Fairs Of Himachal Pradesh In English

Fairs Of Himachal Pradesh In English

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Fairs Of Himachal Pradesh In English


 Fairs and festivals are considered a simple and medium to connect the culture and human emotions of any country and state. Fairs suppress our mental frustrations and give a message of love and brotherhood. Festivals connect us with a cultural background. According to the image of modern form and the changing picture of time, various festivals and fairs of Himachal Pradesh are divided into three types -


i. State Fairs

State level fairs  are celebrated at the state level. This fair is approved by the government. Huh. All the facilities in this are provided by the government. In these, the entire system relations, medical facilities, law and order, entertainment activities and other inter-state competitions and cultural arts Katia are organized by the government. Prominent among these state-level fairs-


  • Mijjar Fair (Chamba)
  • Shivratri (Mandi)
  • Dussehra (Kullu)
  • Labi (Rampur)

ii. Religious Fairs

These fairs are celebrated in religious places and temple premises. In this, people of different denominations in the temples of temples worship together with reverence and faith and get a pleasant experience by chanting the religious experience: self peace. The fair celebrated at the time of Navratri is of attraction and seeing the huge crowd of devotees, the nature of the religious fair is worth seeing. The description of religious fairs in Himachal is as follows-


1. Markandaya Fair -  This fair is celebrated every year for three days at the time of Baisakhi in  front of the temple of Rishi Markandeya in Makri village of Bilaspur . It is believed that the  sage Markandeya  was born here and people take a bath in the holy water here and pray for their wishes to be fulfilled.


2. Nayna Devi Fair - The  Navaratra fair in Bilaspur district is dedicated to Shri Nayana Devi. There is a belief about the temple that when King Daksha did not call Maad (Lord Shiva) in the yagna, then the angry angry Daksha's daughter (Sati) jumped in the havan-kund and gave her life. Due to the eyes of Mother Sati being in this place, the temple was built at this place and read it as Nayana Devi.  Guru Gobind Singh ji  worshiped in this temple. A panoramic view of Bilaspur and Gobind Sagar is visible from here.


3. Other Devi Fairs -  Himachal Pradesh is famous for its fairs. Chantpurni in Una district ,  Jawalaji in Kangra   and  Brjeshhwari Devi  are flagship fair. In all these temples, Chaitra takes place in the month of Shravan. In these fairs, people from far and wide come to see Goddess with their wishes.


4. Gugga Pir Fair -  This fair is celebrated in the memory of Gugga Pir at Gugga Temple Batehar Uprali (Sadar  Bilaspur  ). People believe that Gugga protects them from snakebites and other ghosts.


5. Hatkoti Fair -  Hatkoti (Roharu) organized this fair in memory of Durga Mata. is. It is believedthat this temple of Hatkoti was built by  King Virat . The Pandavas are connected to this temple. The Ashtabhuja statue of Mother is unique in the temple.


6. Rohru Fair -  This fair is held in Rohadu market in front of the temple of the deity Shikaru in Vaishakh (mid-April) . Sikaru god Dntali, Jakhar Dslani, Gangtoli  and  Rohru  is rotated. These five houses of the deity are considered.


7. Sippy Fair -  This fair celebrated in  Sipur  (Shimla district)  is dedicated to Sip Devta . Before the formation of Himachal Pradesh, this fair was celebrated at the time of assuming the post of Raja in the princely state of Koti. The custom was that the king used to worship the Sip deity before assuming his throne. The Sippy Mela is dedicated to Lord Shiva.


8. Kufri Fair -  This fair is held in Daghogi village near Mashobra to commemorate the occasion of Ramayana when Hanuman built a bridge connecting Lanka with the help of monkeys.


9. Shuline Fair -   This fair of Solan is dedicated to Shulini Devi ,the younger sister of Durga Mata . This goddess has been the Kuldevi of Shak of the erstwhile Baghat state. The seven sisters were Hinglaj Devi, Jethi Jwalaji, Lugasani Devi, Nayana Devi, Naug Devi, Shulini Devi and Tara Devi. The seven sisters are believed to be the incarnation of Durga. The Shulini fair is celebrated on the extreme of Nina Thapa Maar. Son is also named after Deni Shlini.


