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of New Year in Lahaul valley. Lamas fix the date of
festival, which is usually falls in the month of
month of January and peaks season of skiers this
impressive festival celebrated with lot of fun at
Manali(11 to 16 Jan).
festival of Lohri is celebrates in the most areas of
Himachal Pradesh. This is the traditionally mid winter
season and also commemorate the last sowing of Ravi
crop. Community bonfire, dancing and folk songs mark
Phagli is another important festival of the Lahaul valley. Phagli
nam Derived from the month of Phagun the last month of winter and
beginning of the spring season.
The festival of makar Sankrati is celebrated with great fun and
festivity at solan 48 km from Shimla on Kalka Shimla highway .
Basant panchmi marks arrival of spring season in lower part of
state. The sky filled with colourful kites.
Singh Mela :-
The festival of Baba Barbhag singh held at Mairi in district in Una.
In the month of februrary and dedicated to sage Baba Barbhag Singh
was renowed for his spritual powers .
days of navratre are absorved all over Himachal Pradesh. These
secred days dedicated to Mata Druga Devi .The temples of chintpurni
and Jawala mukhi are also major focus in these days .
most part of the country Holi is also celelibrated in Himachal
pradesh.The festival of colour and fun thousand of devotee throng to
holy shrine at Ponta Sahib in sirmour district situated on bank of
river Yamuna. Holi is also celebrated in Palampur and Sujaanpur.
Shivratri fair held in Mandi town in between February and March
every year. The fair of Shivratri goes about weak long, well
decorated hundreds of local Gods(Devta) and Goddess are
participating in international Shivratrit fair at Mandi town. First
stop over of the deities in Mahadev temple and then at Bhootnath
Temple to pay their homage to lord Shiva.The weak long festival
celebrate with dance ,music and dramas. Shiv ratri fair is also
celebrated at Baijnath’s Shiva temple in Kangra district.
This fair basically a cattle fair buying and selling cattles done
here. Local artist entretain the people on occasion of nalwari fair.
Wrestling matches also held here the fair is held in the month of
The fair of
Bala Sundri held in Trilokpur near Nahan in Sirmour district at the
temple of Goddes Bala sundri which was build in 1573 by king Deep
Held on the
first day of baisakh month which falls on 13th April according
english calander .Baisakhi is another major festival of Himachal
Pradesh is celebrated with great ferbor and festivity .It bids a
final fairwell to the winter .people take purifing dips in water at
Tattapani. Near shimla and Rewalsar lake near Mandi.
Sui Fair :-
Celebrated in Chamba Sui fair is another exciting and funfield event
and folk songs in kullu and chamba celebrade the festival of chait
the first month of lunar calander which falls in April.
temple of goddes Hadibha Devi at Manali host of dhoogri fair in the
month of may .The colour full fair attended by people of kullu
valley and surrounding area.
IPSI Fair :-
from Shimla ,Mashobra the host place of sipi fair which held in the
month of May every year ..It is traditionally a time for match
rally begen in Biling near Kangra ,summer festival also celebrated
in Dharamshala And river festival also commence in the month of may
in Kullu .
This fair is dedicated to goddess shilooni the town named after it
is the presiding deity of the region .The fair helf in the second
Sunday of the June month .
night in the month of june the ghantal festival is celebrated in
guru ghantal monastery in lauhaul valley.Summer festivals held at
dalhousie dharamshala and shimla are memorable events cultural
programmes add colour to summer season these include folk dances
,sports tournament and flower shows.
This fair held in Kaza the old trade route to Tibet and central Asia
Basicaly this event is a commercial festival. Where traders come to
sell their produce like wool, woollen cloths and dry fruit etc.The
Lahaul festival is also celebrate during this season.
announces the onset of the monsoon rains. The other attraction of
this month are buffalo fights which mark the Sari fair at Arki.
Pauri festival held at Udaipur in Lahaul valley. The Trilokinath
temple is the centre point of this festival. The temple is secred to
Hindus and Buddhists alike.
