Fairs/Festivals of Himachal Pradesh – HP GK

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

Hp Gk- HPPSC Exam -Fairs/Festivals of Himachal Pradesh

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

Nalwari Bilaspur A Cattle fair. W.Goldstein started the idea of this fair.
Naina Devi Bilaspur At Naina Devi Temple
Markanda Jhukhala

 

Chamba:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Minjar Fair Chamba Started by Raja Sahil Verman. Devotees offer Minjars(Maize flowers) to God Varuna at river Ravi
Suhi Fair Bharmour Exclusive fair for Women and Children. Celebrated to pay tribute to Rani Naina Devi
Chhitrari Yatra Chhatrari
Phul Yatra Pangi In September-October
Manimahesh Yatra Chamba A 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 Fair Solan A tribute to Shoolini mata
Sari Fair Arki This Fair is known for Bull Fighting

 

Kangra:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Nagini Fair Nurpur A religious fair
Kaleshwar fair Kangra celebrated on the Baisakhi day
Shivratri Fair Kathgarh Celebrated on the Shivratri day
Jwalamukhi Fair Jawala ji During Navratras
Dal Fair Dharamshala

Mandi:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Shivratri Fair Mandi Started by Raja Ajbar Sen
Chaichu Fair Pandoh Begins on 13th April every year
Nalwari Fair Karsog
Tseeshu Fair Mandi It is a Buddhist Festival to celebrate the birthday of Padmasambhava, a buddhist spiritual leader

Shimla:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Lavi Fair Rampur The most ancient Trade Fair. It is held in month of November
Pathar ka Khel Halog,Shimla Takes place on the second day of Diwali
Rohru Fair Rohru In April
Sippi Fair Mashobra
Buffalo Fair Kufri,Mashobra

Kullu:

Fair/Festivals Location Special Feature
Dussehra Kullu It begins with the arrival of Hidimba Devi from Manali. It was started by Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu.
Bhunda Festival Nirmand It is considered as the ‘Kumbha’ of the Hill people
Budhi Diwali Nirmand This Fair is associated with the battle of Mahabharat.
Sarhi Yatra Naggar In May
Dhungri Fair Manali Devoted to Goddess Hidimba

 

Hamirpur:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Holi Fair Sujanpur Festival of Colours
Gasota Fair Gasota An annual Cattle fair
Baba Balak Nath Fair DeotSidh Celebrated at the holy shrine of Baba Balaknathji
Hamir Festival Hamirpur Celebrated in Sep-Oct

 

Una:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Chintpurni Fair Chintpurni
Piploo Fair Piploo Celebrated in the month of June

Sirmaur:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Renuka Fair Renukaji Celebrated annually to commemorate the meeting of Lord Parshuram and his mother Renuka. Begins 10 days after Diwali
Bawan Dwadshi Fair Nahan In the memory of Raja Bali
Trilokpur Fair Trilokpur Devoted to Goddess Bala Sundari

 

Lahaul-Spiti:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Ladaracha Fair Kaza Held in the month of July marking the termination of summers
Pori Fair Trilokinath To worship Lord Trilokinath
Guitor Festival Lahaul and Spiti Celeberated in October. Known for Masked Dance.
Gochi Festival Keylong Celeberated in the month of February. Token child marriages are also performed.

Kinnaur:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Fulaich Festival Kinnaur Known as Festival of Flowers.
Lossar Festival Lahaul-Spiti/Kinnaur A 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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