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About the Jaisalmer Desert Festival, 17-19 February 2019

About the Jaisalmer Desert Festival, 17-19 February 2019

The Jaisalmer Desert Festival is held every year, and once a year. The event of the Jaisalmer Desert Festival lasts for 3 days. It is held in Jaisalmer, a city in the Indian, mostly desert terrain, State of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is also one of the largest Districts in India. Jaisalmer is also sometimes called the Golden City.

Indian winter months, November to end February, are regarded by most as the best months in the year to visit Jaisalmer and the entire Rajasthan. The summers are avoided for very high temperatures. The winter temperature in Jaisalmer ranges between around maximum 24°C to a minimum around 5°C. However, there can be a lot of variation in the day and night temperature. It scarcely rains in Jaisalmer, and almost only in the Indian monsoon season.

As above, the Jaisalmer Desert Festival is held every year, it is held in the month of Gregorian February. The date of the event of the Jaisalmer Desert Festival is determined as per the Hindu calendar. The Jaisalmer Desert Festival falls in the Hindu calendar month of Magh, and 3 days prior to Purnima, the full moon in this lunar month. In 2019, the Jaisalmer Desert Festival is falling on the Gregorian dates 17-19 February. The exact dates can vary every year. In 2018, it was held 29-31 January.

The Jaisalmer Desert Festival is a must visit event, especially for global travelers, international tourists. The Jaisalmer Desert Festival brings out the packaged essence and real feel of the Indian desert culture, way of life, rich tradition, old customs, heritage, traditional dance-music, art, bright colorful clothing, food-cuisine, traditional jewelry, local architecture, monuments, Fort, desert tours etc.

The start or origin of Jaisalmer can be traced back to ancient times. It is believed that deity Lord Krishna had predicted about the forming of Jaisalmer. The word Jaisalmer means the Hill Fort of Jaisal. Jaisal is the name of a Rao caste ruler person. Jaisalmer was founded in the 12th century. The current population in the Jaisalmer city is perhaps less than 100,000. The Jaisalmer Desert Festival became an international tourist destination and an event to attend in recent decades or semi-centennially.

Jaisalmer falls in the west border of Rajasthan and India. It is the Thar Desert area with picturesque sand dunes. The Thar Desert is also called the Great Indian Desert. Jaisalmer is 765 km from New Delhi. It takes roughly 13 hours by road. By air, it is a 1 hour 15 minutes flight to the Jaisalmer Airport, JSA, from Delhi, DEL. Jaisalmer can be reached by convenient trains as well.

 

A Mantra for Lord Krishna is -

                                    Om Shree Krishaaye Namah

                                     श्री कृष्णाय नमः


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(Updated Date & Time :- 2019-02-13 16:02:07 )


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