Sunday, March 26, 2023
Himachal Pradesh

Fairs and Festivals


Shivaratri Fair

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.