The Banganga Fair is held annually near a rivulet 11 kms from the historical township of Bairath in Jaipur district, on the full moon day of Vaishakh (April- May). The stream is believed to have been created by Arjun, one of the Pandavas. This area is identified with the settlement of Viratpuri of the epic days.
At the site is the Radha-Krishnaji temple which was built by shri Nadram Bakshi of Jaipur more than 200 years ago. For Hindu, Purnima (full moon day) in the month of Vaishkh holds a lot of significance.
Visiting the Banganga to the holy sites in the vicinity at this time is therefore considered very auspicious by the pilgrims who come from Alwar, Behror, Jaipur Bharatpur and many other places.
Devotees gather at the Shri Radha Krishnaji’s temple and sing bhajans (devotional songs) to glorify ghats (a flight of steps leading to the water) of the Banganga river with the belief that it has powers to purify the soul.
The people then proceed to the nearby shrines of Hanuman and Ganga Bihari and also visit the Mahadeo temple and the Math of Goaswamiji. Bairath is 85 kms from Jaipur on a diversion from National Highway No 8 near Shahpura which connects Alwar.
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Bairath [Viratnagar], Near Jaipur