There is always some kind of a fair or a festival that happens in Jharkhand keeping the people busy and occupied. It is not that anyone complains since the fun loving and cheerful people of Jharkhand love them. From the fairs and festivals in Jharkhand, the most prevalent fairs are the cattle fairs in Jharkhand. One such cattle fair is the Kundri Mela in Jharkhand.
The Kundri Fair or the Kundri Mela in Jharkhand principally deals with the buying and selling of cattle. This cattle fair is held on the day of the Kartik Purnima. It is said that the Kundri Mela originated in the year 1930, way before India became independent and much before Jharkhand became a separate state.
There are also a number of other cattle fairs in Jharkhand. There is the Chatra Mela, held during the time of the Durga Puja. Other Mela in Chatra other than the Kundri mela is the Kolhaiya Mela, held during the time of Magh Basant Panchami. Other cattle fairs are the Tutilawa Mela that takes place on the day of Falgun Purnima ,the Lawalong Mela which takes place on the day of the Aghan Purnima and the Belgada Mela in Baisakhi Purnima.
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