Phoolwalon ki Sair

Phoolwalon ki Sair as its name suggests is a fest associated with flowers and it is organized every year in Delhi. Every year after the end of the summer when monsoon has already taken place and people feel relieved after having relaxed their bodies with rain waters, this colorful event takes place.

The event is basically a parade or a procession between two very important places of the city. The procession starts from the temple of Jog Maya and it passes through Mehrauli Bazaar which is one of the busiest markets of the city, reaches its destination that is the tomb of Saint Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki.

The procession is led by the shehnai players and also includes some graceful dancers. The procession when reaches the tomb of Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, offers curtains made of flowers to the tomb. The festival is one of very few festivals that are celebrated with equal enthusiasm by both Hindus and Muslims.

The festival is normally celebrated for three long days and almost each and every person staying in the area of Mehrauli participates in the festival. The festival is celebrated simultaneously at the temple of Devi Jog Maya and dargah of Khwaja Bakhtiyar Kaki. Both the places are offered floral tributes during the fest. The fest is graced by some beautiful performances of Kathak dance, qawwalis and similar kind of arts. Fire dancers perform their special performances full of stunts and they take fans made of tree leaves through the streets of Mehrauli.

The aura of the whole area of Mehrauli is changed during these three days and the festival is said to bring the happiness in each and every house of Mehrauli.

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