There also a belief associated with this place that Lakshamn has shot an arrow that resulted in a spring of water, thus, people consider the water of the tanks and kunds of this place extremely holy. Where is the Fair held?
Sitabari Fair derives its name from the place where it is held, that is Sitabari. It is a small-town but has tremendous religious significance to the Hindus as Sita, wife of Lord Rama, had stayed here. Thus, the place derives its name from this mythological belief.
According to the Hindu Mythology, when Sita maa (wife of Lord Rama), was serving her period of banishment, she had stayed here.When Sita felt thirsty, Laksman ,her brother-in-law, shot an arrow in the ground that resulted in the spring of water. This stream is called “Lakshman Babhuka”.
The Fair of Sitabari lays its roots in the importance of the town of Sitabari, according to the Hindu mythology. Some of the common practices observed during this time are:
Although the complete town of Sitabari is sacred and holy in Hindu Tradition, yet there are two popular Kunds that catch tourist attraction and faith of devotees. The water of these Kunds is considered very sacred and people are often seen taking bath and holy dips.
Sitabari is a very small town that is situated at a distance of 1 Km from Kelwara. Kelwara is located 117 Kms from the district of Kota. Many buses ply on this route, and there is no connectivity problem to reach the place.
The frequency of buses is increased by a large number during the Fair, as thousands of tourists and devotees gather here during the time of mela. Although the connectivity through road is very good, the nearest rail head is at Baran that is 75 Kms from Kelwara.