Deva Mela is the annual urs of the famous Sufi saint Haji
Waris Ali Shah, celebrated during the months of October and November.
Held at Deva, 10 km from Barabanki at the reversed shrine of Haji Waris
Ali Shah, the mela show-cases the spirit of communal harmony national
unity. This fair attracts pilgrims from all over the world especially
as far as from Pakistan and the Middle East Countries. Main attraction
of this religious festival is the cattle fair. Music, poetry session,
cultural events and games like volleyball, hockey and athletics are the
added attractions of the fair. The shops are beautifully illuminated at
night to commemorate the occasion and provide great shopping opportunities
to the visitors by selling authentic handicrafts. The fair ends with a
great display of fireworks on the last night.