Donkey fair organised in Ujjain at Shipra river bank


On your fingers: A traditional ‘Donkey Fair’ was held on the banks of the Shipra River in the Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh. This fair is held every year in the Hindu month of Kartik, from Ekadasi to Purnima (full moon night).

Donkeys and mules were brought here from all over the country, merchants gathered from all over the country to buy the fair animals. Before entering the fair, the animals are colored and given a name that is written on their bodies. In addition to donkey and mule dealers, there are many horse dealers at the fair this year. Various horses were brought to the fair.

According to Bablu Prajapati, a local trader, “This is my traditional work. We buy donkeys and mules from various sources and sell them in Ujjain. A few donkeys have been sold and negotiations are underway for a few more.

Dadabhau Gote Rao Shinde, a shopper from Maharashtra, said, “I came here to buy a donkey. This fair has been planned for several years. Our father and grandfather came here to buy the donkey.

Notably, a donkey fair of this size is said to be held in only two places in the country. The first is set in Pushkar, Rajasthan and the second is set in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

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