FAIRS OF INDIA -PUSHKAR FAIR
The Pushkar Fair, or Pushkar Mela, is the annual five-day camel and livestock fair, held in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is one of the world’s largest camel fairs, and apart from buying and selling of livestock it has become an important tourist attraction and the highlights are competitions such as the “matka phod”, “longest moustache”, and “bridal competition” are the main draws for this fair which attracts thousands of tourists.
It is celebrated for five days in the Kartik Month (November–December) according to the Hindu Panchang. The full moon day is the main day and the day, according to legend, when the Hindu God Brahma sprung up the Pushkar Lake, thus numerous people swim in its sacred waters.
Many people go to the Pushkar Lake where the fair takes place. Men buy and sell their livestock, There includes the many animal like camels, cows, sheeps and goats also. The women go to the stalls, full of bracelets and bangles and many more. And clothes,textiles and fabrics also available there. The Camel Race starts off the festival, with music, songs and exhibitions.