Thursday, July 18, 2024
Himachal Pradesh

Fairs and Festivals



The fairs connected with local deities, the Kahika fair of the Kulu valley is an important one. This is celebrated for three days and there are a lot of interesting folk tales in the area connected with it. It is said that there was a character known as 'Nada' who defied the Brahmanical priests and gods and evolved along with his wife their own sacrificial Yagnas to placate the local deities. People in the area hold the 'Nada' couple in high esteem and perform a ritual enactment of the death and resurrection of the husband.