Pushkar Fair is much more than the colorful display of Rajasthan's rural lifestyle, attires, performance arts, and handicrafts. The Cattle and Camel Fair at Pushkar is the largest one of its kind on the planet. Over 50,000 camels find their way to the Pushkar Fair to be traded off or display their best features, beauty and tricks - yes, that's true.
Pushkar Fair brings you unique competitions that are as funny as they are entertaining. These include Camel Beauty Contest, where camels vie with each other adorned with painted motifs and wearing beautifully embroidered and mirror-worked saddlecloth.
Camel Race and Camel Dance are other highlights of the fair. Men are not less interesting here with giant-sized mustaches and beards in unique shapes and designs. Turban-tying, henna and bridal competitions, folk dance and acrobatic performances, and puppet performances lure over 2,00,000 visitors to Pushkar Fair every year.
Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is a temple situated at Pushkar in the Indian state of Rajasthan, close to the sacred Pushkar Lake to which its legend has an indelible link. The temple is one of very few existing temples dedicated to the Hindu creator-god Brahma in India and remains the most prominent among them. Although the present temple structure dates to the 14th century, the temple is believed to be 2000 years old. The temple is mainly built of marble and stone stabs. It has a distinct red pinnacle (shikhara) and a hamsa bird motif. The temple sanctum sanctorum holds the central images of Brahma and his second consort Gayatri.
This temple has very close connection with the famous Gurjar community.The priests in this temple are from Gurjar community as the 2nd wife of Brahma, Gayatri, belonged to the Gurjar community. The temple is governed by the Sanyasi (ascetic) sect priesthood. On Kartik Poornima, a festival dedicated to Brahma is held when large number of pilgrims visit the temple, after bathing in the sacred lake.