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Fairs and Festivals in Bihar

Bihar is an eastern state in India and it shares the passion and zeal of celebrating the established and spiritual fairs and festivals of India with the rest of the country. Fairs and festivals have always been an essential part of life in Bihar. These festivals are popular occasions for social communication and enjoyment for the people of Bihar. In the ancient times, Bihar was under the influence of the Vedic religion. There are captivating myths and legends connected with the foundation of the fairs and festivals.

Some of the festivals in Bihar are of religious nature attracting pilgrims from the remotest corners of the country, and some festivals exhibit the cultural wealth of the state, vivacious in multitude of colors and forms. Many of the festivals are linked with the lifestyle of the people, change of seasons and harvesting.

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List of Fair and Festivals in Bihar

Sonepur Mela
Sonepur , Bihar
Start Date: 16/11/2017
End Date: 15/12/2017

An annual cattle fair that titles to one of the biggest in Asia, Sonepur Mela is the pride of northern Bihar. The fair is held on the banks of the... read more»

Kalachakara Festival, Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya, Bihar

The Kalachakra festival is organized in Bodhgaya, the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and lasts for ten days wherein a large number... read more»

Rajgir Dance Festival
Rajgir, Bihar
Start Date: 27/12/2017
End Date: 29/12/2017

Also called the Rajgir Mahotsav, Rajgir Dance festival is a celebration of classical dance and music that takes every year with great enthusiasm at... read more»

Makar Sankranti Mela
Bihar
Start Date: 14/01/2018
End Date: 14/01/2018

The most popular Makar Sankranti Mela in Bihar is another festival which is something exclusive to Rajgir. The pilgrims visiting the place from all... read more»

Nag Panchami Festival
Bihar
Start Date: 27/07/2017
End Date: 27/07/2017

Nag Panchami Festival is the festival of snakes. The festival falls during the rainy months and is believed to contradict the augmented possibility... read more»

Pitrapaksha Mela
Gaya, Bihar
Start Date: 05/09/2017
End Date: 19/09/2017

Gaya is a holy place in the state of Bihar. People from all over the country gather in this place for the famous Pitrapaksha Mela or the ancestor... read more»

Shrawan Mela at Deoghar
Deoghar,Jharkhand
Start Date: 10/07/2017
End Date: 07/08/2017

The Temple at Deoghar, also known as the Baidyanath Dham is the most important pilgrim spot in Bihar. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and has... read more»

Vat Savitri Puja
Start Date: 15/05/2018
End Date: 15/05/2018

Vat Savitri Puja is one of the widely celebrated festivals in India. This puja is performed to pay respect to Savitri's determination and... read more»

Chhath Festival
Bihar
Start Date: 24/10/2017
End Date: 27/10/2017

Chhath Puja is an Indian thanksgiving festival devoted to the Sun God. People gather on the banks of the River Ganges to take a bath in its holy... read more»

Hari Har Dham
Giridih, Jharkhand
Start Date: 07/08/2017
End Date: 07/08/2017

Hari Har Dham is located at a place called Bagodar in Giridih. Giridih is a beautiful township in the midst of hills and knolls in Jharkhand and is... read more»