PUSHKAR FAIR - 29 Oct. to 5th Nov.
Pushkar fair is held every year on the auspicious fool moon day
of the Hindu month of Karthik (October-November). The fair is very
popular and famous among the tourists from all over the world and
countless devotees from all faiths and belief gather here on this
sacred day to take holy dip in the famous Pushkar Lake.
The fair offers an excellent opportunity to the local traders to
display their work of arts, handicrafts and more importantly an
option to interact with the people from different region of the
Rajasthan. The whole atmosphere of the place gets highlighted with
the colourful attire of the men and women, especially the evenings
possess an excellent charm with lighted lamps that reflects in the
lake giving spectular view of the sight.
History of pushkar fair
Pushkar is among the five Dhams or pilgrimages that are held in
high esteem by Hindus, the others being Badrinath, Puri, Rameswaram,
It is said that in battle lord Brahma killed the demon Vajra
Nabh with a lotus flower, whose petals floated down to earth and
landed in three places in and around Pushkar where lakes sprang
up. According to legends, Pushkar Lake was surrounded by 500 temples
and 52 palaces (several rajas and maharajas maintained palaces
here for pilgrimage) at one point.
The Brahma temple is the most important temple here and is, in fact,
the only Brahma temple of India. It is interesting to note that
Brahma is not worshipped, even though he is one of the Holy Trinity
of Hinduism. Brahma, it is said, had descended on earth to perform
a Yajna (fire-sacrifice). His wife Savitri was not with him at that
time and the Yajna would be incomplete without her. Therefore, Brahma
married a local girl and sat down for the Yajna. Meanwhile Savitri
landed on earth and, upon finding this new bride sitting next to
Brahma, cursed him that he would never be worshipped anywhere else
Event in Pushkar Fair
The major attraction of the fair is the Camel Trade Fair, that showcases
the best breed of camels accumulated from entire Rajasthan. Apart
from this the events like camel race and camel auction are also
organised in the fair.
In addition to all these, the several cultural events takes place
in the fair. The local people dressed in colourful attire and
in heavy jewellery performs in the various events. The cultural
event includes - folk dance, folk music, and several other entertaining
How to reach
-nearest airport is Jaipur, which is connected with major cities.
A newly built air strip at Kishangarh can cater to small charter
flights. Helipad at Ghooghra (Ajmer) and Devnagar (Pushkar) can
cater to clients travelling by helicopter.
-Ajmer is well connected by Rail to all-important cities. Pushkar
is just 12 Km. away from Ajmer.
-Ajmer is well connected to important cities of Rajasthan and
country. Jaipur-145 Km., Delhi-415 Km., Mumbai-900 Km., Ahemadabad-520
Km., Jodhpur-205 Km., Bikaner-265 Km., Nagaur-1 SO Km., Jaisalmer-475
Km., Merta-70 Km., Bundi-180 Km., Kota-220 Km.