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Chandrabhaga Fair in Jhalawar, Rajasthan Chandrabhaga Fair in Jhalawar, Rajasthan Chandrabhaga Fair in Jhalawar, Rajasthan

The land of golden sand, Rajasthan is a major hub of fairs and festival in India. Every celebration here reflects the vibrant and jovial lives of the people living here. One such prominent Fair is the Chandrabhaga Fair of Jhalawar. Held in the month of Kartik (October-November), the Chandrabhaga Fair showcases the living tradition of Rajasthan.

About Chandrabhaga Fair

The fair is held in Jhalrapatan, which is 6 Km away from Jhalwar. This colourful fair is held on the auspicious day of “Kartik Purnima”, when thousands of pilgrims take a holy dip in the river Chadrabhaga, flowing beside the venue of the fair.  The holy dip in the water is generally taken in the last day of the kartik. This holy dip is known as “Chandravati” by the common people.

The Chandrabhaga Fair is a rare mix of trade and festivity. On one hand, you can find the rituals being performed, while on the other hand you will find a cattle fair is being organized.

Attractions of the Fair

The Chandrabhaga Fair offers a chance to experience the folk music of Rajasthan. One can also shop for colourful art and crafts at the fair.

A large cattle fair is also held on the last day of Kartik which also attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over India. Similar to the internationally acclaimed Pushkar Mela, livestock like buffaloes, cows, camels, horses and bullock are brought in this place from various parts for re-sale.

The Fair is also an opportunity for the tourists to interact with the locals and familiarize themselves with the rituals and customs of the locals.

Various competitions are also organized during the fair. Competitions like Matka race, Tug of War, Turban Tying, Rangoli Making, Cattle competitions, Moustache Competition are best for fun.

About Jhalrapatan City

The ancient city of Jhalrapatan has large number of temples, and is referred to as the “City of Bells”. Pilgrims assemble in Jhalawar on the banks of River Chandrabhaga during the Fair in Rajasthan, and participate in the gala event. The festival is named after the river Chrandrabhaga itself and is considered very sacred by the people of Rajasthan.

Major Attractions near Chandrabhaga Fair

  • Jhalawar Fort
  • Bhawani Natyashala
  • Government Museum
  • Chandrabhaga Temple
  • Gagron Fort
  • Bhimsagar
  • Fort Of Gangadhar
  • Kakuni
  • Rein Basera
  • Dalhanpur

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