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Top 20 Rajasthan Fairs & Festivals

Rajasthan loves to celebrate, its people expressing themselves in colour and sound not seen or heard elsewhere in country. Vibrant colours music and festivities make this golden land come alive. This lovefor colour and joyous celebrations is apparent in the elaborate rituals with which Rajasthani surrenders himself to the top 20 fairs and festivals celebrated in the state. Take any month of the year, from the first to the last and you are sure to find some festival or celebration happening somewhere. Rajasthan fairs and festivals help the otherwise hard-working villagers to relax in the company of their brethren and provide villagers from far-flung villages an opportunity to gather for social or commercial purposes.

Festivals in Rajasthan celebrated here are marked by religious, mythological, seasonal or historical significance. Certain days or periods of time have been set aside to commemorate and ritually celebrate these events. Other than these traditional fairs, some non-traditional fairs are now being organized by the Department of Tourism.At religious fairs, worship, prayer and processions play an important part. The faithful flock to centers of pilgrimage where they pay homage to local saints and folk heros.

In Rajasthan festivals, a joyous spirit pervades.There are rituals, colour, music, feasting, pageantry, trade, fun and frolic. The love of colourful clothes and dressing up in the most amazing traditional jewellery in nowhere more apparent than at these times. The bustling bazaars provide the villagers an opportunity to participate in the trading of cattle and grain, and the womenfolk take great delight in buying new clothes as well as household goods.There is also brisk trading in traditional arts and handicrafts. Infact most of Rajasthan’s traditional crafts are kept alive at these fairs.

Rajasthan fairs and festivals are celebrated round the year by the people of Rajasthan to exhibit the romance, chivalry and valor of bygone era comes back to life through these festivals. Traditional music and dances are the main features of these festivals. It also involves elephant and camel races and vivacious spirit of the people of Rajasthan. Some festivals of Rajasthan are specially organized for the tourists to showcase the cultural tourism of Rajasthan.

Though there are numerous fairs and festivals are held here in Rajasthan but Pushkar Fair or cattle festivals is one of the largest and world renowned festival of Rajasthan. Pushkar is an important sacred place as well as the host for such a mammoth cattle fair which occurs every year attracts million of Indian travelers and foreign visitors too. Tradition Rajasthani folk music and dance, Bazaars, auctions of camel and local sports are the highlight of this event making it memorable one.

Rajasthan Baneshwar Fair
Baneshwar Fair Rajasthan
Magh Shukla Ekadashi mark the beginning of the largest tribal fair, Bebeshwar Fair, That is held in Dungarpur distric.
Mewar Festival Rajasthan
Mewar Festival Rajasthan
Udaipur Gangaur coincides with the Mewar Festival. The traditional Ganguar boat carrie the procession across lake Pichola
   
Desert Festival Jaisalmer
Desert Festival Jaisalmer
Festivals at Jaisalmer is a perfect three day show on sands. Held in the month of January / February. Festival culminates on Poornima
Pushkar Fair Rajasthan

Pushkar Fair Rajasthan


The month of Kartik, which falls in November is the time for Rajasthan’s best known, & perhaps most important fair, Pushkar.
   
Elephant Festival Jaipur
Elephant Festival Jaipur
In jaipur Elephant festival held on the occasion of Holi attracts thousands of visitors who delight in watching the huge animals dressed
Nagaur Festival Rajasthan
Nagaur Festival Rajasthan
Nagaur si 145 km from Jodhpur, the people gather to participate in the second largest animal fair of the year in Rajasthan.
   
Urs Festival Rajasthan
Urs Festival Rajasthan
Another important festival in Rajasthan is ‘Urs’. Held during the first six days of Rajab (seventh month of the Islamic calendar)
Camel Festival in Bikaner
Camel Festival in Bikaner
The year start on a lively note with the Camel festivals in Bikaner, held every year in January. Bikaner is certainly the best place to come
   
Kite Festival in Rajasthan
Kite Festival in Rajasthan
Soon after, Jaipur & Jodhpur gear up to celebrate the annual kite flying festivals of Makar Sankranti which falls every year on the 14th
Shekhawati Festivals
Shekhawati Festivals
The Shekhawati festival is held in February and serves as an introduction to this beautiful region. Organised jointly by the government
   
Holi festivals Rajasthan
Holi festivals Rajasthan
The festival of clours, Holi. This festivals symbolizes the end of winter and the arrival of spring. For the farmers, it is a time to celebrate
Gangaur Festival Rajasthan
Gangaur Festival Rajasthan
The day after Holi mark the beginning of yet another festivals, Gangaur. A festivals of and for women, and marked with great fervor
   
Mallinath Fair Tilwara
Mallinath Fair Tilwara
Mallinath fair of Tilwara is held in the dry river-bed of river Luni in a village near Balotra. Its one of Rajasthan earliest cattle fairs
Kaila Devi Fair Karauli
Kaila Devi Fair Karauli
The Kaila Devi Fair of Karauli is dedicated to Goddess Mahalaxmi is held on the twelfth day of Chaitra Budi. The fair lasts for twelve days
   
Shri Mahavirji Fair
Shri Mahavirji Fair
Shri Mahavirji fairs is held to commemorate the twenty fourth Tirthankara(saint) of Jains, Lord Mahavir. This is one of the largest Jain Fairs
Banganga Fair Bairath
Banganga Fair Bairath
Summer falls in the month of April, May and June and this quarter has only two fair in the state and one of them is a traditional Banganga Fair.
   
Summer Festival
Summer Festival
In the month of June, the heat is at its peak and it is time to move to the state’s only hill station, Mount Abu, which remains cool
Teej festival
Teej festival
In the month of August at the arrival of the monsoon, The parched land is ready to welcome the first drops of rain will charge atmosphere
   
Marwar Festival Rajasthan
Marwar Festival Rajasthan
The months fall in October, November and December marking the onset of colder weather. It is time for another round of celebrations.
Chandrabhaga Fair
Chandrabhaga Fair
Nov or Kartik is also the time for annual Chandrabhaga Fair, held in Jhalraptan. The Chandrabhaga river is considered holy by people
   
Kapil Muni Fair
Kapil Muni Fair
The full moon in the month of Kartik or Nov, has special religious significance and there are dozens of small religious fairs that take place
Deepawali Festivals
Deepawali Festivals
The thirteen day of Kartik (Oct / Nov) is devoted to festival of lights, and is celebrated all over the country Deepawali or Diwali.
   




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