Sunday, May 28, 2023
Himachal Pradesh

Fairs and Festivals


The sacred fair of 'Pata' takes place in the Bhadravah valley in September. It is a fair of young girls and is connected with king Nagpal who ruled

in the area during the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar. The chief attractions of this fair are the various pageants of Kudda dancers. During the same period the Jataras of goddess Chhatrahadi Mata and Mani Mahesh ( in Bharmour) take place. During these, people from various parts of the state go on foot on long pilgrimages to the temples of various gods and conclude with a dip in the holy lakes at Bharmour or Mani Mahesh. In local languages they are known as Dalli Da Nhaun. (the bath of the Dal). Another fair for women takes place on the banks of the Dal lake where women come singing folk songs.