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Jhansi Festival

(Jhansi Festival is also known as Ayurveda Jhansi Mahotsav)
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Jhansi, the name evokes the image of Rani Lakshmi Bai, one of the great figures in the history of India’s struggle for freedom. Jhansi was part of the Bundelkhand Region the domain of the erstwhile Bundela Rajput. This region lies across two states, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh mostly in the latter.

The Jhansi festival or Jhansi Mahotsav is organized by the Tourist Department of Uttar Pradesh as a showcase for the cultural and literary heritage of the region.

Traditions


The week-long festival is mostly held during in February or March. It is a platform for displaying the rich cultural heritage of the Bundelkhand region. The ethnic music and dance performances are held near the State Archaeological Museum in an open-air theatre. This festival also celebrates many legends in the field of poetry, especially those from this region. The performances include Alha Songs and Rai and Suata Dances, Shayari or poetry shows and Qawwalis.

Each day features special performances by renowned artists. The festival also features shows like Bollywood night and laughter shows.

Tourist Essential


The venue of the festival is an open air auditorium near the State Archaeological Museum. The theater has the magnificent Jhansi Fort as a backdrop. The festival features dance and music performances that highlight the arts and culture of the region. The performances include dance, dramas and Ghazals. Other events to attract visitor participation like Rangoli and Mehendi competitions are also held here. A Handicraft Fair is organized at Rani Lakshmi Park.

The Jhansi Festival is also famous for promoting Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of medicine. This aspect of the festival is so popular that this festival is also known as Ayurveda Jhansi Mahotsav. The wonderful cultural celebrations and the rejuvenating Ayurveda therapies are a good recipe for enticing tourists.

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