Category Archives: Fairs and Festivals

Fairs and Festivals of District Una – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 4, 2020

There are quite a few fairs and festivals celebrated in the various parts of the district. Some of the important fairs are as follows: Chintpurni: The shrine of Chintpurni is located 3 kms. away from a place known as Bharwain on Hoshiarpur–Dharamshala road on ridge top of Solashinghi range. At Chintpurni three famous fairs are… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Kangra – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 2, 2020

Kangra district is a land of gods and goddesses. Almost every village has a temple or shrine of the god, goddess or deity. Village folks are simple and religious in nature and love music. They participate in the fairs and the festivals, which are celebrated with gusto and devotion. Some of the important fairs and… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Chamba – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 1, 2020

Minjar Fair: Of all the fairs of Chamba district, Minjar is the most popular. There are many beliefs about its origin. There is a legend that many centuries ago, Ravi was flowing through the Chamba town where presently Chaugan is situated. There is a temple of Champawati on the right side of the river and… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Bilaspur – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 25, 2020

Various fairs and festivals are traditional means of amusement and recreation for the people. It is rather a cultural heritage of the people. Various types of fairs and festivals are celebrated almost around the year are given below: Lohri (Makar Sakranti): It falls on 13th and 14th January. This is observed by igniting fires, distributing… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Hamirpur – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 24, 2020

The people of Hamirpur district celebrate a good number of fairs and festivals round the year which have, by and large, religious sanctity. Some of the important fairs and festivals held in the district are as under: Gasota Mahadev Fair: This is a place about 10 kms. away from Hamirpur on Jahu road. The legend… Read More »

Riwalsar Fair of Mandi – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 14, 2020

Riwalsar fair has a great religious importance and is celebrated on the 10th day of every new year according to the Tibetan calendar. Tibetan year starts sometimes in February/March. Riwalsar fair is also known as Tsechu/Chessu fair which literally means 10th of Dawa Thangpo (1st month). The Buddhists from various parts of the country come… Read More »

Mahunag Fair of Karsog – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 14, 2020

Bakhari is a small hamlet in Mahu Panchayat circle about 13 kms. from Churag on Shimla-Karsog road where the temple of Mahunag is situated at a height of about 2,000 metres. A fair is held on a rectangular piece of land surrounded by tall pine trees, about 2 kms. away from the temple, known as… Read More »

Mamail Fair of Karsog – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 14, 2020

The temple of Mamleshwar at Mamail is at a distance of 2 Kms. from Karsog. Vijay Dashmi fair is held there every year on the 11th day of the bright half of the lunar month in Asavina (October). According to the local legend, Lord Parshu Ram placed 80 Shivlingas in various parts of Karsog tahsil… Read More »