11-kms from Ajmer (132 kms from Jaipur in
the state of Rajasthan) on the edge of the desert lies the
tiny tranquil town of Pushkar along the bank of the
picturesque Pushkar Lake. This is an important pilgrimage
spot for the Hindus, which has the only temple of Lord
Brahma in the country and the world. Lord Brahma is known as
the creator of the world as per the Hindu mythology.
One of the major attractions in Pushkar is the PUSHKAR FAIR.
The cattle fair is held here on this occasion, where other
animals like camels and horses are also bought and sold. It
is attended by people from far and wide.
Attractions of Pushkar
One of the most popular and colorful fairs of the Thar
desert is the Pushkar fair, which begins on Kartik Shukla
Ekadashi & goes on for five days till Kartik Purnima. The
time of the fair coincides with the bright half of the moon
during the months of October-November. The lake at Pushkar
is one of the most sacred in India.
A large number of traders gather at the Pushkar Fair and set
up shops. They sell a host of products like bead necklaces
of Nagaur, woollen blankets of Merta, textiles printed in
Ajmer and Jodhpur, brassware of Jodhpur and Jaipur etc.