Places near Jaipur : Pushkar

Pushkar Mela : 23 Nov 2012 for 1 week

Pushkar is one city in India that everybody is cognizant of and wishes to visit someday. This sacred city of Hindus, is only 10 km from the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan.

This “Adi Tirtha” finds a revered mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharat. Lord Bramha is supposed to have killed the devilVajra Nabha with lotus flower. The devil was destroyed by the contact, and petals fell at three places. One of those places is Pushkar, where a lake was formed. Brahma performed sacrifice on a Kartik Purnima (full moon day in the Hindu Kartik month), sanctifying it.

A holy bath in the lake at Pushkar and worship at Brahma temple (one of the very few Brahma temples in the world) is held in very high regards. It is the only temple in the world where lord Brahma can be seen with his wife. Pushkar, considered one of the five dhams (Badrinath, Rameswaram, Puri and Dwarka make up the penta), is abound with several temples, which trace their origin to ancient times. Aurangzeb, the Mogul emperor tried his best to eliminate all these temples. However they were always rebuilt and they still stand tall. Legends claim that, at one time, the shores of the Pushkar Lake were hosting 500 temples and 52 palaces (for numerous kings).

The city of Pushkar is comfortably settled between hills from tri-directions and the magnificent golden desert form the remaining. Though the climatic variations border the extreme ranges as is the true for any desert the always city is abuzz with activities (Festivals, Fairs, Safaris, pilgrimages etc.) throughout the year.

Apart from religious reasons Pushkar has also endeared itself to many for its wonderful shopping centers offering various fabrics, books, Handicraft goods, traditional and fusion music etc.

Presently the annual Pushkar Mela is ongoing which started from 23rd Nov 2012 and will last for a week

 

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Jaipur decorated like a Bride for Diwali

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Jaipur all set for Diwali, shopping festival at heights and city all dressed up like a bride

 

Visit Exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra in the evenings to enjoy the cultural programmes and true shopping experience

exhibition upto 9th Nov 2012

Visit Touch of Class Exhibition at Amrodon ka Bagh from 18th october to 23rd October 2012

 

Jaipur Shopping festival

Jaipur Shopping festival from 16th October 2012 to 15th November 2012, HAPPY SHOPPING

Jaipur Rocks !

Jaipur rocks with Rockit on 6th and 7th October 2012 @ Ravindra Manch

ROCKit! Festival 6-7 Oct 2012

Ravindra Manch Open Air Theatre

Parikrama, Pentagram, Menwhopause, Shkabang and Barefaced Liar are amoung a handful of acts that have been confirmed to play at Jaipur’s Ravindra Manch Open Air Theatre on 6-7 October. Billed as “2 days, 8 bands, 14 hours of guitar… drums… and MAYHEM!” this will be the cities first ever rock festival.

Organised by Jaipur based marketing and event management company Event Craft, the organisers are hoping to create an alternative to the established folk scene in the city by creating a platform to showcase rock music to younger audiences.

The full festival schedule can be seen below:

Saturday 6 October
4:00pm The Amity College band
5:00pm Night Wings 3
6:00pm Barefaced Liar
7:30pm Shkabang
8:30pm Parikrama

Sunday 7 October
4:00pm Winter Gate
5:30pm Menwhopause
7:00pm  Bhayanak Maut
8:30pm Pentagram

For booking and more details contact: 9772000316, 9829101014

Rock Jaipur Rock !