Monday, July 15, 2024
Himachal Pradesh

Fairs and Festivals


Renuka Fair

The Renuka fair is held on the banks of Renuka lake in Sirmur district. According to legend, Renuka, mother of Parasuram, took the shape of the lake after the curse of her husband, Rishi Jamdagni. Nearby is the Parasuram temple. Idols adorning various temples are brought to the fair which is held in November. This fair takes place on the eleventh day after Diwali. The fair lasts for fifteen days and it is believed that Parashurama comes to meet his mother during this period.