It is one of the biggest festivals of Rajasthan. The SHISH
appeared on Falgun Sudi Ekadashi (11th of Shukla Paksha -
Falgun month) and hence the fair is organised from 9th to
the 12th of the same month.
An estimated million devotees visit the temple during these
four days from all corners of the country. There is virtually
no vacant space in the town during this period. The Govt.
of Rajasthan takes care of the law and order during the fair.
Hundreds of stalls are put
throughout the town selling sweets, food stuff, music cassettes,
books etc. Special arrangements are made for feeding the
devotees in almost all the Dharamshalas and Vishram Grihas.
There is celebration and
festivity in the moods of the devotees who wait for hours
in long serpentine queues for a moment's glance of the deity.
Special trains & buses also ply during the mela. The
whole town along with the temple is illuminated.