Festivals

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS OF JODHPUR

Jodhpur fairs and festivals seem to express the rich culture and traditions Rajasthan. A number of festivals are celebrated in Jodhpur. However the most famous Fairs and festivals in Jodhpur, Rajasthan are:

SHEETLAMATA FAIR

It is organized at a place locally known as ‘Kaga’ in Jodhpur City. This fair held on Chaitra Badi 8(March-April) every year. Nearly thirty thousand people assemble in this fair to pay homage to the image of Sheetla Mata.

CHAMUNDA MATA FAIR

The Temple of Chamunda Mata is located in Jodhpur Fort. Chamunda Mata is the family deity of Rathors (the former rulers of Jodhpur State). A fair is held on Ashvina Sudi 9(September-October) every year. More than 50,000 people, who worship the goddess, congregate in the fair.

VEERPURI FAIR AT MANDORE

A fair is held at Mandore, which is about 8 Km. from Jodhpur city, in the memory of the heroes of Rajasthan on the penultimate Monday of Shravana (July-August) every year. Offerings of cash, coconuts and sweets are placed before the idols of deities-Ganesh, Bhairon, Chamunda and Kankali. About fifteen thousand persons of all communities congregate in this fair.

DASHEHRA FAIR AT MASSORIA HILL

The hillock has been developed as a beautiful picnic spot. A fair is organized on Ashvina Sudi 10(September-October) every year at a place near Masooria hillock known as ‘Rawan-ka Chabutra’ lacs of people congregate here on this occasion.

NAU SATI KA MELA

This fair is held at a place known as Ban Ganga in Bilara town. It takes place on Chaitra Badi Amavasya (March April) every year. It is held in the memory of nine women who became sati at this place. More than 10,000 persons assemble in this fair normally to take a dip in the Ban Ganga River and also take part in singing and dancing.

RATA-BHAKAR-WALA-KA-MELA

This fair is held at a distance of 3 Km. from village Balesar Satan (Shergarh Tehsil) in the honour of Saint Jalandharnath. It takes place on Bhadrapada Sudi 2 (August-September) every year. Thousands of persons assemble on this occasion.

BABA-RAMDEO KA MELA

This fair is held at Jodhpur City on Bhadrapada Sudi 2(August-September) at Massoria hillock, where the temple of Baba Ramdeo is situated. A Large number of people gather on this occasion from various parts of the state. It is locally known as Massoria Baba Ka Mela.

KAPARDA

A small village in Bilara tehsil it has a population of 2657. It is at a distance of 52 Kms from Jodhpur City. It has a Parasnath Jain Temple, Which was built during 1603-1621. This temple has idols of various Tirathankaras. A Fair is held here on Chaitra Sukla 5 (March-April) every year.