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Fairs and Festivals in Jharkhand

Situated on the eastern side of the Vindhya hills and at the northern fringes of the Deccan is the beautiful state of Jharkhand. Blessed by nature and known for its rich and diverse culture, Jharkhand is visited by large number of tourists every year. Jharkhand is home to large number of fairs and festivals celebrated throughout the year.

Famous for its rich culture especially the tribal culture, Jharkhand is a home to number of fairs and festivals celebrated all the year round. Besides, the cattle play a very important role in the fairs and festivals of Jharkhand. You will see big cattle fair, which includes sale and purchase of cattle in most of these festivals.

Held at the time of Phalgun Shivratri, Kunda Mela in Pratappur is one of the major festivals of Jharkhand and is marked by the sale of cattle.

Started in 1882, Chatra Mela is another major festival of Jharkhand and is mainly a cattle fair held during Durga Puja.

Besides, Kundri Mela, Kolhaiya Mela, Tutilawa Mela, Lawalong Mela, Belqada Mela, Sangharo Mela etc. are some of the other important fairs and festivals in Jharkhand.

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List of Fair and Festivals in Jharkhand

Barura Sharif in Jharkhand

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Belgada Mela in Jharkhand

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Bhadli Mela in Jharkhand

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Chatra Mela in Jharkhand

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The Graveyard of Jatrahibagh in Jharkhand

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Kolhaiya Mela in Jharkhand

The state of Jharkhand has earned quite a name as the venue for an endless number of fairs and festivals. These fairs in Jharkhand held with much... read more»

Kolhua Mela in Hunterganj

Jharkhand is well noted for the number of fairs that are held in its premises. All these fairs have active participation from the enthusiastic... read more»

Lawalong Mela in Jharkhand

Jharkhand is noted for its fairs and festivals and there is always some fair or festival happening in the state, keeping the people in a festive... read more»

Rabda Sharif

There is no end to the time for merriment in Jharkhand, which is always wrapped up in some kind of revelry or the other, in the form of fairs and... read more»

Sangat in Jharkhand

The word ‘Sangat’ is the Punjabi version of the word ‘Sangti’ which means company. It can also be referred to as some form... read more»

Tutilawa Mela in Jharkhand

Jharkhand celebrates their rich culture and livelihood with a number of fairs and festivals. So it is at every fortnight that there is some fair or... read more»