Holi 2020 in Rajasthan – Mali Holi – Dolchi Holi – Gair at Godaji

The land of Rajas and Maharajas celebrates Holi with many old and unique traditions. Rajasthan has its own flavor of Holi. Let’s discover it here.

Holi 2020 in Rajasthan:

about holi

Holi is a day in Rajasthan when even Rajas mingle with the general public and throw colors on them. Also, people are allowed to throw colors on Rajas. With that, many small events are related to Holi in this state of India. Let’s know about each and every detail of it.

The Royal celebrations:

Young Rajput men ride on their horses and throw colors on each other. It becomes a color cloud of pink and white color from which they pass by. There, Rajas get covered fully in the colors of Holi on this day.

Braj festival:

As we know that Holi also relates to the love of Radha and Krishna. This festival happens a few days before Holi to honor Lord Krishna. People wear colorful attires and present Raslila in the form of a stage performance. It is to pay tribute to the immortal love of Radha and Krishna. This act happens everywhere in Rajasthan, even in small villages.

Mali Holi:

The Mali (gardener) community has a unique way of celebrating Holi. Men throw watercolors on women. And the women retaliate by hitting men with a long stick or a piece of cloth.

Dolchi Holi:

Vyas and Harsh communities of the Bikaner district have a unique way of Holi color fight. From around 300 years, they attach each other with Dolchi, a vessel made from camel skin. The exciting thing is that people can attack others only at their back.

Gair at Godaji:

Godaji is a village near Ajmer, Rajasthan. This location is a valley surrounded by hills from all sides. Men from 12 nearby villages gather here a few days after Holi. They play Gair, a dance form. Every village brings its own drummer and Gair troupes. The celebration involves thousands of attendees and around a hundred performers.

If you want to witness all the uniqueness of Holi 2020, visit Rajasthan. The variety of Holi celebrations here is amazing.