Pushkar Lake and its precincts become highly dense populated during the annual Pushkar Fair or Pushkar
Mela, which has both a religious as well as an economic aspect. During the fair, a very large gathering of pilgrims takes a holy dip in the lake.
Pushkar Fair commences on Prabodhini Ekadashi, the 11th lunar day in the bright fortnight and ends on Kartik Poornima –
the full Moon day in the month of Kartik (October–November), the latter being the main day of the fair.
This fair is held in the tribute of god Brahma. A ritual bath on Kartik Poornima in the Pushkar Lake is believed to lead one to salvation. It is believed circling the
three Pushkar on Kartik Poornima is highly praiseworthy. Sadhus, Hindu holy men, come here and stay from the Ekadashi to full moon day in caves.
The Pushkar fair is one of the largest Asia’s largest camel fair. In this fair, Camels are very colorfully decorated and paraded in the sand dunes
on the southern part of the Pushkar lake.
Tribes from several surrounding villages are seen in their traditional colorful costumes. The fair on Kartik
Poornima, the day when Brahma is considered to have concluded his Yagna establishing the lake.
Book a Tempo Traveller in Ajmer and Pushkar.