Fair & Festival Tour Rajasthan India
Holiday in Pushkar, an important religious place for Hindus,
is located only 11 kms from Ajmer in Rajasthan . Pushkar is a little town
is hugely known for the "Pushkar Fair & Pushkar Festival', "the Lord Brahma Temple",
a "picturesque lake' and "camel fair".
Holiday in Pushkar is an ancient religious town, in the Thar desert of
Rajasthan. Holiday in Pushkar Fair is a great tourist attraction in Pushkar.
People from around the globe come to the ancient religious town
of Pushkar which is transformed into a spectacular fair ground in
the month of Kartik. People bathe, worship and delight in the
dazzling wares of roadside stalls. during Pushkar Fair in India Camels are bought, sold,
beautified, raced and parade. Most unusual are the small groups
of men and women seen busy tattooing their hands and other parts
of the body.
The Pushkar fair is predominantly a rural gathering. Villagers come from
different parts of the state and bring their cattle with them. On
spectacular sanddunes camel, horse and bullock races are great
crowd pullers. All roads lead to the lake, which is flooded with
pilgrims. The movement of the crowd is like a tide of colour with
currents of crimson, yellow and turquoise.
Pushkar Fair is internationally
known for its colourful cattle fair when thousands of devotees
from all faiths assemble to take a dip in the holy lake in Pushkar. Dance,
music, gaily-attired folks and various cultural events add to the
fun and chrisma of the Pushakr Fair Occasion. The phenomenal camel races are
the most interesting part of the Pushkar Fair augmented by cattle auction
and colourful shops exhibiting beautiful handicrafts. Evenings at
the Pushkar Fair have their own charm. The silent night is
pierced by calls of camels. Ballads are sung by actors in
passionate tones. Folk dramas, skits and folk dance are organised
for the entertainment of the tourists.
Every ingredient that makes
Rajasthan a distinct place can be spotted in the fair including
men dressed in colorful traditional clothes, women in mirrored
skirts and vivid shawls, embroidered clothes, exquisitely
designed jewelry, pots and ornaments. This four-day long fair
full of fun and frolic falls on the full moon of Kartik Purnima
and offers an unique opportunity for a shopping spree while
giving an edge to the consumer product marketing in rural
Rajasthan. Improved accommodation facilities have made it an
International event A large camel fair in which traders from all
over Rajasthan participate to parade, race and trade their
camels, horses and cattle give it a fascinating touch. The
acrobats, jugglers, snake charmers and fire-eaters will leave you
mesmerized with their skilled performances. Cruise on a camel
safari and get the real flavor of the fair.
This festival associated with Lord Krishnas
birthday and is a combination of religion and celebration
together. This festival is celebrated all over India especially
among Hindus. Mathura, the ancient north Indian town, is Krishnas
birthplace, and it is one of the most sacred places in the entire
country. People celebrate this festival with fun, frolic, and
merrymaking. The raasleelas, bhajan, kirtan, and various local
functions are the special attractions of the place. The festival
of Janmashtami is celebrated during the month of August or
September depending on the Indian calendar. The celebration of
this festival is followed according to the Indian calendar and
hence the month in the English calendar varies every year. This
day also falls on the day of Shravan Poornima when the monsoon
season is at its high in most of the part of India.
Karni Mata Fair is held twice a year at Deshnok,
a small town near Nokha in Bikaner district. The first and larger
fair is held in March-April during the Navratras from Chaitra
Shukla Ekam to Chaitra Shukla Dashmi. The second fair is held in
September-October, also during the Navratras, from Ashvin Shukla
to Ashwin Shukla Dashmi.
Karni Mata was an ascetic who led a righteous life dedicated to
the service and uplifting of the poor and downtrodden of all
communities. It is believed that she possessed supernatural
powers. The foundation of Deshnok was laid by her and she has
been worshipped as a goddess by her principal followers, Charans,
as well as the rulers of Bikaner, who regarded her as the patron
deity. The Karni Mata Fair is held in her honour.
The Karni Mata temple at Deshnok is a stone and marble structure
and is also known as Madh. Inside the shrine, a 75 cms. image of
Kami Mata adorned with a mukut (tiara) and garlands is installed.
Her image is accompanied by the images of her sisters and the
sisters of Avad Mata. The Rajputs bring their children on Jadula
(their first hair cut) and place them at the deity's feet for