Kartik Purnima Snan is a Royal Ritual Bath and it performed during the month of Kartik at Pushkar. Kartik Purnima Snan observe each of the year as on Full moon light day during Kartik month. It’s a holy bath which is performed by people for removing their previous sins and bad effects of life.

During this whole month of kartik people observe ritual fast by taking once a meal in a day till the date of Kartik Purnima. Kartik Purnima Snan is a festival for people who belong to Hindu religion in India. During that time most of the people not only observe a fast or take a royal bath but also engages themselves with various types of ritual and religious acts to earn good fortune.

Legend behind Kartik Snan :

There is a myth in Hindu religion that on this day of Kartik Purnima lord Shiva killed a demon named Tripura with the help of Lord Brahma and lord Vishnu. Demon Tripura was destroying the people and going on a bad path. To save people form Tripura lord Shiva destroyed Tripura.

Fair at Pushkar (Ajmer) In Kartik Month :

During that time of Kartik Purnima in Pushkar at Rajasthan each of years organizes a ritual fair for long ten days. During this ritual fair thousands of people like saints, pilgrims and others reached at here and take a royal bath for reduce their sins of life. During that time in fair numerous stalls held for business purpose. On this time people worship Lord Brahma in Brahma temple at Pushkar and a Puja also done in a temple of Savitri on a hill.

Kartik Purnima Snan in 2012: 28th November

Kartik Purnima Snan celebrated each year in month of Kartik on various religious places specially at Pushkar.

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Pushkar Fair of Rajasthan :

The Pushkar fair is one of the most popular fairs in India. Pushkar fair is held every year in the state of Rajasthan, in a town called Pushkar. This fair is a five day event where people from all over India and sometimes across the borders and nations visit, to be a part of this very famous fair. Pushkar fair is an annual event that takes place during the months of October and November. This fair helps in emphasizing the culture and traditional values that are imbibed in every heart of the people of Rajasthan.

Pushkar fair is all about festivities, enjoyment and fun. The city attracts a great number of people, visitors, disciples, tourists, folk artists, performers, traders and a lot more. There are stalls organised in the fair that encourages sale of the finest in Rajasthani handiwork, and dance performances, folk artists, the popular cloth puppet show, turban tying contests, best bride contest – the excitement never ceases to end.

You can buy the best in Rajasthani suits and materials, the famous badhini work clothes – the loud colours that make them more attractive, ornaments and a lot more. There are food stalls also organised for all the food lovers who love to dig their teeth into the famous Dhokla or any of the other popular Rajasthani delicacies.

The best part of the Pushkar fair is the camel race and camel trading fair, which encourages buyers and sellers of camels at affordable and reasonable prices. The camel competition is organised to find out the best adorned camel, the best breed of camel and also the most obedient one too! The camel race leaves one on tenterhooks with the great competition among camels. So the next time you plan a visit to Rajasthan, make sure that you plan it around the Pushkar Fair, so that you can see the true colours of celebrations in the State of Rajasthan.

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