Monday, October 17, 2011

Pushkar Fair

India is a land of fairs and festivals. Have a glimpse of vibrant Rajasthani cultural in the dazzling traditional gathering at Pushkar. Spectators enjoy the traditional musical dance-dramas in the regional language. Pushkar is one of the popular pilgrimage spot for Hindus, 400 temples. Most important Pushkar temples are dedicated to Lord Brahma- the creator of the universe.

Auspicious Day for Pushkar celebrations

Pushkar fair is one of the most popular fair of the Thar desert. The arid land becomes lively with riot of colors and an exciting burst of activity. It begins on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi and continues for five days till Kartik Purnima. Hoards of people mark their presence in the fair to capture the vibrancy of state in one place.

Religious significance lies behind celebrations of the Pushkar festival. On the eve of this fair the Pushkar lake - Sarovar is engulfed with religious fervor, devotees take holy dip in a sacred water of this lake as they believe it will wash away their sins.

Attractions of Pushkar Fair

The tourists are captivated with the folk dances and folk music of Rajasthan. The devotees, musicians, acrobats, folk dancers, traders etc. dressed in bright colors makes the arid desert lively. Apart from this, the camels, horses, cows parade and race are other interesting attractions of the fair. Tug of war fills the mood with excitement and thrill.

Highlights of Pushkar camel fair

Camel trading forms an important part of the Pushkar camel fair. Camel- traders from far away places flocks in Pushkar with their humped beasts. It is world's largest camel fair in which approximately 25000 camels are traded.

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