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Fair & Festivals
Banganga Fair
Ganesh Chaturthi
Karni Mata Fair
Marwar Festival
Sitabari Fair
Baneshwar Fair
Gangaur Festival
Khatu Shyamji Fair
Desert Festival
Kajli Teej
Mahavir Ji Fair
Mewar Festival
Summer Festival
Braj Mahotsav
Gogaji Fair
Khetlaji Fair
Nagaur Fair
Camel Festival
Sheetla Mata Fair
Elephant Festival
Kapil Muni Fair
Kite Festival
Pushkar Fair
Urs (Ajmer)
Chandrabhaga Fair
Kailadevi Fair
Kota Dussehra
Ramdevra Fair
Shekhawati Fair

Fair and Festivals | Banganga Fair | Ganesh Chaturthi | Karni Mata Fair | Marwar Festival | Sitabari Fair | Baneshwar Fair | Gangaur Festival | Khatu Shyamji Fair | Desert Festival | Kajli Teej | Mahavir Ji Fair | Mewar Festival | Summer Festival | Braj Mahotsav (Festival) | Gogaji Fair | Khetlaji Fair | Nagaur Fair | Teej Festival | Camel Festival | Sheetla Mata Fair | Elephant Festival | Kapil Muni Fair | Jambheswar Fair | Kite Festival | Pushkar Fair | Urs (Ajmer)

Sitabari Fair

The Sitabari Fair is held near village Kelwara in Baran DistrictThe Sitabari Fair is held near village Kelwara in Baran District. Held usually prior to the Dussehra. Sitabari is considered to be the place where Sita, the wife of Lord Ram, was left by Lakshman to serve the period of her banishment. Legend says that a stream sprouted from the ground where Lakshman shot an arrow to fetch water for Sita.This stream is called 'Lakshman Babhuka'.

People visit the kunds (tanks) to take a holy dip for the purification of the body and soul and to perform oblations dedicated to the various deities whose images are installed here. The biggest water tank is the 'Lakshman Kund' with one of its gates called 'Lakshman Darwaza' where an idol of Hanuman is installed.

The Suraj Kund named after the Sun God is surrounded by verandahs on all sides. Ashes of cremated people are immersed in the water flowing out of the kund by those who cannot go to the Ganges for this ritual. In one corner of the kund, the 'Linga' or shrine of Lord Shiva is placed. The other two Kunds are the Sita Kund and the Bharat Kund.

Apart from being a religious gathering, traders from nearby districts as well as neighbouring States come to the fair to sell a variety of goods. Cattle breeders are also present at the fair selling popular breeds of cattle from Jhalawar, Aklera, Bundi, Kota, Bhilwara and Nagaur.

Sitabari is at a distance of 1 kms from Kelwara. The distance from Kelwara to Kota is 117 kms and buses ply on this route. The number of buses is increased during the fair, for transporting thousands of visitors to the event. The nearest rails head is Baran at a distance of 75 kms from Kelwara.