Ludhiana Jarag Mela is usually celebrated in the Pail Village for the Mother Goddess Seetala and is one of the most reputed Fair in Punjab. It attracts tourists from across the country and is exhibited with incredible ardor and passion.
Description to the Ludhiana Jarag Mela:
The Ludhiana Mela is also known as the Beheria Mela. To create the shrine of the goddess Seetala the people gather around the pond and shovel out earth. It seems that faith is the only thing that matters, and if you have faith even the clot of earth would become the shrine for worship.
“What can that faith do for him in his need? It teaches him to bear adversity.”
To this hand made shrine the people offer their worship, and usually gurugulas or jaggery is the most preferred item. Then this jaggery is offered to a donkey which is her Vahana. The overwhelmingly hued donkeys in a pageant are something worth an observation. The multitudinous colors reflect the rich and gorgeous tint of the Indian Heritage as well.
Time for the celebration of the Ludhiana Jarag Mela:
Generally the Ludhiana Jarag Mela is held in the month of March and April. In the Indian calendar it is the month of Chaitra.