The seven-day-long Shivaratri fair at Mandi is unique in style and known
for its colourful atmosphere. Gods and goddesses are carried in palanquins.
After presenting themselves at the Raj Madhav temple (shrine of the main
god of the area), the devotees pay their homage to Lord Shiva at the Bhootnath
temple. This marks the start of week-long festivities. The conclusion
is preceded by Jagran (night long pooja) in which the 'guru' and the 'chela'
predict the event of the coming year.