The Kaila Devi Fair
The Kaila Devi Fair is one of the principal fairs of Rajasthan which is
held from Chaitr Krishna 12 to Chaitr Shukla 12 at Kaila in the Karauli
sub-division of Sawai Madhopur district.
The village was named Kalia after a sadhu called Kedar
Giri who lived on the banks of the river Kali Sil. The images of Lakshmi
and Chammunda can be seen in the temple of Kalia Mata.
the Yadavas rule, Maharaja Gopal Singh built a big temple with dome and
a golden pinnacle. Number of buildings were constructed during the time
of Maharaja Bhanwarpal and the area acquired vast popularity for its sanctity
and scenic charm. The fair is held for a fortnight, during which animals
are sacrificed outside the temple to propitiate the goddess. Traders from
surrounding areas come to the fair and do brisk business. Rajputs, Meenas
and members of the some other scheduled castes are among the principal
devotees of Kaila Devi.