripolia Bazaar and Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar, and ends at Chaugan Stadium.