10. Renuka Fair -  This fair is held indistrict Sirmaur inmemory of Renuka Mata . Jamadagni Rishi (father of Parshu Rama) was slaughtered by King Sahasravajun. After this Jamadagni's wife Renuka committed suicide by jumping into the lake. The second belief is that Parshu Rama killed his mother Renuka on the orders of his father Jamadagni. Even today thousands of people come to the fair on the day of Ekadashi in the month of Kartik and offer prayers here. The shape of the lake looks like a dormant woman from the top of the hill.


11. Baba Balak Nath Fair -  This fair is celebrated to remember the miraculous power of Baba Balak Nath (Saints child) in a place called Diyot Siddha. It is believed that Baba Balak Nath was born in Girinar Kathiawar (Junagadh State). This miraculous boy also roamed around Talai Bilaspur, where he used to feed cattle. In Diyot Siddha, the child attained accomplishment. In the memory of Baba, the rotis (rotas) are distributed among the devotees in this fair.


12. Hola Mohalla Fair -  This Holi festival is mainly celebrated in  Paonta (Sirmaur district)  . The beginning of this fair is associated with Guru Gobind Singh's stay in Paonta. 52 poets lived in his court during Guru's stay here. In fact, the Hola Mohalla fair started at Anandpur Sahib (Punjab) where the Guru witnessed the bravery and military acumen of his army.


13. Mela Baba Barbhag Singh -  This fair  runs all month in the month of Jyeshtha ,a place called  Madi in Una district  . A large number of people from Punjab visit this fair. It is famous for its powers and many folk tales are popular about it. The fair is also observed on the new moon of the month of Jyestha.


14. Mani Mahesh Fair -  It  is 65 km from Chamba . Away is a religious place. There is a beautiful lake here. A Shiva temple is built on the banks of the lake which is called Shiva's home. A fair is held here 15 days after Krishna Janmashtami, which is called  Mani Mahesh Yatra  .


15. Shivratri Fair - In  Himachal, small fairs are held inmany places on the day of Shivratri, but the Shivratri fair of Mandi has been going on since very ancient times. This fair is related  to King Abarsen  of Mandi as he was the first to establish a Shivalinga in Mandi and since then Shivaratri fair started in Mandi.

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iii. Trade Fairs

The purpose of trade fairs is not only to do business, but philosophy of culture is also seen in these fairs. They play an important role in keeping people in contact with each other through trade. These fairs were started with the objective of establishing inter-princely purchasing-selling and amicable relations of the kings. These fairs are held at Lavi (Rampur), Mandi-Bilaspur, Hamirpur. In: Nalwadi's cattle fair has gained worldwide acclaim.


1. Nalwari Fair of Bilaspur -  This fair is generally celebrated from 17 to 23 March  .  This is the cattle trade fair , which is famous for the animal trade in the vicinity - especially bulls. At this time, this fair is celebrated as a state level fair. The fair begins with a traditional 'Khandi Burya'. Till 1962, this fair continued to be celebrated at Sandu Maidan. This fair is celebrated at Luhunu Maidan after this ground is submerged in the Gobind Sagar. With the burial of the Khandi, there is bull worship and peace begins. Some shops are also set up along with animal fairs. Simultaneously,  'Chhinj'  is organized in which wrestlers from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal participate. Who last wrestling win  saying with a thunderous Silver Is given which symbolizes the mace of Hanuman. During the fair, the buying and selling of animals goes on, due to which new animals come and old ones are sold.


2. Nalwari Fair of Sunder Nagar at Sandar Nagar -  This fair is  celebrated from 9 to 17 Chaitra (March) . It is the largest cattle fair in the state and many times bigger than Bilaspur Nalwad.  In this animal farm, farmers from district Mandi, Kangda, Bilaspur and Hamirpur come to buy bulls. It is understood that all this is an ancient animal fair. Nalwad of Bilaspur, Bhangarotu started later. It is also believed that King  Chetsen King Nal came to Sunder Nagar (Suket). Raja Nal advised that food trade fair should be started to improve the economic condition of the people. King Chetsen started this fair and named it Nalwad. This fair is celebrated in the area above one kilometer in Lindy Khad. Animals and animals appear in the ravines and areas of ara far and wide. In the fair, cattle and animals live in the ravines and fields for six days.


3. Fair (Lavi Fair) Lvi -  it is a trade fair of Himachal, which from 11 November 13 to Rampur think. There is a big trading market in this fair, in which there is excessive trade ofwoolen sheets and shawl-doshals, it has been given the name of Lavi ie wool. Chilgoja, walnuts, almond black cumin and sale are done in this fair. Folk dances are also seen in the fair, of which Mala dance fair is the most attraction.

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