Pushkar Fair 2013

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Pushkar Fair

November is here and so is the Pushkar Fair of colors, camels and chaos!!

Scheduled for the November 10th to 17th, 2013, the Pushkar Fair near Ajmer is an event which is well-known not only in India but the world over. This annual camel fair held at Pushkar every year, is a fabulous amalgamation of a religious event, commercial fair and tourist event.

camel fair Pushkar

Held on the auspicious day of Karthik Purnima, when Hindu’s bathe in Pushkar Lake and pray at the Brahma Temple, the camel fair offers a magnanimous ambiance of trade- busy buying and selling of camels and cattle.  Numerous other activities to attract are the cultural performances, a camel beauty pageant and so many fun filled activity as people, horses, camels, donkeys converge on this small town of colorful Rajasthan.

Camel herders have already arrived with their camels for the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan.  Folk dance- music, mouth-watering traditional delicacies and colorful shops would spring up during this fair. A host of cultural events against the backdrop of this pretty setting are also organized including attractive puppet shows.

Pushkar Sunset

This fair attracts people not only from India but a large number of tourists from other countries as well. Check out the tentative cultural programme schedule below…

Tentative

PUSHKAR   FAIR – 2013, November 10- 17           

Sunday, November 10

Time

Event

Venue

09.00–09.25 a.m.

Flag Hoisting Stadium

09.30–10.00 a.m.

Mandna Competition Stadium

09.35–09.50 a.m.

Group Dance (By School Girls) Stadium

10.05–10.25 a.m.

Camel Race Stadium

10.30–11.30 a.m.

Football Match (Locals v/s Visitors) Stadium

06.00–06.30 p.m.

Deepdan Sarovar (Lake)

Monday, November 11

10.00–11.00 a.m.

Satolia Match (Locals v/s Visitors) (Traditional Game) Stadium

10.30–11.00 a.m.

Langari Taang Competition (Traditional Game) Stadium

11.00–11.30 a.m.

Camel Decoration (Gorband) Stadium

05.00–05.30 p.m.

Maha Aarti Varah Ghat

Tuesday, November 12

11.00–12.00 noon

Camel Dance Competition Stadium

12.00–01.00 p.m.

Horse Dance Competition Stadium

05.00–05.30 p.m.

Maha Aarti Varah Ghat

08.00–09.00 p.m.

Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple

Wednesday, November 13

08.00–10.00 a.m.

Spiritual Walk Gurudwara-Stadium

10.00–11.00 a.m.

Kabbadi Match (Locals v/s Visitors) Stadium

01.00–02.00 p.m.

Inter Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports Competition Stadium

03.00–03.30 p.m.

Inauguration of “Shilp Gram” Art & craft Bazaar Shilp Gram

03.00–03.30 p.m.

Inauguration of “Shilp Gram” Art & craft Bazaar Shilp Gram

05.00–05.30 p.m.

Maha Aarti Varah Ghat

05.30–06.00 p.m.

Inauguration of Gir & Cross Breed Cattle Exhibition Cattle Exhibition Ground

06.00–06.30 p.m.

Inauguration of “Udhyog Craft Fair” Rural Haat

08.00–09.00 p.m.

Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple

08.30-10.00 p.m.

Cultural Programme Stadium


Thursday,  November 14

10.00–11.00 a.m.

Gir and Cross Breed Competition Stadium

11.00–11.30 a.m.

Turban Tying and Tilak Competition Stadium

11a.m.–09 p.m.

“Shilp Gram” Art & Craft Bazaar Shilp Gram

11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Udhyog Craft Fair Rural Haat

11.30–12.00 noon

Moustache Competition Stadium

01.00–02.00 p.m.

Inter Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports Competition Stadium

05.00–05.30 p.m.

Maha Aarti Varah Ghat

07.00–08.30 p.m.

Indian Bride & Groom Competition (For Foreigners) by Rajasthan Tourism Stadium

08.00–09.00 p.m.

Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple

08.30-10.00 p.m.

Musical evening by renowned vocalist Smt. Vidhya shah Stadium 

 

Friday, November 15

08.00– 09.00 a.m.

Wrestling Competition Stadium

11.00–11.30 a.m.

Matka Race (Water pot race for Women) Stadium

11a.m.–09 p.m.

“Shilp Gram” Art & Craft Mela Shilp Gram

11a.m.–10 p.m.

Udhyog Craft Fair Rural Haat

10.00–11.00 a.m.

Horse, Camel and Nagauri Bull-Animal Competition Stadium

12.30–01.00 p.m.

Matka phod Competition (Locals v/s Visitors) Stadium

01.00–02.00 p.m.

Inter Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports Competition Stadium

05.00–05.30 p.m.

Maha Aarti Varah Ghat

07.00–09.30 p.m.

Best of Rajasthan – Cultural Show by Rajasthan Tourism Stadium

08.00–09.00 p.m.

Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple

Saturday, November 16

11.00–11.30 a.m.

Musical Chair Race Stadium

11a.m.–09 p.m.

“Shilpgram” Art & Craft Bazaar Shilp Gram

11a.m.–10 p.m.

Udhyog Craft Fair Rural Haat

03.00–04.00 p.m.

Champion Cattle Competition Cattle Exhibition Ground

01.00–02.00 p.m.

Inter Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports Competition (Final) Stadium

05.00–05.30 p.m.

Maha Aarti Varah Ghat

07.00–10.00 p.m.

Cultural Programme Stadium

08.00–09.00 p.m.

Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple

 

Sunday, November 17

09.00–11.00 a.m.

Closing Ceremony & Prize Distribution (Cultural Programme,  Folk Artists & Camel Parade, Cattle Show, Horse Race, Camel Race, Tug of War, Jalebi Race, Water Pot Race etc.) Stadium

11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Udhyog Craft Fair Rural Haat

05.00–05.30 p.m.

Maha Aarti Varah Ghat

08.00–09.00 p.m.

Temple Dance Old Rangji Temple
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