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Kaila devi fair
Location : Village Kaila, karauli, Rajasthan
Time : Month of Chaitra (March - April)

 Kaila devi fair karauli The fair of Kaila Devi, popularly known as Mahalakshmi holds an important place among the celebrated fairs of Rajasthan. The fair is held at the village Kaila in karauli district in the month of Chaitra, starting from Chaitra Budi 12 and lasting for a fortnight. Kaila Devi Fair The fair is visited by a large number of traders who set up their shops and sell a variety of indigenous products. Groups of Mina tribesmen arrive in a spirit of gaiety-dancing, singing and creating a lively atmosphere. The spacious courtyard becomes the venue for dances and songs sung in praise of the deities. The fair of Kaila Devi (Mahalakshmi, the goddess of wealth) is held at village Kaila in Rajasthan, India. This fair held every year lasts only for a fortnight. Each year, around two lakh pilgrims come to visit this fair. The pilgrims offer prayers at the Kaila Devi Temple which is at a distance of 2 kilometres from Kaila village. The nearby Bhairon temple and Hanuman temple are other attractions. The Kaila Devi fair is devoted to Kaila Devi who is an incarnation of Mahalakshmi, the idol of wealth. Near around 2 lakh adherents congregate in Rajasthan with lots of religious sentiments in their hearts. It is held in the village Kaila of Rajasthan, India. Prayer and worship is done in Kaila Devi Temple which is just 2 kilometres away from Kaila village. Other major attractions are Bhairon temple and Hanuman temple known as Languria. The fair takes place in the month of Chaitra (March-April) and last for a fortnight. The temple of Kaila Devi is located on the banks of the Kalisil river in the hills of Trikut, 2 kms. to the north-west of Kaila village. It houses the images of Mahalakshmi and Chamunda. Kaila Devi has been regarded as the guardian deity throughout the ages by the khinchis, the yadavas and the princes of karauli. The devotees bring with them cash, coconuts, kajal (kohl), tikki (vermilion), sweets and bangles as offerings to the goddess. The rutual of Kanak-Dandoti is observed by the staunch devotees. They cover a distance of 15 to 20 kms. to reach the temple, not on foot but by lying prostrate, making lines with their hands in that positioin, advancing upto the line drawn and repeating this procedure till they reach the temple. There are many rituals which are carried out by strong believers of Kaila devi. They present cash, bangles, coconuts kajal (kohl), tikki (vermilion) and sweets in the feet of goddess with emotions of pure affection and goods wishes for everyone. Kanak-Dandotis is a tradition that everyone has to follow in Kaila Devi fair. The pilgrims cover the distance of 20 kilometers is the most complex part of the trip. They lay down on road and by making rows with their hands in order to reach at temple. This process continues till the devotees reach their destinations

Kaila Devi Temple
 Kaila devi Temple karauli At a distance of 25 km from the karauli city sits pretty the shrine of Kaila Devi smack on the banks of the Kalisil River in the hills of Trikut. The temple of the Goddess (Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth) attracts millions of pilgrims every year and the annual fair lasting a fortnight is the main attraction. Right in front of the Kaila Devi temple is another minor temple dedicated to Bhairon. Another interesting shrine right in the courtyard is that of Lord Hanuman (The Monkey God). Interesting because the God is called Languriya (slang for monkey). Kaila Devi(Goddess) Temple is situated on the banks of the Kalisil river in karauli district. The temple is dedicated to the tutelary diety, goddess Kaila, of the erstwhile princely rulers of the karauli state. It is a marble structure with a large courtyard of a checkered floor.In one place are a number of red flags planted by devotees. The place is also famous for its fair held during the dark half of "chaitra" (March-April) .