Pushkar Camel Fair or locally, ”PUSHKAR KA MELA” is an annual five-day camel and livestock fair held in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rájasthan, India. It is one of the world´s largest camel fairs. Apart from the buying and selling of livestock, it has become an important tourist attraction. Competitions such as the ”MATKA PHOD”, longest moustache, and bridal competition are the main draws for this fair which attracts thousands of tourists.In recent years the fair has also includet camel race, horse race and cricket match between the lokal Pusshkar club and team of random foreign tourists. The IMPERIAL GAZETTER of India mentions an attendance of 100.000 pilgrims in early 1900.

It is celebrated for five days from the Kartik ekadashi to KARTIK POORNIMA, the full moon day oktober-november in the Hindu calender.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.

 

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