Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan – The Colorful Fairs and Festivals of India

With the month of November comes the time to celebrate the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan. Pushkar fair in Rajasthan is the time when the sleepy, quaint little town of Pushkar in Rajasthan suddenly comes alive with frenzy and there flows a riot rainbow colors everywhere. The beautiful occasion of Pushkar fair 2010 is all set to begin very soon.

Pushkar fair 2010 dates

The dates for the Pushkar fair 2010 are November 12 to November 21 (as in the recent years, the celebrations is prolonged by several days for its tremendous craze). Pushkar fair Rajasthan is celebrated for five frenzied days. Pushkar fair in India is considered one of the world’s largest camels fair. The celebrations of this camel fair in Rajasthan are held around the full moon day of the Kartik month of Hindu Calender. Usually this period is called the Pushkar fair season which stretches from mid November or Kartik ekadashi to early December or Kartik Poornima. The day of the full moon is considered the main day of the Pushkar fair in Rajasthan, which commemorates the legends of Lord Brahma.

Legends of Pushkar Fair

The history of Pushkar festival in Rajasthan is written in the Hindu scriptures. The town of Pushkar in Rajasthan is counted amongst the five sacred cities of ancient India. There are some 400 temples in this small town, which makes it year round tourist attraction of Rajasthan. According to the Pushkar Fair legend, on the full moon night or the day of Poornima, all the 330 million Hindu Gods assemble around the holy Pushkar Lake. Legend of Pushkar festival also has it that on this very day and from this very Pushkar Lake, the creator of Life in Hinduism i.e. Lord Brahma had sprung up.

Pushkar Camel Fair Attractions

The Pushkar camel fair 2010 is all gearing up to usher in the fun and festive spirit like all the other years. This is the time when the desert life dances and dazzles in thousand colors.

The pilgrims, the lake and the temple - The occasion of Pushkar camel fair in Rajasthan is when the Hindu pilgrims gather in this picturesque dessert town to take a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake. A dip in the holy Pushkar Lake is believed to rinse away all the sins of the person. The pilgrims pay their obeisance in the Brahma Temple of Pushkar. The Pushkar Brahma temple happens to be the only Brahma Temple in the entire world. That apart, on this day, people also buy and sell livestock like sheeps, camels, goats and cows.

Treat for onlookers - For the onlookers, the Pushkar fair grounds and the sights that it beholds becomes the live canvas of vibrancy and a spirited atmosphere. The Pushkar fair, locally known as Pushkar ka Mela or Pushkar Mela is an annual five day camel and livestock festival. On this day, Pushkar becomes one of the most visited tourist attractions in Rajasthan.The fun highlights of the Pushkar fair in Rajasthan are Bridal competition, matka phod, longest moustache and so on. In the recent years, Pushkar fair grounds have also been hosting cricket match between the local Pushkar club and the foreign tourists.

Stalls and exhibitions - Women crowd at the stalls well stocked with lovely bangles, bracelets, jewelry, clothes and fabrics of all kinds. One of the main attractions of Pushkar fair in Rajasthan is the came race. There are also other musical competitions, shows and exhibitions which follow one after the other keeping the spectators happily busy with entertainment galore.

Pushkar camel fair tents - For the Pushkar fair, a special tented city is created just closeby the holy Puskar Lake. Many pushkar fair pilgrims and tourists prefer to stay in these lovely Pushkar fair tents. Often the participants in the camel races, drama, music, dance and competitions and also the traders stay in these beautiful and comfortable Pushkar fair tents.

Pushkar Fair Tour

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