Kajli Teej festival is celebrated all over the state with each region having its own unique touch. Kajli Teej of Bundi is different in several ways. While Teej is celebrated on the third day of the month of Shravan, in Bundi it is celebrated on the third day of the month of Bhadra.
The festival starts with the procession of goddess Teej in a decorated palanquin from the beautiful Naval Sagar. it passes through the main bazaar and terminates at Azad Park. The procession has decorated elephants, camels, bands, performing artists and colorfully dressed people.
The people who gather here from surrounding areas also get to watch and participate in the cultural programmes that are organized in the evenings. It provides a very good chance to see performances by local artists from Hadoti region.
Through the main function of Teej is held only on two days. The celebrations continue upto janamshtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna.
The festival of Kajli Teej is unique to the city of Bundi. A dazzlingly theatrical and lively event, it is held every year in the month of Bhadra (July-August). This week-long celebration filled with gaiety and fanfare pays homage to Goddess Uma by the seekers of marital bliss and love. Women wear colourful traditional costumes, new sets of bangles and decorate their hands with beautiful henna designs. A local fair is held nearby which is extremely popular with the rural folk around Bundi. Handicrafts such as traditional kataar, paintings, bangles, rural handicrafts and fancy eatables attract many people from Rajasthan, other parts of India and foreign shores. BUNDI
Vikram Samwat Lunar Calendar