Pushkar Mela Images For Students & Children: Pushkar Fair or Pushkar Mela is considered to be one of the most important fairs and festivals of Pushkar (Ajmer), Rajasthan. Pushkar Mela along with its special Camel Fair portrays the rural lifestyle of the state of Rajasthan in India. The time in between the period of Kartik Ekadashi, famously known as Kartik Shukla Ekadashi or Kartik Prabodhini Ekadashi and Kartik Purnima, which is a full moon day is the time of festive season in Pushkar.
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Pushkar Mela - Brief Intro
The Pushkar Mela, also called the Pushkar Camel Fair or locally as Kartik Mela or Pushkar ka Mela is an annual multi-day livestock fair and cultural fete held in the town of Pushkar (Rajasthan, India). The fair starts with the Hindu calendar month of Kartik and ends on the Kartik Purnima, which typically overlaps with late October and early November in the Gregorian calendar. In 1998, over 1 million visitors came to Pushkar throughout the year. The Pushkar fair alone attracts over 200,000 visitors.
The Pushkar fair is one of India’s largest camel, horse and cattle fairs. Apart from the trading of livestock, it is an important pilgrimage season for Hindus to the Pushkar lake. Pushkar fair has also become a significant tourist attraction for domestic and international travelers, given the cooler season, the abundance of colorful cultural themes. Cultural events and competitions include dances, tug of war between women teams as well as men teams, the “matka phod”, “longest moustache” competition, “bridal competition”, camel races and others.