Rajasthan: Fairs

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.
Created On: Aug 1, 2013 17:11 IST

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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