This dazzling fair is held twice in a year to honor the Karni Mata during the occurrence of holy Navratras in the months of March-April and September-October. The Karni Mata Fair is organized at the shrine of Karni Mata in Deshnok. This temple is also a popular and major tourist attraction of the state. The fair, as the name suggests, is dedicated to Karni Mata who is a local deity of the people of Rajasthan. Believed to have possessed supernatural powers, she lived in the 15th century and spent her entire life in serving the mankind. The rulers of Bikaner worship Karni Mata as their patron deity while the people of Bikaner hold her in high regard. She is also worshipped as a goddess by her principal followers called charans. Hordes of devotees visit this Mata’s temple for their majestic blessings and to enjoy the mirth feast.