Pilgrimage at Banganga Fair
Banganga Fair has immense religious significance. Devotees from distant places visit the fair to take holy bath, which is believed to wash away all the mortal sins, and pay homage to the sacred sites in the vicinity. Pilgrims hailing from Bharatpur, Jaipur, Behror, Alwar and many other places arrive to cherish this auspicious fair. The devotees and pilgrims gather at Shri Radha Krishnaji's temple in the early mornings after which they take a holy bath in the sacred Banganga River. They sing devotional songs, also called Bhajans, at the ghats (a flight of steps leading to the water) of the Banganga River. A strong belief prevails among the devotees that the river has the power to purify the soul. People also visit the nearby shrines of Ganga Bihari and Hanuman along with the Math of Goaswamiji and the Mahadeo temple.
Other Activities at Banganga Fair
Apart from the pilgrims, Banganga Fair also attracts traders and merchants belonging to different communities for selling their artefacts. A plethora of articles are sold at the fair including household items, toys, simple rural ornaments and many more. The selling and buying of various articles add to the charm of the fair and provides a brilliant opportunity to explore the rural heritage and lifestyle of the place. The fair also offers enthralling activities to the children such as merry-go-rounds and giant wheels. Scrumptious Rajasthani cuisine can also be savoured in the fair.
The holy ambience and devotional activities of Banganaga Fair makes it a pleasant site to explore the vivacious cultural heritage of Rajasthan by the tourists. Bairat is located at a distance of about 85 kilometres from Jaipur and can be reached through regular bus services.
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