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Sheetla Mata – Hindu Goddess of Epidemic Diseases

Sheetla mata (an avtar of goddess Durga) is the goddess of the epidemic diseases such as measles, chicken pox etc.

As per Legends, the rage of Sheetla Mata can lead to epidemics. So in order to calm and placate the Mata, devotees pray and make offerings to her.

Sheetla Mata Temple

The temple of Sheetla Mata is located on top of hillock in Seel-ki-Doongri village located at 5 kms from Chaksu and 35 kms from Jaipur.

A beautiful red stone placed inside the temple is an embodiment of the deity.

Sheetla Mata Fair

The Sheetla Mata Fair takes place in the month of March-April (Chaitra on Krishna Paksh). The fair is held in Seel-Ki-Doongri village in Jaipur. It lasts for only 24 hours in which pilgrims visit to pay homage to Sheetla Mata.

It is believed that if due to any reason, Sheetla Mata loses her temper then the area is expected to be affected by dangerous epidemics. That’s why the fair is organized to keep her mood cheerful. Offerings of different type of fruits, sweets and cash is placed at the feet of Sheetla Mata. People who come to attend the fair are supposed to take food only after visiting the sacred shrine of Sheetla Mata.

There is a cattle fair that occur simultaneously with this fair. Due to plethora of colorful activities happening in the fair, the atmosphere becomes truly joyful. Cattle breeders decorate their animals beautifully and take them to the fair. The best breeder is awarded with prizes.

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Nagaur Fair – A Cattle Fair in Rajasthan

Nagaur Fair - Worlds Largest Cattle Fair in Rajasthan

Nagaur Fair - World's Largest Cattle Fair in Rajasthan

About Nagaur City

Nagaur Town is one of the most picturesque of Rajput townships. Cordoned in by massive ramparts, royal apartments, palatial houses and temples, it has to be entered through towering gates.

Nagaur Fair – Second largest Cattle fair in Rajasthan

There are lots of attractions that charm tourists from the world over in Rajasthan, Nagaur Cattle fair is one of them.

This eight days fair held every year during the month of Feb.  This is the second largest Cattle fair in Rajasthan.

This Fair is renowned for the trading of cows, bullocks, oxen, camels and horses, which takes place here. Their owners are seen wearing colourful turbans and flaunting long moustaches. Wooden items, iron craft and leather accessories are available in abundance during the fair.

Various activities during Nagaur festival

Various games are organized during this festival. Tug-of-War, camel races, cock & bullfights provide entertainment to the tourists and locals after a hectic day of trading.

As the last rays of setting sun bid aide to the day, a joyous atmosphere is created by the folk musicians whose voices echo far & wide across the tranquil desert sands.

Other Attractions in Nagaur

Also worth a Nagaur visit is the Tarkin-ka-Dargah which attracts devotees of all faith.

Mirchi Bazaar (Red Chilly Market) is the main attraction and wooden items, iron crafts and leather accessories are available in abundance during the fair.

How to reach Nagaur

Nagaur is well connected to the major cities by road and rail. Nearest airport is Jodhpur, some 135kms away.

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