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                                                                              PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR 2012

 

                          The Fair-The Festival

                         Come the month of Kartik (Hindu Calendar-Cct/Nov) each year, and you see the sleepy town of Pushkar waking up to metamorphose into the most vibrant , hustling bustling town of Rajasthan. For this is the time of one of the biggest MELA (Fair) of Rajasthan_The Camel Fair.

The fair was originally for the selling and buying of Camels by the people of villages surrounding Pushkar. To sell the camels, it was necessary to make them most presentable, so the need to decorate them, and then was born the Camel beauty Contest. For the Beauty contest came up stalls of camel accessories. As people from villages far and wide came and spent days here , there had to be food stalls. The women folk came along with their men so obviously the fashion accessory stalls had to be there. Thus was born the present day face of the Fair- the camels, the food stalls, the local fashion accessory stalls, the camel beauty contest, the local music and cultural shows, other livestock(horses, sheep, goat, cows) trading shops.  So here you find a mind boggling combination of local culture, music, riot of colours ( if form of colorful men turbans, women Ghagras_ the long tunic, the camel accessories). Apart from the shopping extravganza, other attractions are the camel and horse races. There is even a Camel judging competitions held at the fair. Other forms of entertainment include folk dances and folk music of Rajasthan, enthralling the crowd

 

TENTATIVE/EXPECTED PROGRAMME BASED ON PAST FEW YEARS PROGRAMME

Date

Time

Event

Venue

18-19 Nov

20/11/2012

All Day/Night

09:00 AM
09:30 AM
09:30 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 Noon
02:00 PM
Onwards
06:30 PM

Arrival and Assembling of Herders, Traders, Camels/Other Cattle

Flag Hoisting
Mandana Competition
Group Dance (By School Girls)
Chak de Rajasthan Football Match
Camel Race
Craft Bazaar

Deep Dan

 

Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Exhibition Ground

Sarovar

21/11/2012

10:00 AM
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
02:00 PM

Onwards

Satolia Match (Locals v/s Visitors)
Langari Taang Competition (Traditional Game)
Camel Decoration (Gorband)
Craft Bazaar

Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Exhibition Ground

23/11/2012

10:00 AM

10:00 AM
11:00 AM

12:00 Noon
02:00 PM
Onwards
07:00 PM
08:00 PM
08:30 PM

Safed Chitthi (Sale deed between cattle
buyer & seller)
Camel Race Competition
Camel Dance Competition
Horse Dance Competition
Craft Bazaar

Indian Bride Competition (for visitors)
Classical Dance
Inter Panchayat & Schools Dance Competition

Mela Ground
(Dara area)
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Exhibition Ground

Mela Ground
Old Rang ji Temple
Mela Ground

24/11/2012

08:00 AM
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
02:00 PM

Onwards
04:30 PM
06:00 PM


06:00 PM
07:30 PM
08:00 PM

Spiritual Walk
Ravanna (Departure permission to cattle owners)
Kabbadi Match (Local v/s Visitors)
Craft Bazaar

Inauguration of “Shilp Gram” Art & craft Bazaar
Inauguration of Gir & Cross Breed Cattle Competition

Milk Stripping Competition
Local Artists Performance
Classical Temple Dance

From Guru dwara
Cattle Ground
Mela Ground
Exhibition Ground

Shilp Gram
Cattle Exhibition Ground


Cattle Exhibition Ground
Mela Ground
Old Rang ji Temple

25/11/2011

06:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
11:30 AM
02.00 PM

Onwards
06:00 PM
07:30 PM
08:00 PM

First Milking
Gir and Cross Breed Competition
Turban tying and Tilak Competition
Moustache Competition
Shilp Gram” Art & Craft Bazaar
Pushkar Craft Bazaar

Second Milking
Cultural Evening
Classical Temple
Dance

Cattle Exhibition Ground
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Shilp Gram
Exhibition Ground

Cattle Exhibition Ground
Mela Ground
Old Rang ji Temple

26/11/2013

06:00 AM
08:00 AM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
11:30 AM

12:00 Noon
01:00 PM
02:00 PM

Onwards
07:00 PM
08:00 PM
08:00 PM

Third Milking
Wrestling Competition
Safari on Camel & Camel Carts
Horse, Camel and Nagauri Bull-Animal Competition
Matka Race (Water pot race for Women)
Shilp Gram” Art & Craft Mela
Matka phod Competition (Local V/s Visitors)
Inter Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports Competition
Pushkar Craft Bazaar

Cultural Program
Cultural Evening by W.Z.C.C.
Classical Dance

Cattle Exhibition Ground
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Shilp Gram
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Exhibition Ground

Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Old Rang ji Temple

27/11/2012

10:00 AM
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
01:00 PM

02:00 PM

Onwards
03:00 PM
07:00 PM
08:00 PM
08:30 PM

Gir and Cross Breed Cattle Competition
Musical Chair Race
Shilpgram” Art & Craft Bazaar
Inter Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports Competition (Final)
Craft Bazaar

Champion Cattle Competition
Best of Rajasthan”Cultural Show”
Classical Dance
Laughter Show/Cultural Program

Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Shilp Gram
Mela Ground

Exhibition Ground

Cattle Exhibition Ground
Mela Ground
Old Rang ji Temple
Mela Ground

28/11/2012

09:00 AM
Onwards


02:00 PM
Onwards
08:00 PM

Closing Ceremony & Prize Distribution (Cultural
Program, Folk Artists & Camel Parade, Band
Show, Cattle Show, Horse Race, Camel Race,
Tug of War, Jalebi Race, Water Pot Race, etc.)
Craft Bazaar

Bhajan Sandhya

Mela Ground



Exhibition Ground

Old Rang ji Temple