Monday, July 15, 2024
Himachal Pradesh

Fairs and Festivals


Minghal Fair

In the month of September the Minghal fair takes place in the Pangi valley. Tales connected with the valiant deeds of the goddess Bhagwati are recited on the occasion and the temple of goddess is specially decorated this day. It is believed that on this day the power of goddess enter the body of one of her devotees, who run into the forest, chops down a huge tree and brings back the enormous tree trunk on his back. When the Arti is performed in the temple, several goats are sacrificed. People stay up the whole night and dance their folk dances within the temple premises.