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BIKANER

 

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SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE

FORT & MONUMENTS

Junagarh Fort   Lalgarh Palace   Havelis   Gajner Palace

PILGRIM CENTRE

Bhandeshwar Jain Temple   Raj Ratan Bihari & Rasik Siromani Temple   Shiv Bari Temple   Deshnok   Kolyat

 

MUSEUM & AUDITORIUM

Rajasthan State Archives   Ganga Government Museum

 

WILD LIFE

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary

OTHERS

Devi Kund   Camel Research Farm   Katariasar Village

 

 

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FAIRS & FESTIVALS OF BIKANER

The Camel Festival is held in Bikaner(traditional city)  in the month of January for two days. Bikaner, which incidentally is called the camel capital of  India. The animals are dressed in an embroidered attire. During the festival, folk artists and musicians give performances and sweets made of camel milk are available for the public. Camel processions start from the Junagarh Fort.This festival is a revenue-generator for the tourism board of Rajasthan. In addition to the competitions like camel race, best decorated camels, tug of war and other exciting games, the camels also shows their footwork, dancing and aerobic skills. During the evening, firecrackers lighten up the sky with full glory.

For more Information, kindly visit :-  http://www.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/fairs-and-festivals.html

 

The Kolayat Fair is held in Bikaner in  between the 17th and 22nd November  in commemoration of Kapila who is an ancient sage for ten days. Fair has significance in popular culture. It comes with its set of legends and rituals. The Kolayat Fair is alternatively called as Kapil Muni Fair. The fair is conducted on the banks of the Kolayat Lake. There are fifty two ghats that comprise the banks of the Kolayat Lake. For Puja special area is reserved for this in the temple. In the evening, oil lamps are lit and floated on the lake. During this fair, the devotees take a tirthato the different ghats and take a dip in the holy water. Livestock are also sold and the best breeders are felicitated with awards and certificates.

For more Information, kindly visit :-  http://www.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/fairs-and-festivals.html

This fair is held in Bikaner in reverence of Karni Mata for one to two days. This deity is said to be one of the main goddesses of the rulers of Bikaner several centuries ago. The venue of the fair is at the temple of the goddess. Made of stone and marble, this temple is ruggedly built yet oozes divine elegance. Of the fairs and festivals of Rajasthan, this is one fair that is held two times in a year. The first fair is the larger one of the two and is held between March and April. The second fair is held between September and October. People belonging to the Rajput caste bring their children here to get their first haircuts. On this occasion, children along with their parents seek the blessings of Karni Mata. The temple is called the Karni Mata temple. Located at Deshnok, it is open to the public as early as 4 am. Inside the temple is a shrine that houses the idol of the goddess that is only 75 cms. Devotees from different parts of Rajasthan visit the Karni Mata Temple and seek her blessings during this fair. The children usually get their first hair cut on this eve and devotes offer gold or silver upon the fulfilment of their wishes.

For more Information, kindly visit :-  https://www.rajasthantourplanner.com/Bikaner-Tour-Planner/Bikaner-Festivals/Karni-Mata-Fair.html

 

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