Fairs and Festivals of District Mandi – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 14, 2020

The people of the district celebrate various festivals almost round the year. As Hindus constitute the major population of the district, all Hindu festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Holi, Baishakhi and Shivratri, etc. are celebrated with great pomp and show. Some of the important fairs and festivals being celebrated in the district are briefly hereunder:-

Shivratri fair of Mandi: Click Here to Read

Mamail fair: Click Here to Read

Mahunag Fair: Click Here to Read

Riwalsar Fair: Click Here to Read

Prashar fair is held near the lake of same name located at a distance of about 40 kms. from Mandi town in the month of June.

Kau/Kao fair is held in the honour of Kamaksha Devi at Kau village located at a distance of 6 kms. from Karsog in the month of June.

Kuthah fair is held in honour of Tangwasi deity at Kuthah village located at a distance of 12 kms. from Thunag in the month of May.

Markandya Rishi Fair: Again in the month of May, a fair is held at Bali Chowki in the honour of Markandya Rishi.

Hurang Narain Fair: In the month of July/August, a fair is held in Hurang village in Chuhar valley in the honour of deity Hurang Narain. This fair is known as Narkhan fair and held for three days after every five years.

Chuhar valley Fair: In the month of April, a fair is held in the honour of the deities of Chuhar valley at Jogindarnagar.

Nalwari Fair: However, a cattle fair is also held in the month of March at Sundarnagar. This fair is known as Nalwar fair. In this fair traders and farmers, mostly from Kullu and Kangra districts, come to buy and sell bullocks and other cattles. The fair is organized near Lindi Khad. Nalwar fair is known as a very old cattle fair of Mandi district.

Read also: District Mandi Highlights of 2011 Census

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