Mount Abu Culture
Mount Abu, the only hill station of Rajasthan, is a foremost tourist’s destination and it has been promoted and expanded in the same accord. Many opulent hotels and restaurants are located here that will provide the tourists with a cozy and comfy bed and dainty and delicious meals. The special Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisines can be relishes here.
Mount Abu is famous for its Kota Saris, Sanganeri Prints Linen, Light Weight Jaipury Quilt, Traditional Rajasthani Jewellery, Bangles, Sandalwood and Sandstone Carvings, Wooden, Marble and Metal Artifacts, Leather Articles, Rajasthani Paintings, Stone Crafts and other Handicrafts. You can buy these items from the local shops and government emporiums.
People of all religions, casts and creeds reside here harmoniously. Rajasthani, Hindi and English are the major languages spoken in Mount Abu. The traditional Rajasthani attire is very fanciful and colorful. The ghagara (skirt) and choli (blouse) specially attract foreign tourists. There are many costume photographers that will make you were them and click photographs for you.
Mount Abu is renowned for its summer festival world wide. Though it is a chief carnival for the natives, everyone participates in it with equal zest and enthusiasm and enjoys to the heart’s content. The summer festival is celebrated for three days in the Aashadh month of Hindu calendar (June) every year.
The chief attraction of this summer festival is the classical folk music and folk dances performed publicly. Life and culture of tribal Rajasthani natives can be observed very closely during the three days of this carnival. The closing ceremony of the festival is extremely grand and glorious. Watching the fireworks illuminating the night is a real feast to your eyes.
‘Mahavir Jayanti’, the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, the 24th Jain Tirthankara, is another exclusive characteristic of Mount Abu culture. The famous Dilwara temple is overcrowded by thousands of Jain devotees on this big day of Jainism.