Chatra Mela in Jharkhand(Last Updated 05 Aug, 2021)
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Anyone who cherishes a rich culture would love to visit Jharkhand because of its fondness for fairs and festivals. There is always some kind of a celebration that prevails in the air. The people express their vivacity in the form of fairs and festivals in Jharkhand. There are a number of cattle fairs that take place in Jharkhand. One such popular cattle fair is the Kundri Mela in Jharkhand.
The Kundri Mela in Chatra is the principal cattle fair in Jharkhand. It was as early as 1882 that this cattle fair started in Jharkhand and since then it has been held every year in the state. The Kundri Fair takes place during the month of September/October, around the time of the Durga Puja.
Some other cattle fairs held in Jharkhand other than the Kundri Mela are the Chatra mela, Kolhaiya Mela, Tutilawa Mela, Lawalong Mela and the Belgada Mela.
The Kundri Mela in all probability started much later than the Chatra Fair, in the year 1930 while the Kolhaiya Mela began in the year 1925 and the Belgada Mela about 5 years before. It was around the same time span, in the year 1935 that the Tutilawa Mela began to be held in Jharkhand. The Lawalong Fair comparatively dates back to an earlier time, around the year 1880.
All of these are principally cattle fairs in Jharkhand which contributes to a great extent in keeping the festive spirit in the air.