The Banganga Fair is celebrated every year on the full moon day of Vaishakh which falls in the month of April-May near a stream from the historical township Bairath in Jaipur district. The stream is believed to have been created by Arjuna, one of the brothers of the Pandavas.
In the Banganga Fair, you can see people taking a holy bath and paying homage to the holy sites in the vicinity at this time is therefore considered very auspicious.
The pilgrims come here from Alwar, Behror, Jaipur, Bharatpur and many other places. There are also some people who come to the fair for pilgrimage, traders of different communities arrive at the fair to sell their wares.
The items which are sold can vary from simple rural ornaments to toys and household items.
The buying and selling add to the festive air and to the turmoil of the fair. Giant wheels and merry-go-rounds thrill the children as well as the adults.
Barath is just 85 kms from Jaipur and there is a regular bus service between Jaipur and Maid (from where Banganga is only a couple of kilometers away).
Banganga Fair Timings & Dates: Full moon day of Vaisakh (April-May)