Another big fair is held for four days every year in Malerkotla at the
shrine of Haider Sheikh. It is largely attended. It is believed that if
childless women visit the shrine and offers rots (large sweet cakes) specially
cooked, they will be blessed with child.
There are various other small fairs which are similarly
held in memory of Saints and Sages. On the 14th of Chet, a fair is held
in Dhesian Sang (Philaur) at the shrine and in honor of Baba Sang. Another
fair is held at the tomb of Khwaja Roshan in Har on every first Thursday
after the new moon. In Nakodar, a Hindu-Muslim fair is held at village
Kara at the shrine of Mir Shah Husain, who, according to legend, lived
about five hundred years ago. At Khatkar Kalan (Navanshehar), a fair is
held on Baisakhi day in memory of Baba Jawahar Singh. Another fair, Shiv
Chaudas, is held at Paddi Matwali (Navanshehar ) on the 14th of Chet on
the bank of the river Bein.
In March, at Nathana (Ferozepur) a fair is held in honor
of a Hindu Saint, Kalu. He is said to have dug a large pond in
one scoop and deposited the dug-up earth in a closely heap which now forms
the object of popular veneration.