Fairs/Festivals of Himachal Pradesh – HP GK

HPPSC Exam – HP GK – Fairs/Festivals of Himachal Pradesh

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The Fairs/Festivals of Himachal Pradesh have educational, social and religious character. Fairs/Festivals of Himachal Pradesh are one of the hot topics in the HPPSC exams like HPAS, HPSSSB, Naib-tehsildar etc. This article gives you some of the important Fairs/Festivals of Himachal Pradesh and some facts about them like their location, and special features.

 

List of Famous Fairs/Festivals of Himachal Pradesh:

Bilaspur:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

NalwariBilaspurA Cattle fair. W.Goldstein started the idea of this fair.
Naina DeviBilaspurAt Naina Devi Temple
MarkandaJhukhala

 

Chamba:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Minjar FairChambaStarted by Raja Sahil Verman. Devotees offer Minjars(Maize flowers) to God Varuna at river Ravi
Suhi FairBharmourExclusive fair for Women and Children. Celebrated to pay tribute to Rani Naina Devi
Chhitrari YatraChhatrari
Phul YatraPangiIn September-October
Manimahesh YatraChambaA pilgrimage to the sacred Manimahesh lake in Bharmaur. The yatra starts from the Lakshminarayan Temple in Chamba town

 

Solan:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Shoolini FairSolanA tribute to Shoolini mata
Sari FairArkiThis Fair is known for Bull Fighting

 

Kangra:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Nagini FairNurpurA religious fair
Kaleshwar fairKangracelebrated on the Baisakhi day
Shivratri FairKathgarhCelebrated on the Shivratri day
Jwalamukhi FairJawala jiDuring Navratras
Dal FairDharamshala

Mandi:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Shivratri FairMandiStarted by Raja Ajbar Sen
Chaichu FairPandohBegins on 13th April every year
Nalwari FairKarsog
Tseeshu FairMandiIt is a Buddhist Festival to celebrate the birthday of Padmasambhava, a buddhist spiritual leader

Shimla:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Lavi FairRampurThe most ancient Trade Fair. It is held in month of November
Pathar ka KhelHalog,ShimlaTakes place on the second day of Diwali
Rohru FairRohruIn April
Sippi FairMashobra
Buffalo FairKufri,Mashobra

Kullu:

Fair/FestivalsLocationSpecial Feature
DussehraKulluIt begins with the arrival of Hidimba Devi from Manali. It was started by Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu.
Bhunda FestivalNirmandIt is considered as the ‘Kumbha’ of the Hill people
Budhi DiwaliNirmandThis Fair is associated with the battle of Mahabharat.
Sarhi YatraNaggarIn May
Dhungri FairManaliDevoted to Goddess Hidimba

 

Hamirpur:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Holi FairSujanpurFestival of Colours
Gasota FairGasotaAn annual Cattle fair
Baba Balak Nath FairDeotSidhCelebrated at the holy shrine of Baba Balaknathji
Hamir FestivalHamirpurCelebrated in Sep-Oct

 

Una:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Chintpurni FairChintpurni
Piploo FairPiplooCelebrated in the month of June

Sirmaur:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Renuka FairRenukajiCelebrated annually to commemorate the meeting of Lord Parshuram and his mother Renuka. Begins 10 days after Diwali
Bawan Dwadshi FairNahanIn the memory of Raja Bali
Trilokpur FairTrilokpurDevoted to Goddess Bala Sundari

 

Lahaul-Spiti:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Ladaracha FairKazaHeld in the month of July marking the termination of summers
Pori FairTrilokinathTo worship Lord Trilokinath
Guitor FestivalLahaul and SpitiCeleberated in October. Known for Masked Dance.
Gochi FestivalKeylongCeleberated in the month of February. Token child marriages are also performed.

Kinnaur:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Fulaich FestivalKinnaurKnown as Festival of Flowers.
Lossar FestivalLahaul-Spiti/KinnaurA Tibetan New Year Festival. It is celeberated in February

 

HP Gk Questions on Fairs/Festivals of Himachal Pradesh:

In every Himachal Pradesh competitive exam, questions relating to the Fairs/Festivals of Himachal Pradesh are always included which makes this topic very important. Some of the questions that have appeared in the exams are like:

  1. The Phul Yatra is celebrated in which place in himachal pradesh?
  2. The Dussehra celebration of which place is famous in Himachal ?
  3. Which fair is held exclusively for women and children?
  4. Which Fair/Festival of Himachal Pradesh is a Cattle Fair?

 

Therefore, these HP GK facts are very important from the HPPSC exams point of view.

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