Mallinath Fair is one of the biggest cattle fairs of Rajasthan held annually near Tilwara, a village in Barmer District from Chaitra Budi Ekadasi Chaitra Sudi Ekadasi (March-April). It lasts for a fortnight wherein the highly popular breeds of cows, camels, sheep, goats and horses attract Portrait of Maiiinathji people.
The fair is believed to have originated from transactions which took place among admirers of Rawal Mallinath, a local hero travelling to Tilwara on well-bred animals to meet him. People make offerings of sweets and once their wishes are fulfilled, they offer miniature horses at the shrine.
There are races organized of bullock, camel and horses. The prize winning animals sport white badges and command high prices.
Tilwara is a rail-head on the Jodhpur-Barmer route. Buses ply between Balotra, Jodhpur, and Barmer and Tilwara.
Chaitra Budi Ekadashi
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Tilwara, Barmer, Rajasthan