The Blue city of Jodhpur celebrates the memory of the heroes of Rajasthan every year in the month of Ashwin. Ashwin is a Hindu month that falls between the months of September and October. Marwar festival is the most popular festival of this city. Marwar festival was originally known as the Maand Festival. 'Maand' is a traditional way of folk music that focuses on the romance and courteousness of the rulers of Rajasthan. Celebrated during the full moon of Sharad Poornima, the Marwar festival of Jodhpur goes on for two days.
The state of Marwar was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha who was the chief of the Rathore tribe of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama, the epic hero of legend Ramayana. This festival is especially devoted to the Rajasthani Rajput heroes because of the chivalric code of conduct they adhered to, which was one of their most distinguishable characteristic. These heroes were well known for qualities like courage and bravery, both on and off the battlefield, loyalty, self sufficiency, suppleness, military and strategic intelligence, and hard working nature.