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Pushkar Camel Fair Gallery

The special attraction of Pushkar is that is home to the only temple devoted to Lord Brahma (no photos were allowed at the temple).
This is the most revered shrine in Pushkar. Lord Brahma is worshipped as the Creator of the Universe in the known Hindu Trinity. According to legend, Brahma performed a Yagya here.
Every year on the day of auspicious Kartik Purnima, the full-moon phase of October/November, Pushkar Lake attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the country to take a holy dip in its waters. It is believed that a dip at the lake on this auspicious day is equal to the penances done for one hundred years. Out of respect for this holy place, no pictures were allowed at the ghats of the lake because of the bathing that was taking place.
This is also a time to buy, sell and trade livestock, meet old friends and race camels and horses.
This is considered a World Heritage event and Kathy & I felt privelaged to experience such a unique gathering. India is changing rapidly and we fear that such cultural events as this will become a thing of the past.
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Pushkar Camel Fair Waiting for her husband to return to camp. Setting Up Camp Pushkar Pushkar
Camel Carts
A ride through the tents Day in the Life
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Watching the Camels go by
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