Last week (from 6th to 12th September) Udaipur had became a city of carnivals. While Eid, Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi had kept Udaipurites in full swing of joy, overflowing Lakes made the celebrations complete. While covering different events on various locations our team had captured some rare, beautiful and creative pictures presenting town’s multi cultural lifestyle.
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.
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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.
The last week marked it’s beginning with Ramdan, Independence Day followed by Hariyali Amavasya and then Teej. People also enjoyed the monsoon with the increasing water level of Lakes. The next festival to come is Rakshabandhan. The festive week had it’s impact on the market as well as life of individuals. Have a look at the pictures and enjoy the festivals.
Wait..!! Did you pay ?
How far are the other cities ?
Excited about water coming from Madar to Lake Fatehsagar.
Adults looking at toys and kids are enjoying the ride..
Lunch Time..!! [Aaloo Paraanthas outside Gulab Bagh are yummy.]
Boys do purchase Rakhi of their choice.
Water water everywhere… No one cares..!!
Did you notice..?? Polythene..!!
64 years from today, India was rejuvenated once again after more than 200 years of colonial rule. And since our Independence we Indians celebrate this day of 15th August every year with utmost joy and enthusiasm. Every city, every village and every corner of India sing a song of celebration together. Also, our lovely city, Udaipur was covered in the tri-colors since early this morning of August 15, 2010.
UT team was out in the city to capture some best moments of this most important day of Indian history.
From all of the UT managing team and staff writers we wish you all Happy Independence Day..!!
Photographs By: UT Staff Writers – Harshit and Sayeed.
Hariyali Amavasya is a festival to celebrate the joy of monsoon and the greenery all around. Every year a fair is organized and this fair adds to the fun, joy and celebration of the festival. Here are some of the pics of those moments at the Hariyali Amavasya Fair. Due to lack of time we were not able to click more pictures but let me tell you there is a memorable moment at every step.