Lawalong Mela in Jharkhand(Last Updated 05 Aug, 2021)
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 mood throughout the year. There are a number of fairs held in memory of some saint or a pir. Jharkhand is also well known for the number of cattle fairs that take place here. People from near and far travel through the dusty roads to be a part of this festive extravaganza. One such cattle fair in Jharkhand is the Lawalong Mela.
The Lawalong Mela in Jharkhand is an ancient fair that started from about the year 1880. Since then till now, the Lawalong Mela has taken place almost every year. It has emerged as the biggest and one of the most popular of the cattle fairs in Jharkhand. The Lawalong Fair takes place on the day of the Aghan Purnima.
Other cattle fairs in the district of Jharkhand are also petty well known and visited by a number of people from all over the state. These fairs are the Chatra mela, the Kundra Mela and the Kolhaiya Mela in Chatra, the Tutilawa fair and the Belgada mela of Simaria.