Baneshwar Fair to start from 14 February

Baneshwar Fair is organized in the month of January-February from Magh Shukla Ekadashi to Magh Shukla Poornima. Baneshwar fair is a popular tribal fair held in Dungarpur district in Rajasthan state of India. Baneshwar fair is all set to start from 14th February and will continue till 18th February. The name of the fair has been kept on the Shiva Lingam in the Mahadev temple of Dungarpur, Rajasthan. 'Baneshwar' means the ‘master of the delta’ which is derived from the Shiva Linga worshipped in the Mahadev temple in Dungarpur. Majority of the people attending the fair are Bhils, a tribal community of Rajasthan. This is a religious festival with simple and traditional rituals. On this occasion tribal from the neighboring states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat join their brethren from Rajasthan to offer prayers to Lord Shiva. The Baneshwar fair is predominantly a tribal fair with more than half of the congregation consisting of Bhils.