Abhaneri Festival

 

The Department of Tourism, Rajasthan in collaboration with the Dausa District Administration will organize a three days’ festival in the Abhaneri village (80 kms from Jaipur) from November 29 to December 01, 2012to promote Heritage Tourism in the area. The three day Abhaneri Festival will be a mixture of live cultural performances, village safari, and a craft bazaar.

“Abhaneri is an ancient 9th Century village in Rajasthan, which is famous for its post-Gupta and early medieval period monuments. The village has contributed numerous pieces of sculpture to various museums across the world. The Abhaneri step-well and Harshat Mata Temple (9th Century) are amongst the major attractions here.

 

The Abhaneri step-well “Chand Baori” will be the venue for day-long live cultural performances of Hela Khayal, Terahtali (both famous folk music of the district), Kacchi Ghodi (famous folk dance), Bahrupia (cultural performance) among others. Meanwhile, during the day the visitors can opt to visit the step-well or go for a safari on camel cart. Craftsmen and artisans are coming from all over the state to participate in the Art and Craft exhibition at Abhaneri.

Check out the complete schedule for Abhaneri Festival 2012

29th November 2012

11:00 am to 6:00pm – Nukkad Artists- Kacchi Ghodi, Terahtali, Algoza, Behrupia, Ravanhatha, Katputli, Shehnai  at stepwell & Harshat Mata Temple.

11:00 am to 6:00 pm – Village safari on camel carts.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm –  Best of Rajasthan (Performance by Rajasthani Folk Artists-

Hela Khayal, Pad Dangal, Kacchi Ghodi, Algoza, Terahtali)  at stepwell garden

30th November 2012

11:00 am to 6:00pm – Nukkad Artists- Kacchi Ghodi, Terahtali, Algoza, Behrupia,

Ravanhatha, Katputli, Shehnai  at stepwell & Harshat Mata  Temple.

11:00 am to 6:00 pm – Village safari on camel carts.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm –  Maharas Shri Krishna Bhagwan ki Raslila Performance

by Maharaj Ram Prasad Sharma of Vrindavan at stepwell garden

1st December 2012

11:00 am to 6:00pm – Nukkad Artists- Kacchi Ghodi, Terahtali, Algoza, Behrupia,

Ravanhatha, Katputli, Shehnai at stepwell & Harshat Mata Temple.

11:00 am to 6:00 pm – Village safari on camel carts.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm –  Qawaali performance by Sh. Ehsan Bharti at stepwell garden

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