Pushkar Fair 2022 Dates

Pushkar Fair 2022 Dates

The Pushkar Fair, renowned for being one of the world’s largest cattle fair, is being held near Rajasthan’s Ajmer. The eight-day event will conclude on 10 November.

Pushkar:

  • Pushkar is a town in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located on the western side of Aravalli mountains.
  • Pushkar is located on the shore of Pushkar Lake. The Union Ministry for Environment included it as one of the lakes under the National Lake Conservation Project (NLCP) for restoration.
  • Jagatpita Brahma Mandir: This temple situated at Pushkar is one of very few existing temples dedicated to the Hindu creator-god Brahma in India and remains the most prominent among them.
  • It is also significant for its Gurdwaras for Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh.

Pushkar Fair:

  • Location: The Pushkar Fair is an annual multi-day livestock and cultural fair that takes place on the banks of the Pushkar Lake in the town of Pushkar (Rajasthan).
  • When held: It is held in the month of Kartik (acc. to Hindu calendar), which typically overlaps with late October and November in the Gregorian calendar.
  • Details:
    • The Pushkar fair is one of India’s largest camel, horse and cattle fairs with people trading their livestock.
    • This period sees an influx of Hindu pilgrims who attend the fairs, visit the temples and take a dip in the Pushkar lake.
    • The Pushkar fair alone attracts over 200,000 visitors from around the world.

  • Names: The Pushkar Fair is also called the Pushkar Camel Fair or locally as Kartik Mela.
  • Agencies involved: It is organized by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC), Pushkar Municipal Board and the Animal Husbandry Department of Rajasthan.

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