Pushkar – Small but Glittering Gem of Rajasthan
The fair takes the tourists to the fascinating and cultural journey of Rajasthan. Pushkar is also known as the 'Land of Lord Brahma' – a Hindu deity who created the universe. It is believed that the town is an abode of Lord Brahma. The place is also one of the divine pilgrimage destinations, especially for the Hindu devotees. A dip in the holy waters of the picturesque Pushkar Lake is considered to absolve the people from all their sins.
This quaint town blooms during the Pushkar fair that sets the people into the festive mood. Tourists from every nook and corner of the world pour into the town to add some spark to their vacations and most importantly explore the true essence of Rajasthan.
Pushkar Fair – A Magical Sojourn to the Unique Event on Earth
pushkar-fair The Pushkar fair is generally organized in the month of from Kartik Ekadasi to Kartik Poornima (October – November) according to the Hindu Lunar Calendar. It is touted as one of the biggest livestock fair in the world that includes trading of camels, goats, cows, horses, sheeps and bullocks. The fair is thrown open to the public with a flag hoisting ceremony at the mela ground. In the evening, plenty of people assemble near the Pushkar Lake or Sarovar to see the deepdan (floating lamp) ritual and offer prayers in Brahma Temple.
The stars of the fair are the magnificently adorned camels that captivate the attention of the tourists. The camels are fondly bedecked with the colorful saddles, silver jewelries, emeralds and beads. For the entertainment of the people, various competitions such as the camel dance, decorated camel, camel race competitions are also held. Moreover, the best decorated camel is handsomely rewarded bringing a huge smile into the face of the camel owner.
There is no dearth of the entertainment quotient for the visitors. A concentrated effort is made to acquaint the tourists with the rich heritage and vivid culture of Rajasthan. For this purpose, there are many stalls and shops that offer multicolored turbans, stunning jewelries, dazzling bangles, beautiful clothes and various other magnificent artifacts. The traditional folk dance, magic shows, music and puppet show mesmerize the tourists. The other exciting activities in the Pushkar Mela include a tug of war, kabaddi match, turban tying, horse race, matka phod (pot breaking) and long moustache competition.
Pushkar fest is a perfect amalgamation of rich traditions, vibrant culture and never ending fun. There are three things that you will bring back from your tour - entertainment, entertainment and entertainment! Do not miss the golden opportunity to be a part of this great carnival and have an unforgettable experience.