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Savista, at Village Sanjharia, Off Ajmer Road, Jaipur 302042, Rajasthan

Ode to a Rajasthani Folk Legend: Tejaji

Today is celebrated as the Tejaji festival across rural Rajasthan, and everybody in the village where Savista is situated is looking forward to the procession this evening which will commemorate the life of this folk hero. Savista’s staff took off[…]

Spring at Savista and the Spring Festival of Holi in Jaipur

    The winter just gone by at Savista was what we might call a ‘normal’ one, i.e. temperatures were as expected.   Throughout the season our gardens remained green and lush, and the fields around us a verdant green-yellow with wheat, mustard[…]

Festivals of Rajasthan: Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi – the festival in adoration of Ganesha – was celebrated all overIndiaon September 1.    The elephant-headed Ganesha is revered as the god of auspicious beginnings.  His representation –   an outsized elephant head that sits on a human body[…]

Eid Ul Fitr

On August 30th., Muslims in Jaipur celebrate with Muslims across the world, the conclusion of the thirty days of the fasting month of Ramadan.  It is an Eid (festivity), and because it marks the end of Ramadan, it is called[…]

Festivals of Rajasthan: Krishna Janmashtami

Today is one of the most important and loved festivals of the Hindu calendar – the birth of Lord Krishna.  On this 8th. day (ashtami) after the full moon in the month of Shravan, at the stroke of midnight, the[…]

Festivals of Rajasthan: Teej in the Pink City

The fesitval of Sawan Teej starts tomorrow! Teej is a celebration of the beginning of the Hindu holy month of Sravan. Sravan is celebrated throughout India under many different names, but the celebration is most extraordinary in Jaipur and is known[…]