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Sonali Agrawal

Hariyali Amavasya: Udaipur's Celebration of Nature and Renewal

Haryali Amavasya begins on July 17th in Udaipur, the City of Lakes. Continue reading for more information.

Shravana Maas (Month of Lord Shiva) began on July 4, 2023, bringing various rites and prosperity. Hariyali Amavasya is a significant celebration that occurs in the month of Saawan.

Hariyali Amavasya falls in the Krishna Paksha of Saawan. July 17, 2023, will be observed as the day. Around the world, it is also known as World Environment Day.

But it’s much more remarkable when it’s about Udaipur’s Hariyali Amavasya because only women are permitted to visit the premises for one day. Thousands of ladies travel to different places to attend the event. Furthermore, overseas tourists wait an entire year to attend this event.

Hariyali Amavasya Significance

Hariyali represents vegetation and the renewal of nature during the rainy season. The event signifies Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and other deities associated with fertility, prosperity, agriculture, and nature. Offerings of prayers, rituals, and sweets are made to the god. This time is for celebrations, fairs, and cultural events where people congregate to perform traditional dance, music, and arts. Local artists offer handicrafts and tasty meals during fairs. Where there is a huge demand for Malpua (a traditional sweet). It is believed to bring good fortune, ample rainfall, and a bountiful crop.

Hariyali Amavasya 2023 date and time:

Hariyali Amavasya Date :- 17 July 2023
Hariyali Amavasya Tithi (Starts):- 16th July 2023 at 06.38 PM
Hariyali Amavasya Tithi (Ends):- 17th July 2023 at 08.31 PM

Hariyali Amavasya Mela

Udaipur’s celebration of Hariyali Amavasya is worth seeing. It will be placed on the 17th and 18th of July this year. Fateh Sagar Lake Paal and Saheliyon Ki Bari in Udaipur are the locations. On the 17th, both men and women have access, but the next day will be restricted to women only. Hariyali Amavasya Fair has been a dynamic and noteworthy event in Udaipur for the last 124 years.

On this day, numerous cultural activities such as Kalbelia dance, Ghoomar dance, Rajasthani dance, 13 Taal, and 9 Taal dance performances are to be held under the direction of Chairman Chandrakala Boliya. The fair stage will be 8ft long, with local vendors on the site selling crafts and excellent Rajasthani cuisine. It is how HARIYALA AMAVASYA is celebrated in Udaipur.

How Hariyali Amavasya Fair Started in Udaipur?

On this day, the whole Fateh Sagar Lake and Saheliyon Ki Bari are jam-packed with locals and guests. It is why the location is guarded. Founded by the Maharanas of Udaipur, on Hariyali Amavasya in 1868, Maharana Fateh Singh and Maharani Chawri arrived at Fateh Sagar Lake. They were overjoyed and announced the municipal fair. From this day forward, Maharani Chawri Devi requested that the fair be restricted to women exclusively.

As a result, on the second day of Hariyali Amavasya, only women were permitted admission. It is why Udaipur people love to visit Fateh Sagar Lake during this festival. They meet and rejoice to demonstrate togetherness, prosperity, and devotion to Lord Shiva.

Mela at Fateh Sagar Lake:

Timing: 8 am to 6 pm
Location: Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Rush hours: 10 am to 5 am

Hariyali Amavasya Rituals

On the day of Hariyali Amavasya, worshippers rise early in the morning, bathe, and dress in clean garments. They head to Lord Shiva’s temple to take blessings for a healthy and joyful life.

Rituals of Udaipur people include offering water, flowers, and sweets at Shiva temple and expressing gratitude towards the deity for a plentiful harvest and abundant rainfall. Many women fast during the day and wear green clothes as a symbol of greenery.

The Takeaway:

If you are planning a trip to Udaipur during the monsoon season. Visit the Hariyali Amavasya Mela with your family. You’ll adore the excitement and vitality of this location. Worshipping Lord Shiva brings wealth and success all year. It is said to bring fortune if you contribute food, clothing, and money to the underprivileged or non-profit organizations on this day. 

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