India is a land of countless fairs or festivals. Most of the festivals are related to the religion and some other are celebrating along with change of season and cropping. The vivacity of the people is reflected by the fairs and festivals. Most common are The Puri-Rath Yatra, Alleppey-Boat Race, Pushkar-Camel Fair, Allahabad-Kumbha, Goa-Carnival and many more. All the fairs and festivals reflect the assortment of the native place and its people In the month of March Holi comes that is known as festival of colors. Festivals don't bother about the religion barriers. In festival time all the people of country come closer and celebrate together.
After the Holi celebration couple of months ahead the festival "Raksha Bandhan" comes that is symbol of protection and affection between brother and sister. Then comes Janmashtami, better known as the birthday of Lord Krishna and then next comes Ganesh Chaturthy that is Lord Ganesha's Birthday.
Now next festival is "Dussehra" that is symbol of Ram's victory over Ravana . People believe it as victory of good over wickedness. As Dussehra celebration completed people especially in north India start cleaning their homes and shops for the coming festival that is none other "Diwali". It is the most favorite festival among all the fiestas. Diwali is the festival of lights and lamps; generally, it falls in the month of November. This is the festival where people burst crackers and show their joy and Getty. On Diwali eve people pray to the goddess Lakshmi for prosperity.
Listed here is a very small selection of the countless number of exciting events that are held in Rajasthan throughout the year.
Nagaur Fair,Nagaur (Jan-Feb.): Essentially an animal fair, it provides an opportunity to participate in some of the local sports.
Desert Festival,Jaisalmer (Jan-Feb.): One of the most popular of all festivals it is a journey into the heart of the desert,the golden city of Jaisalmer that has a charm of its own. A true show on the sands which attracts even the much traveled visitor.
Baneshwar Fair,Baneshwar (Jan-Feb.): A religious festival with simple and traditional rituals. This fair is the centre of attraction of a large number of tribals from the neighboring states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat who join their brethren from Rajasthan in offering prayers to Lord Shiva.
Mewar Festival - Udaipur:
The Mewar Festival of Udaipur welcomes spring, offering the best overview of Rajasthani culture through songs, dances, processions, devotional music and firework displays.
Gangaur,Jaipur (March-April): Gangaur celebrated in March-April. Dedicated to Gauri, a manifestation of goddess Parvati and the consort of Lord Shiva, it symbolizes conjugal bliss and marital happiness. It is time for young girls to dress up in their finery and pray for grooms of their choice while the married women pray for the well-being of their husbands.
Some of the more important fairs and festivals are the Desert Festival of Jaisalmer, Pushkar Fair, held in Pushkar, near Ajmer , Gangaur Festival, Jaipur, Elephant Festival, Jaipur, Marwar Festival, Jodpur, Camel Festival, Bikaner, Mewar Festival, Udaipur.