A large annual fair in organized in the village of Ramdevra (Rajasthan) in memory of Baba Ram Dev. Thousands of devotees gather here every year near the temple of Ramdev ji , where his Samadhi also exists. This is one fair that is not bound with the shackles of religion, caste or creed, as people from all religions come here to pray to Baba Ramdev and the faith in his blessings is the only religion followed by his devotees.
When is Ramdevra Fair held?
The fair is held every year in the months of August-September, which corresponds to the month of Bhaadon, according to the Hindu calendar. Specifically speaking it stretches from bhaadon Sudi 2 to Bhaadon Sudi 11.
Baba Ramdev was a Tanwar Rajput belonging to this region and a saint who later took Samadhi (taking voluntary exit and detachment from mortal body). He was supposed to have some gifted, miraculous powers. Five saints from Mecca when tried to test his powers, ultimately paid homage to him.Since then Muslims call him Ram Shah Pir and Hindus believe that he is an incarnation of Lord Krishna.
It is said that Baba Ramdev always believed in equality of all men, rich or poor, whatever caste and religion. He always did all things possible to help the needy.
Baba Ramdev was known to have some magical, gifted powers, which led to his fame being spread far and wide. Slowly and slowly he became very popular about his powers and gifted traits. Because of this five saints came from Mecca to test and verify his powers and if all that is said about him was true. After all the possible examination when they were convinced, they indeed paid homage to him. There is also a well in the same area which is supposed to have been built by Baba Ramdev himself. The local villagers consider the water of this well to be sacred and holy.
In 1931, the maharaja of Bikaner, constructed a temple around the “Samadhi”.
How to reach Ramdevra?
The village of Ramdevra is about 12 Kms from Pokhran in Jaisalmer. There is a connectivity from Pokhran to Jodhpur both by road and by rail. Thus, Ramdevra village is well reachable from both Pokhran and Jodhpur by bus.
Celebrations at fair.
People from all religions and caste gather to attend this annual fair in large numbers. They consider this time to be ideal to offer prayers and worship their deity Baba Ramdev. . Throughout the fair, people sing and dance in happiness and devotion.
- They offer prayers in the temple of Baba Ramdev, situated near the Samadhi of Baba Ramdev.
- Devotees offer rice, coconuts, Churma, and wooden horses to Ramdevji.
- Throughout the Fair, devotees organize night long bhajans and kirtans to pay homage to the Lord.