The famous and popular Ramdeora fair of Rajasthan commenced from this morning (August 27) in Jaisalmer district at the temple of Baba Ramdevji with ceremonies of aarti, pooja and crowning. The temple will remain open for 22 hours for devotees to pay homage to Baba Ramdevji. The fair will continue for two months.
Several lakhs of devotees from Hindu, Muslim and
Sikh communities are taking part in fair to pay their homage to
Samadhi Baba Ramdevji at Ramdeora-located temple. The fair has begun
on the second day of Shula pasha of Bhadrapada month of Hindu
calendar. Since it is much celebrated fair, it is a public holiday in
It is the 630th edition of the fair for which the
district administration has made elaborate arrangements. According
the Jaisalmer administration, adequate police force with CCTV cameras
has been deployed to maintain law and order.
Arrangements for cleanliness, drinking water,
checking of food items, setting up of temporary dispensaries have
been made and life guards have been deployed at Ramsarovar pond for
smooth observance of the fair.
Baba Ramdev Ji is a Hindu folk deity of Rajasthan
who had been pro-poor and benevolent ruler of the fourteenth century.
He is worshiped today as Ishta-deva or folk deity and is revered by
Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs alike.
The temple complex houses Samadhis of Baba Ramdevji
and his disciples along with that of five Muslim Pirs. Temple is
located at Ramdeora which is about 10 km from Pokhran town of
Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan which was built by Maharaja Ganga
Singh of Bikaner in 1931.