Pushkar Festivals India
Pushkar Shri Krishna Janmasthmi Festival
The Janamashtami festival marks the birth of Krishna, the most highly venerated God in the Hindu pantheon. Devotees celebrate it by fasting and prayers, which is followed by feasting and merriment. The Rang nath Temple remains open throughout the night and birth of lord krishna is celebrated at midnight. On the next morning Nand utsav is celebrated. people distribute prasad (holy offerings) and dance with joy. Earthen pots filled with butter, favourite of lord krishna are tied to several places at certain heights.
Pushkar Ganesha Festival
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in the honor of lord Ganesha. This festival is dedicated to the popular elephant headed God, Ganesha. This festival is celebrated all over India. The elephant-headed god who is worshipped is believed to be the remover of obstacles. In Pushkar, huge statue of Ganesha are carried in procession. On specific dates in the following ten days, these statues are immersed in the Pushkar lake with thousands of worshippers dancing and singing after them.
Pushkar Rainy Festivals
The fifteen Days of Month Bhadva of Hidu Caledar are celebrated as the rainy fair in pushkar. The each day of month have a is dedicated to different god and godess and the festival are celebrated to their places. Most of the Pushkar Rainy Festivals are celebrated at the pushkar hills and tourist and devotees celebrate it by fasting and prayers, which is followed by feasting and merriment. Among the fifteen festival the Most Popular are: Savitri Temple Festival, Ajaypal Festval, Vaidhnath Festival etc.(Aug-Sep.)
Pushkar Navratra and Dashehra Festivals
Navaratri/Dussehra/Durga Pooja. Navaratri, the Festival of Nine Nights, is celebrated in honor of goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country. In Pushkar people wear traditional outfits like ghagra choli and play garba and dandiya ras. The tenth day, Dussehra, commemorates the victory of Rama, of the epic Ramayana, over Ravana. In many places it culminates with the burning of huge images of Ravana and his accomplices, celebrating the victory of the good over evil. Re-enactments of the epic Ramayana takes place in various places.it is also known as Vijayadashami in south India. In Mysore Dussera is a picturesque festival.