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A legend comes to life in remote Rajasthan village

Tue, Jun 16, 2015, 10:24 AM
Binjore, June 16: The remote village of Binjore along the India-Pakistan border in Sri Gangangar district of Rajasthan, nearly 600 km from state capital Jaipur, came to life for a week as some 15,000-20,000 people from across the country and a few from overseas participated in an annual fair to mark the "martyrdom" of the legendary lovers Laila-Majnu (Laila and Majnu).

"The fair, which started on June 11, came to an end on Monday. It has attracted a large number of lovers and newlyweds for decades now," said Rashid, a resident of the village, only a few kilometres from the border, adding that the two tombs of Laila-Majnu have been the centre of attraction, especially among lovers and newlyweds, for decades now.

Though the existence of Laila-Majnu is still a matter of debate among historians, this in no way affects the flow of devotees.

In the Bijnore version of folklore, Laila-Majnu, fleeing oppression in their respective homes that were dead set against their marriage, had drifted into this part of the country in search of water. They were scorched to death by the blazing and their tombs were constructed where their bodies were found.

No one remembers when the fair began, but it's been around for a while.
Agency: IANS

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