Ganpati Visarjan is the end day of 10-day long celebrations of Ganesha Chaturthi festival. As per the tradition, Ganesha immersion takes place on Anant Chaturthi day, which is today i.e. 22 September 2010.
This year, people were already in high spirits with brimming lakes of Udaipur. With high zeal, various groups in procession took idol of lord Ganesha from its established place to lakes. The most famous places for immersion are Gangaur Ghat and FatehSagar besides several other water bodies but this year it took place mainly at Gangaur Ghat.
Zest of people was beyond its par as they singed and tapped their feet throughout their journey until immersion took place. This year emphasis was laid on idols of clay and other eco-friendly material so that lakes do no get polluted.
Mewar Seva Samiti, Dharmotsav Seva Samiti, Mewar Pratap Dal took initiative for all arrangements starting from taking idols from Gangaur Ghat to middle waters, removing all left over including garlands, wooden sticks etc. Every time they immersed idol at different spot to avoid accumulation at single place. On behalf of every Udaipurite, UT thanks these groups for coming forward for pollution free immersions.
Here are some exclusive photographs depicting devotional thrill of Udaipurites.
It has always been fun watching videos, related to nature, sci-fi, action and comedy. Many websites providing facility of viewing online videos has become so famous that even today a kid, if not updated with his/her city news is very well updated by the upcoming movies by watching online trailers and video songs. Therefore, I made a search for the most informative and entertaining videos on Udaipur. Many from them to my knowledge were captured by foreigners and tourists on their glorious journey to Udaipur. These videos which have been listed are more of an informative documentary to the readers and viewers as places covered in the videos are new to me and I am so glad to see the more of natural beauty in Udaipur.Tourist Places in Udaipur
Promo, Hotel Devigarh
Dance at Baghore ki Haveli (Dharohar)
The level of happiness, level of ecstasy, level of joy, level of madness, level of fulfillment, level of desires, level of bonding, level of uniqueness, level of “Fatehsagar” has reached to its pinnacle. Fatehsagar Lake having three intake channels and an overflow channel reached to its top level and overflowed in midst of cheers and bliss. And now, the length of 2.4 km, width of 1.6 km and depth of 13 feet encircles every feeling within it at that particular moment.
Between dozens of flashes capturing this undefined beauty, lake was prancing on its own splendor and charm. It was the most awaited moment for every Udaipurite after the year 2006, especially for those who reside out of Udaipur and miss their city too much. For them, news of Fatehsagar overflow might be a reason to celebrate breaching the chain of daily routine.
Water in lakes hold breathe of every heart in Udaipur; everyone forgets their pain, daily petty issues of life, and emotional complications just by losing senses in glimpse of waves taking over every sting by its every inch. This season, everyday turned out to be a new reason to smile, may it be love of rain, adoration of greenery, paintings of cloud or compelling blue passion of lakes.
Sight around Fatehsagar reminds me of Ideal India structured in thoughts of BAPU, where everyone is standing together beyond any discrimination of caste, creed or color, rejoicing as one with ties of belongingness . Thanks to our lakes, at least they did it!!
Here are the photographs and videos of our beautiful lakes and the city.
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Ahar River (Ayad), tributary of Berach River, is once again dancing on rhythm of the upcoming water from Fateh Sagar and Swaroop Sagar. Ahar is on its full swing.
This forgotten river flowing through Udaipur is connected to almost every lake and river of Udaipur including Bada Madar, Chhota Madar, Bedla River, Govardhan Sagar, Nela Taalab, Roopsagar, Fateh Sagar and Swaroop Sagar. But ironically, now it is serving as the drainage body of the city filled with garbage!!
Four years back in 2006, when Ayad was on ebullition and showed its hidden swiftness, it received many promises by authorities may it be wiping out garbage and sewerage or developing it as Venice. However, that was a day and today is a day; history is going to repeat itself. Still, Ayad is stinking!! Again, promises will be laid down!! Again, after sometime everybody will forget to look at this river!!
I do not understand, what we wait for? Why after making so many announcements, today we are still standing at the place from where we left? Why being the sole river flowing through entire city, it is still neglected? Why there is no Venice? Why Ayad River is so unfortunate?
These questions are not only for authorities but also for every citizen, who do not forget to embrace beauty of lakes and river when they are at their best. But, very easily forgets when same beauty turns nasty.
I wish this year Ayad is not ignored, neglected and dumped with wastes and garbage. This river has the ability to turn Udaipur into Venice.
For exclusive photos and videos of Fateh Sagar overflow check out:
Time: 01:15 p.m. Date: 09.09.2010 Location: Lake Fatehsagar, Udaipur Scene: Overflow [open gates] of Lake Fatehsagar
Hi..!! This is Krati Bansal, writing from Lake Fatehsagar with my UT team, it is amazing to see the fanaticism of people here. Overflowing emotions are at their best. Nobody wants to miss the glimpse of the moment when elixir of the lake will cross its boundaries to show vigor by overflowing. May it be enthusiastic bikers, school children, uncles, aunties or kids, everybody is so elated and presently admiring the beauty of Fatehsagar just like us. One more great news, gates of fatehsagar has been opened by 1 inch!!!!! Check out these photographs and videos of Lake Fateh Sagar. If you like it consider sharing it with your friends.
UT Team at FS and Office
This week (Aug 30 – Sept 5) every heart of Udaipur was rejoicing with every inch of increased water level in lakes. Rains satisfied thirst of everyone around may it be enthusiastic boy splashing in water, potter carving new pots or birds pecking grains in beautiful weather. Along with it festivity is at its peak adding more colors to environment.
The festival of Janmasthami was celebrated with extreme joy and happiness in the City of Lakes, Udaipur. Ancient temples, Jagdish Mandir and Asthal Mandir were crowded with long queues of devotees waiting eagerly to have a look of the Nath-Khat Kanha.
Like every year, the most exciting event was “Matki Fod” at Jagdish Chowk. This year, Makti was tied at a height of 25ft. Even after four rounds it remained untouched which added to the excitement of viewers and participants. All the teams tried their best to win the event. Finally, the Matki was lowered to 24ft. and the event was won by Gadhiya Devra Samiti. Here are some exclusive photographs of today’s celebration. Have a look and enjoy.