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Jaipur celebrates Teej and Ramzan with fervour
The festivals of Teej and the first of the Ramzan coincided with each other after a gap of thirty years and saw people from the Hindu and Muslim communities celebrating the festivals with much love and peace in Jaipur.
IN JAIPUR, on Tuesday, the festivals of Teej and the first day of Ramzan coincided after three decades. The city became a vibrant site of Hindu-Muslim harmony with both the communities greeting each other and large gathering being spotted in temples and mosques.

The Teej procession in the city was taken out with great fervour in, which Muslims too participated. At many places Hindus too joined the Muslims in sharing sweet dishes during Iftaar. In the procession, the idol of Teej was covered with a canopy while the Gangaur idol was kept uncovered.


The procession started from City Palace and after passing through Tripolia Bazaar, Chhoti Chaupar and Gangauri Bazaar, it reached Chaugan Stadium and terminated as a fair. Teej festivities will continue for five days.


For the shopkeepers in the old city areas it turned out be day of brisk business with the two festivals falling on the same day. Further, Teej procession of Jaipur has become a major tourist attraction with a lot of people from far thronging the city on this day.


Teej festival is one of the most popular cultural festivals of Rajasthan in which women participate with gusto and pray for the well being of their husbands. On Teej, Goddess Parvati is worshipped, who is a symbol of devotion and fertility.

 
On this day besides enjoying swings, girls and married women apply henna on their hands and dance along with visiting various temples in their neighbourhood.
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