The traditional ‘Holika Dahan’ was celebrated with royal splendour at the City Palace of Jaipur on Thursday evening. Prior the ‘Holika Dahan’, the ‘pujan’ and ‘havan’ were performed by HH Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur. Rajmata Padmini Devi and Princess Gauravi Kumari were present on the occasion. A large number of visitors and tourists witnessed the festival. The local residents took holy fire of Holi for ‘Holika Dahan’ to their respective colonies. A mesmerising ‘chang’ performance rendered by the folk artistes added colour to the Holi celebrations.
On Dhulandi ‘Royal Holi’ held at the City Palace
The festival of Holi was celebrated with verve and gaiety at the City Palace in Jaipur on ‘Dhulandi’ on Friday. A large number of guests came to play the festival of colours with Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur and Princess Gauravi Kumari. Everyone had a whale of a time with traditional eats, holi-folk music – not to forget the myriad colours, ‘pichkaris’, ‘gulal gotas’ and even floral Holi.