Udaipur Bandh – “Anna Udaipur Tumhare Sath Hain”


IMG1Today Udaipur witnessed an efficient bandh throughout the day after Udaipur Chamber of Commerce along with Bhartiya Janta Party took an initiative to support the Jan Lokpal bill and our national hero Anna Hazare and supported a bandh. The bandh produced a powerful percussion against the government and the corrupt government officials.

To uphold the noble cause of driving corruption out of our country, people of the city showed their support for Anna Hazare. One was easily able to sense the involvement of common masses in the protest while passing through the main markets of the city. Today the ever-swarming streets, markets and circles had an atypical silence in the air. A number of schools, colleges, shops, business groups remain closed. But the emergency services were kept free from bandh.

Agitation was felt on every face, be it a school student or a senior citizen, a college student or a businessman. Many peaceful processions were taken out at different places with people holding banners high up in the air and shouting slogans like “ek do teen char, band karo ye attyachar” and “jab tak sooraj chand rahega, anna tera naam rahega”. Protests were held even in front of the “Collectorate”. Traffic was stopped at Surajpol and Delhi Gate. Udaipies also observed an half an hour silence at Fatehsagar and sustained the non-violent spirit of the protest.

At a whole, the Udaipur Bandh received a powerful participation from public which showed that each and everyone is united with great leaders like Anna Hazare, Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, etc. who are striving for providing a better future to every Indian.

We all want to see India free of this virus named “Corruption”… Jai Hind!!

Photos by Gaurav Bhattacharya:







Gangaur Festival 2011

Gangaur – A Festival dedicated to the marriage Lord Shiva(Gan) and Goddess Parvati(Gaur). Gangaur festival begins on the first day in Chaitra month continues till the fourth day in Shukla Paksha. It is an 18 day Celebration which starts from 21st March, The day after Holi. Gangaur 2011 is to be celebrated today on 6th April.

In Udaipur the devotees will carry the idols of the Goddess Gauri in a procession through different parts of the City uptil the Beautiful Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichola.

Ghangaur Festival , Mewar Festival Udaipur
Gangaur Festival in 2010. (Click to Enlarge)

Image Credits: Ygoy

Mewar Festival (6th-8th April 2011) coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur.

Today there will be a Gangaur procession from Clock Tower to Ghangaur Ghat Accompanied with the Royal Boat procession from Bansi Ghat to Ghangaur Ghat. It is a mesmerizing Event that everyone in Udaipur must Visit to see. On 7th April there will be Cultural Evening at The Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal.

Mewar Festival Udaipur