This fair is held at holy shrine of Naina Devi 32 km from swarghat
in Bilaspur District.
Dal Fair :-
Dharamshala Dal lake host the Dal fair in the month of August.
After celebrating Janamashtmi (the birthday of Lord Krishna) the
yatra begin to secred lake of Manimahesh in Chamba district in the
month of August.
celebrated in Chamba,Simour and Bilaspur. This event connected with
the worship of Gugga the Nag devta.
Chamba the land of charm and beauty celebrated the minjar fair on
the bank of river Ravi in month of August /september. The Minjar
Fair is held to please to Lord of rain -VARUN for timely rain in the
region for good harvest. Thousand of people of Chamba and
surrounding ares.Throng to the festival .It is time when lot of
match making done.
the site for the Gaddi fair.Gaddies are nomadic people and they
celebrate this yearly event for the period of six days.
The sacred days of Navratre are absorved all over Himachal Pradesh.
These secred days dedicated to Mata Druga Devi . The temples of
Naina Devi, Brajeshwari, Chamunda, Chintpurni and Jawala mukhi are
also major focus in these days . A special millennium
celebration.(28 sept-6 Oct
Celebrated in pangi valley in Chamba district witness a glories
display of neighbourly affection and this occasion Dehant Nag is
all Fair in Himachal Dushehra is celebrated with great fervour and
with festive mood. Dushehra is celebrate all over India but it at
has got its own significant at Kullu. It commemorate when the
Dushehra festival in other parts of country ends. It last for seven
days. The actual date of commencement of Dushehra festival is
decided by Hadimba Devi then after She bought to kullu in two days
in a procession where she is recived by former king of Kullu. Then
the ceremony begins. On the opening day the idol of Ragunathji kept
on well decorated chariot and attended by village Gods mounted in
colorful decorated planquins is pulled from its fixed place in
dalpur ground to the other corner of the ground by big ropes. The
pulling of ropes is regarded sacred by local people. Around 300
Gods(Devta) of different villages arrive on the opening day and
remains there for seven days. At Dalpur ground. To pay there homage
to Lord Ragunathji the chief deity of the region. Trader from around
the area came to festive to sell local products. Every evening a
culture programme is organized by kala kendra at Dhalpur ground in
which various artist from Russia, France and other country to
praticpate. The Tourist from all over the world visit Himachal in
the month of October specially to see Dushehra festival at Kullu.
There are lot of lakes in Himachal Pradesh but Renuka is the most
beautiful. The famous Renuka fair celebrated at seared lake in every
year in the month of November .This fair is commemorate the
secrifies of mother Renuka .She was killed by her son Parsuram under
the order of his Rishi (saint) father Jamdagni.The fair celebrates
the immoratality of Renuka and her son.thousand of devotee throng to
this place to receive the blessing of their Gods and Goddess.It last
for one week in which folk dances and cultural programme organized .
On the bank of lake the temple of Parshu Ram and Renuka Devi are
situated. An old agreeable ceremony takes place when the celebrants
exchange turbans or caps even handful water to become brother and
sisters in the name of deity.
Lavi Fair :-
On the bank of River Satluj 120 km from Shimla Rampur town host of
famous fair of Lavi which is held in the month of November .The week
long fair bring people from kinnaur ,kullu and adjoining area for
the trading of wool, woolen cloths, carpets and shawls as well as
dry fruits and horses are bartered and sold. The town was once a
major enter point on the old trade route to Kinnaur,Tibet , Ladakh
and Afghanistan .Even these day the tradition is as vibrant as ever.
Christmas celebration grip the Shimla and Dalhousie and as church
bells chime. The New Year eve is celebrated with great gaity in
Shimla and all Himachal once again prepares for another eventful
Ice-skating Carnival:-The Ice-Skating Carnival which held in Shimla
in the month of December (10-12
International Himalayan Festival:-
Himalayan Festival is held in Mcleodganj district Kangra (10-12
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