Nagaur fair founded by the king of the Jodhpur dynasty is the second largest cattle fair in Rajasthan…
Nagaur fair is founded by the great Jodhpur Dynasty king Mr. Umed Singh in honor of Sh. Ramdeoji 56 years back and since then it has been held regularly. Nagaur fair or Ramdeoji Cattle fair is in fact a cattle fair, the second largest in Rajasthan. The Nagaur Fair is held in the charming Rajput town- of Nagaur, located between Jodhpur and Bikaner. The Nagaur Fair is an attraction for tourists. It magnetizes visitors from all over the world, who come to see the trading of camels, cattle, and horses by their owners dressed in colorful and beautiful attire. The picturesque sight of people dressed in beautiful dresses and participating locals and tourists in sports is worth capturing with a camera.
The Nagaur Fair is held in the month of January-February every year and continues for four days starting on Magh Shukla Saptami. Every year about 70,000 bullocks, camels, and horses are bought and sold at this fair.
Nagaur district is the land of fairs. They are not only a hub to sell and buy cattle but also show the true spirit of living life. The rural people take on these fairs as big social events; thus participate in these fairs very eagerly with great enthusiasm. In addition to the cattle things that are of routine use, from needles to nails, are available in these events. Fairs witness social solid harmony and are seen as the true expression of rustic rural Rajasthan.
The site of the Marwar Festival, Jodhpur is also called the Blue city of Rajasthan and the place is a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. The city is easily accessible by all means of transportation.
Time of Celebration
Nagaur Cattle fair is held for four days in the month of Magha of Hindu calendar, which usually falls in January or February. Nagaur Cattle fair is held for four days in the month of Magha of Hindu calendar, which usually falls in January or February. The fair starts on Saptmi of Magh Shukla and ends on 10th day of same.
Animals that come for being sold in this fair are magnificently garlanded and decorated with loads of accessories to provide a vibrant look to them by their owners. The owners in colorful turbans and long mustaches keep themselves busy in selling cows, bullocks, oxen, horses, and camels and are seen conversing and bargaining with the buyers.
The Nagauri bull is the most attractive buy besides camels, horses, bullocks, buffalos, goats & sheep. Traders from all over the country gather here and participate actively to vie with each other in purchasing high-pedigree animals. The fair provides an opportunity to see real Rajasthan, rural folk in colourful traditional dresses & turbans in a rural ambiance.
In addition to the exhibition of animals and their trading, the fair is also popular for its Mirchi Bazaar, which is the biggest in India. The Mirchi bazaar in Nagaur fair is a place to market red chilly. Wooden items, iron crafts, and camel leather accessories, and many other things are also sold here.
Amid business activities, the visitors indulge themselves in exciting sports to enjoy riveting activities at the fair. The major sports held at the fair include tug-of-war, camel races, bullock races, and cockfights. The jugglers; puppeteers, storytellers, and campfire evenings make it a lifetime experience. The silence of the desert is broken by the musical notes of the folk music of the region. The scene of the sun sinking below the horizon and the sand dunes glittering in the twilight is worth watching.
How to reach
Jodhpur is well connected to other major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Jaipur, and Udaipur through direct flights.
Roads well connect Jodhpur to many cities of Rajasthan like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Udaipur, and Ajmer Even one can get a direct bus to Jodhpur from Delhi, Ahmedabad, Agra, etc.
The other convenient way to reach Jodhpur is by train. Jodhpur is on the Broad Gauge and comes under the North–Western Railways hence connected to all the major cities of India. There are direct trains from Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengal, Banglore, etc. The royal train Palace on Wheels also visits this city of splendid brilliance.
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