Category Archives: Fairs and Festivals

Shivratri Fair of Mandi – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 14, 2020

Shivratri fair of Mandi is one of the most colourful state fairs of Himachal Pradesh. This fair is held in the month of Phalguna (February/March) on the Krishna Chaturdashi or the 14th day of waning moon and continues for eight to ten days. According to the legend, the Shivratri fair of Mandi was started by… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Kullu – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 8, 2020

First Read this: History of Kullu Dussehra Sainj Fair: This fair is held in Raila on 21 st of Baisakh (April-May) for one day. The significance and legend of the fair is religious and recreational. Idol of Devta Laxminarayan is brought from Raila to Sainj. Thereafter the fair starts with folk dances and songs rhythmical with… Read More »

History of Kullu Dussehra – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 8, 2020

Dussehra is celebrated in most parts of the country on Vijaya Dashmi to commemorate the victory of Rama over the demon king Ravana. The highlight of this fair is the victory of good over evil. Kullu Dussehra is, however, different in certain ways from the Dussehra celebrations in the other parts of the country. It… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Solan

By | June 2, 2020

In the district, a number of fairs are held throughout the year. A few of these are elucidated below: Sharad Purnima Fair: This fair is held at Unchagaon (Kunihar) in a ground surrounding the tank for two days in the month of January-February. It starts from ‘Puranmashi’ and lasts uptil the next day. It is… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Sirmaur

By | May 27, 2020

The fairs and festivals celebrated in the district Sirmaur are Vyas fair, Gandhi fair, Nag Naona fair, Bisu fair, Haryali fair, Renuka fair, Trilokpur, Holi fair, et al. They are explained below: Festivals in District Sirmaur Baishakhi/Bisu Festival: The Bisu festival falls on the last two days of the solar month of Chaitra and the… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Shimla – Himachal Pradesh General Studies

By | May 21, 2020

Bharara fair: Bharara fair in Bharara village near Kumharsain, held in May. Devta Koteshwar is brought in the fair and goats are sacrificed. But now high court has banned in 2014. The fair is cultural and recreational and ‘Natti’ dances are performed. People also enjoy ‘Hindola’ ride. Bhoj Fair:   This fair is held in… Read More »

Fairs, Festivals and Dances of District Lahaul-Spiti Himachal Pradesh

By | April 27, 2020

Ladarch Festival:  It is an annual fair held near the village of Kibbar. It is celebrated in the month of  July. Sissu fair: This fair is a common fair celebrated all over the Buddhist Himalaya. Phagli or Kun fair: This fair is celebrated in the month of August in Pattan valley at Trilokinath Temple. Like… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Kinnaur – Himachal Pradesh

By | April 22, 2020

Chaitra festival: It is celebrated in the month of Chaitra at village Chhagaon. Beeshu: It is celebrated where Chaitra is not celebrated. Dakreni or Dakrain: It is celebrated in July-August in Pangi. The fair starts with the singing vulgar songs. Ukhyang or Phulaich: It is commenced in Rupi in month of Bhadra (August) and in… Read More »