The Godwad festival is a new three-day cultural festival introduced by the
Rajasthan Tourism Department to promote the 'Godwad' region of the Pali
district. The festival is held at Ranakpur and was initially promoted as a
"Yoga Retreat and Classical Dance Festival". The first festival was held in
August 2011 and the second Godwad festival was held in March 2012.
dances performances are held at the 13th century Sun Temple, besides
traditional processions of Marwari horses and elephants, horse dancing and
racing and folk dances as part of the festival.