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Rajasthan: Fairs

01-AUG-2013 17:11

    Rajasthan is a state known for its vibrant lifestyle and traditions. The customary Rajasthan fairs are held all through the year and cultural presentations take place in diverse areas of Rajasthan state. Numerous fairs are held in Rajasthan every year.

     

    1. BANGANGA FAIR

    Significance: People who visit Banganga fair believe that bathing in the sacred Banganga River purifies the soul of the person.

    Celebration time: The fair is held in the months of April and May in the eve of Vaishakh Purnima.

    Location: Radha Krishna Temple, 11 kms away from Bairath, Jaipur.

     

    2. CHANDRABAGHA FAIR

    Significance: Chandrabagha Fair is mainly a Cattle fair.

    Celebration time: This fair is held during Karthik Purnima.

    Location: Bank of Chandrabhaga River at Chandravati, Rajasthan.

     

    3. GOGAJI FAIR 

    Significance: The fair takes place in the remembrance of Gogaji, a brave hero, who was honored by the Muslims and the Hindus.

    Celebration time: In the month of August for three days.

    Location: Samadhi in Goga medi district, Rajasthan

     

    4. JAMBHESWAR FAIR

    Significance: Jambheswar Fair takes place in honor of Jambeshwar Ji, the founder of Bishnoi sect.

    Celebration time: The fair is held in Ashwin Budi Amawasya and Phalgun Budi Amawasya.

    Location: Mukum village

     

    5. KAILA DEVI FAIR

    Significance: Kaila Devi Fair is held in honor of Kaila Devi, the Goddess of Wealth.

    Celebration time: The fair is held in Chaitra month of Hindu calendar.

    Location: Kalisil River, Trikut Hills

     

    6. KAPIL MUNI FAIR

                

    Significance: Kapil Muni fair is held to honor Saint Kapil Muni who meditated once in Kolayat.

    Celebration time: The fair is held during Kartik Purnima.

    Location: Kolayat, near Bikaner, Rajasthan

     

    7. KARNI MATA FAIR

    Significance: Karni Mata Fair is held to honor Karni Mata, the holy diety.

    Celebration time: The fair is held twice a year during Navratra.

    Location: Deshnok, near Bikaner, Rajasthan

     

    8. KHATU SHYAMJI FAIR

    Significance: The fair is held to worship Lord Krishna and his devotee Varbarik.

    Celebration time: The fair is held in the month of February and March.

    Location: Shyamji Temple, near Sikar, Rajasthan

     

    9. KHETLAJI FAIR

    Significance: The fair is held in honor of Sri Sonana Khetlaji (he is believed to have the power of wishes).

    Celebration time: The fair is held in Chaitra Shukla (according to Hindu Calender).

    Location: Sonana, near Pali, Rajasthan

     

    10. MALLINATH FAIR

    Significance: It is a cattle fair.

    Celebration time: The fair is held in the month of March and April.

    Location: Barmer district, Rajasthan

     

    11. PUSHKAR FAIR

    Significance: Pushkar is a Hindu pilgrimage site.

    Celebration time: The fair is held in Kartik month (according to Hindu calendar) in October/November

    Location: Pushkar

     

    12. URS FAIR AJMER

    Significance: The fair holds a significance for Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti’s death anniversary. Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti was a Sufi saint.

    Celebration: The fair is held during Rajab month of Islamic calendar

    Location: Dargah Sharif, Ajmer, Rajasthan

     

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