The Banganga Fair of Jaipur, Rajasthan takes place near a stream, approximately 11 km from the town Bairath in Jaipur district. Bairath is situated almost 85 km from the city of Jaipur. The legend has it that Arjun, one of the Pandavas, created the rivulet. He shot an arrow to satiate the thirst of dying Bhishma Pitamah, a soldier hurt in the battle of Mahabharata, and created the lake.
The people visiting Rajasthan Banganga Fair take a bath in the stream
and worship at the holy place. Conducting this particular ritual is
considered very auspicious. The fair is important not only from
pilgrimage point of view but also sets stage for traders who come to the
fair to conduct business and sell their goods. Ranging from simple rural
ornaments to toys to household items, almost every thing is available in
this fair. There are even rides for kids like Giant wheels and
First thing in the morning, the devotees congregate at the temple of
Shri Radha Krishnaji. Thereafter, they take a bath at Banganga river
ghats. It is believed that bathing at the ghats relieves one of the bad
doings and purifies the soul. Later, they advance towards the nearby
shrines of Hanuman and Ganga Bihari and also pay a visit to the Shiva
temple and the Math of Goswamiji.