Baba Ramdev was a Tanwar Rajput who took 'Samadhi' (left his mortal body for the heavenly abode) in 1458 AD. He was believed to have miraculous powers and is considered an incarnation of Lord Krishna. There is an interesting legend that goes with him. Attracted by his fame and popularity, five pirs from Mecca came here to test his power. They were so awed and mystified by his powers and thoughts that they paid their homage to him. Since then, he came to be known as Ram Shah Pir by the Muslims. Baba Ram Dev stood for equality of all human beings and helped the downtrodden.
Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner constructed a temple around his Samadhi
in 1931 AD. It is customary that devotees offer rice, coconuts, 'churma'
(a Rajasthani preparation) and wooden horses at his shrine. Hundreds of
thousands of devotees throng to the fair to pay their homage to him,
irrespective of their caste, creed or religioun. There are all-night
events organized during the fair where 'bhajans' and 'kirtans' of Baba
Ramdevra Fair is held in the memory of Baba Ramdev. Know more about the famous Ramdevra fair of Rajasthan.
|Location:||village Ramdevra, which is 12 km from Pokhran, Rajasthan.|
|Significance:||Death anniversary of Baba Ramdev, a venerated saint, respected by both Hindus and Muslims.|
|Time of Celebration:||For ten days, from Bhadon Sudi 2 to Bhadon Sudi 11 (according to the Hindu calendar), which usually falls in August or September.|