(Last Updated on : 10/09/2009)
Sheetla Mata Fair is held in the month of either March or April in the village of Seel-Ki-Doongri. This village is located in Jaipur. Conveyances are available to arrive at this fair site. The fair is held in the month of Chaitra (Hindu calendar) on Krishna Paksha. Sheetla Mata is worshipped as the goddess of epidemics. Hence every year during springtime a pooja is performed to appease the goddess. A fair is also held on this occasion and people from all over the state participate in it.
During the pooja the devotees make offerings to the goddess in the form of fruits, flowers, sweets and cash. The deity in the main shrine is made of red stone. At the Sheetla Mata Fair
a temporary market comes up where the villagers sell their wares. These range from utensils to shoes and from clothes to agricultural tools. Food is also an integral part of this fair. Here one can savor the local delicacies. A cattle fair is also organized at the fairground. Here the villagers can either sell their cattle or buy some for agricultural purposes or simply for their homes. The cattle are dressed up in colorful attires so that they grab the attention of the buyers.
Sheetla Mata Fair in Rajasthan
can be an interesting experience for the travelers.