shrine of Shri Sonana Khetlaji in the village Sonana of
district Pali is the site of the two day Khetlaji fair, held
every year during May-Jun. The fair attracts a large number of
devotees who congregate here during the fair held in honour of
the deity, Khetlaji. It is believed by many devotees that the
deity has powers to grant wishes. Many devotees arrive to pray
for fulfilment of their wishes or for
thanksgiving, after their wishes have been granted.
The fair is a grand occasion for the local people from
the adjoining area, who pour in, dressed in their best, right
from day-break. It is also a gala occasion for
shopping.. Body tattooing shops are also the hot-spots of
activity and troupes of Gair dancers add colour to the festive
spirits. However, it is the hundreds of horses at the fair that
steal the show. Thoroughbred and well trained 'Marwari' horses
perform many a trick and even dance to the rhythms of local
drums, much to the amazement of the onlookers.
Sonana is 65 kms. from Pali. Pali is well connected by road and
rail to major cities of the state.