These 7 famous fairs show the multi-colored culture and tradition of Rajasthan, plan to visit

As soon as the name Rajasthan comes, a different image is created in the mind of the people, where the colloquial, living, food, rich heritage, and traditions keep their unique identity in the country and abroad. Rajasthan is a very colorful state where you will find a wide array of festivals and fairs that showcase the multi-colored culture here.

Many fairs are organized in Rajasthan throughout the year in which tourists from all over the world come to experience the Rajasthani folk dance, beautiful handicrafts, cuisine, and the heart-filled hospitality of the state. Traditional Rajasthani dress, folk songs, and various interesting competitions can also be seen at these fairs. Today in this episode, we are going to give you information about some major fairs in Rajasthan, whose experience will be a big achievement in itself. Let’s know about these fairs…

Beneshwar Fair

One of the most memorable fairs of Jaipur is the Beneshwar fair held in Dungarpur during the time of Shivratri in January and February. This tribal festival is held on the banks of the Mahi and Som rivers and sees a multitude of songs and worship, folk songs, magic, and animal shows. Nagaur Mela is celebrated every year in January and February and is visited by the farming community to buy and sell their cattle.

Pushkar Camel Fair

Pushkar is particularly known for the Pushkar Camel Fair and this fair is the largest cattle trade in India. It is one of the largest camel fairs in the world and the largest fair for the buying and selling of livestock. It has become an important tourist attraction and its highlights have become competitions like Matka Phad, Longest Mustache, and Bridal Competition which attract thousands of tourists. There is a ritual of the fair which is to take a dip in Pushkar Lake. It is celebrated for five days from Kartik Ekadashi to Kartik Poornima.

Gogaji’s Fair

One of the famous Jaipur fairs is also the Gogaji fair which is organized at Goga Medi in the Ganganagar district. It is usually held in August. During this fair, the snake god is worshipped and many devotees gather to pay homage at the samadhi at Goga Medi. The people of this region believe that by doing this they can be cured of snake bites and other diseases.

Ramdevra Mela

Another important fair is Ramdevra Mela in Jaisalmer. The name of this small village is Baba Ramdevra. Many devotees attend this fair and pay tribute to him with ‘Bhajans’ and ‘Kirtans’. Ramdevra Mela is organized after the death of Baba Ramdev Ji, who was a Tanwar Rajput and a saint. This fair is a very big fair, which is held here from Bhado Sudi 2 to Bhado Sudi 11. It takes place from August to September. Thousands of devotees from far and wide come in large groups to Ramdevra Mela. Irrespective of their caste, creed, or religious affiliation, these devotees gather in a shrine dedicated to the saint. These groups come to pay homage to Baba and organize Bhajans and Kirtans throughout the night.

Marwar Festival

Marwar Mahotsav is organized in October, it is an important event to be held in Jodhpur, which connects you with the spectacular display of art and culture of the region. During this festival, folk dancers perform battle scenes and the brave acts of the warriors of those times are also seen here. The camel tattoo show and polo match are also an important part of the celebration which adds to its grandeur. Umaid Bhawan Palace comes alive during the festivities.

Kaila Devi Fair

Kaila Devi Fair is organized in Kaila village of Rajasthan during April and March; it is celebrated for about a fortnight. This fair is held in Kaila village on the banks of river Kalisil. You can see devotees visiting here throughout the year, who gather here to pay homage to the temple of the goddess.

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

This festival is celebrated in the city of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan which is also known as the Golden City. This is the best time in Jaisalmer to witness the performing arts like Kalbelia dance, folk songs, and music. The Desert festival in Rajasthan begins with many spectacular events and lasts for 3 days. Tourists come here from all over India and all over the world to enjoy the real and typical Rajasthani lifestyle and their culture. The Desert Festival is celebrated on full moon day and represents the rich and colorful Rajasthani folk culture. Apart from folk dance and music, many other competitions are organized here like the turban tying competition and longest mustache competition. World famous puppet shows are also organized at the desert festival.

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