Have a Good Time at the Exciting Pushkar Festivals

By: rajendra sharma

Festivals are a time of celebration with friends and family and especially in India where there is an amalgamation of various religions and cultures. Every month finds Indians celebrating some festival or the other of a particular religion and faith. In this scenario there are some states and cities in India which are renowned for their colorful celebration of some specific festivals that draws attention worldwide. Tourists from all over the globe flock to these places during specific time period to get a first hand experience for themselves. Pushkar festivals are one such major attraction that every visitor to Rajasthan must participate in if possible. This small town is famous across the globe for being the only place in India that has a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, who is the mythological Hindu god of creation.

The Pushkar festivals are mainly held during the winter and the arrival of November brings with it an urgent sense of excitement. The travelers from all over the country and even across the globe, throng to this place to personally witness the charm of these Pushkar festivals. It is a time to enjoy the famous cattle and camel fair that takes place during this time. The fair not only consists of a massive scale of trading in cattle and camels but also boasts of various events and competitions that make the fair even more enthralling for the visitors. The otherwise sleepy town of Pushkar that has a population of 11,000 gets filled to the brim with the head count going upto 2,00,000 including the visitors, traders, musicians, performers, etc.

Rajasthan is a colorful state with the color of the cities like Jaipur fighting for attention against the vivid costumes of the Rajasthanis. During times like the Pushkar festivals the colors seem to become more vibrant and appealing with the special costumes worn by the participants and performers and even the decorated cattle, camels, horses, goat and sheep. Even the holy men or sadhus as they are called, that arrive in Pushkar to dip in the holy waters and pray at the temples area mesmerizing sight for the awestruck tourists. The air is charged with excitement of celebration and it is difficult not to get carried away with the spirit of the festivals. The charm of the place is addictive and it is sure to get you into its fold.

The last day of the Pushkar festivals is equally memorable and sure to leave you with cherished memories for your lifetime. The people take dips in the holy Pushkar Lake while chanting and that adds to create a spiritually charged atmosphere. Earthen lamps are lit and floated on leaves on the lake and it really makes for a breathtaking sight. As the rush is tremendous during the festival times, make sure that you book your travel and accommodation well in advance. So, if you are looking forward to visiting the desert land of Rajasthan with your friends or family, make sure you are in time to attend the festivals in Pushkar to ensure lifelong memories to be cherished.

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