Kolayat Fair 2016 Or Kapil Muni Fair Cultural Festival in Bikaner
Date: 12th November 2016 - 14th November 2016
Venue: Bikaner, Rajasthan
Rajasthan is the land of colors, Rajasthan's heritage, culture, safaris, sand dunes, lush forests and their wildlife makes it a destination admirable. The state is very popular for its rich culture and customs, a glimpse of which you can see in the folk music and folk dances of Rajasthan that allure and soothe your heart. Rajasthan is a land of natural beauty and splendid forts, boasting of the saga of courage and sacrifice. A visit to these magnificent Forts and Palaces would be an altogether a new experience. You can get the true flavor of this rich traditional culture by visiting the various festivals and fairs in Rajasthan. Each of these fairs and festivals is celebrated with a lot of passion.
The Kolayat Fair is one of the most famous festivals of Rajasthan. It is held in Kolayat, Bikaner and manages to attract a large number of visitors from different parts of the world.
About Kolayat Fair
The Kolayat Fair of Bikaner has a great significance in the life of the people of Bikaner. They anxiously wait for this fair throughout the year. Tourists also feel a great time as the Kolayat Fair is celebrated on an expansive scale. The fair is also called as ‘Kapil Muni Fair’. The Kolayat Mela is not for only attraction, it also has an important religious significance. Millions of devotees also visit the fair to take a holy bath in the Kolayat Lake. It is believed that a to take holy bath in the water to get rid of their sins.
According to history, the place of Kolayat is also noted as Kapilayatan. Moreover, these names are found in the holy scriptures of Puranas.
Attractions of Kolayat Fair in Bikaner
Koliyat Fair is the largest fair in the Bikaner, and it is also called as Rajasthan Kapil Muni Fair and it is held on Kartik Poornima. During the Kolayat Fair, all the 52 Ghats are beautifully decorated with lighting lamps. Beautiful and attractive lighting lamps impact a great look to these Ganga ghats. It will be the beautiful sight for the visitors to see millions of lighting lamps floating in the water of the lake. On visiting the fair, you will also be able to see the various customs performed by the devotees. Devotees also offer prayer along with sweetmeats, milk pudding and sugar drops to the deity.