Monday, November 17, 2008


The famous Pushkar fair this year is scheduled for November 10 - 13, 2008

Pushkar is a vital religious place for Hindus in Rajasthan. This small city is initially famous for Pushkar Fair (the mass trading of camels), the Lord Brahma Temple, a picturesque lake and camel fair. It is situated at just 11 kms from Ajmer in Rajasthan. Pushkar has as many as 400 temples and 52 ghats, which includes the only temple that is dedicated to Lord Brahma in India. Pushkar is a heaven for the religiously inclined.

Pushkar, the holy town in Rajasthan is known for it's sacred lake and the only Brahma Temple in the world. Legend has it that this lake was formed where Lord Brahma - the lord of creation - dropped a lotus on the day of the full moon. Every November, the famous Pushkar Fair is held for 7 days, starts on Noami, finish on Kartik Poornima (Full Moon). The Fair is predominantly a gathering with thousands of camels, cattle and horses for trade, with added attractions of games, races, local folk dances, song and entertainment.

Pushkar is located 13 km from Ajmer, on the edge of a small & beautiful lake.

Photos are courtesy G's memories,

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