Friday, July 12, 2013

Elephant Festival

Is a festival celebrated in Jaipur city in Rajasthan state in India
It is held on the day of Holi festival, usually in the month of March. 
The festival features Elephant polo and Elephant Dance. 
The Elephant Festival begins with a beautiful procession of bedecked elephants, camels, horses and folk dancers. 
The owners proudly embellish their elephants with vibrant colors, jhools (saddle cloth) and heavy jewellery. It is quite a treat to see female elephants wearing anklets, which tinkle as they walk. One can see people sprinkling 'gulaal' (colored powder) perched on top of the elephant. 
The most beautifully decorated elephant is awarded. Elephant polo, Elephant race, the tug-of-war between Elephant and 19 men and women are the featured events of the festival


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