Kolhaiya Mela in Jharkhand(Last Updated 05 Aug, 2021)
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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 pomp and splendor give the people of Jharkhand a refreshing break from time to time . There are a number of cattle fairs in Jharkhand, of which the Kolhayia Mela in Chatra is a reputed name.
Though principally a cattle fair in Chatra, like the Kundri Mela, the Kolhaiya mela too is held with a great zeal. It takes place on the day of Magh Basant Panchami. The Kolhaiya Mela , like other cattle fairs in Jharkhand originated much earlier, around the year 1925.
Chatra Mela is the principal cattle fair in Jharkhand. The Kolhaiya Mela along with the Kundri mela are the other cattle fairs in Chatra. There are also the Tutilawa Mela and the Belgada mela in Simaria, and Lawalong mela which comprise of the rest of the cattle fairs her in Jharkhand.