Why do we celebrate Nagaur Fair?
The Nagaur Fair or the Cattle Fair is a trade fair for the owners to sell their animals. In 1292 AD, Balban captured Nagaur. Then Sher Shah Suri took control over the city of Nagaur in 1542 AD. During Mughal Emperor Akbar rule many cattle merchants come to his palace for the permission to sell their cattle in this area. He agreed to their demand and since then this festival is celebrated in the city of Nagaur as a trade fair.
It is held in the month January or February in Nagaur, Rajasthan in India. The Nagaur city is midway between Jodhpur and Bikaner. The eight days fair is the second largest town fair in India.
Numerous animals such as camels, bullocks, oxen, horses and cows are sold by the merchants. The animals are beautifully decorated and even owners look fabulous by wearing colored turbans and long moustaches. The other attractions of the fair are wooden items, Mirchi market, iron crafts, camel races, camel leather accessories, cock fights, bullock races, puppeteers, jugglers and storytellers.Category: February, India, January