Ajmer, Nov 9 (UNI) Over one lakh devotees today took dip in the holy Pushkar Sarovar on the occasion of ''Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi'', marking the beginning of the annual Pushkar Mela.
The day began with chanting of vedic hymns and groups of devotees thronging various bathing ghats of the mythological lake since early this morning.
Cultural programmes and Bhajan recital by Anuradha Paudwal troupe were also organised on the opening day of the five-day event, which would conclude on Kartik Purnima.
The event also coincided with a week-long cattle fair which begun at the Pushkar Mela ground on Friday.
The event also attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists.
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