Fast, Fairs and Festivals of India Fast, Fairs and Festivals of India
Location : 6 Kms from Jhalawar, Rajasthan.
Time of the festivity : Oct. - Nov.
The Chandrabhaga Fair is held every year at Jhalarapatan 6 kms. from Jhalawar in the month of Kartik (October-November)
The river Chandrabhaga runs here and is considered holy by the people residing in this part of Rajasthan. On the full moon night of Kartik Purnima, thousands of pilgrims take a holy dip in the river. The fair, held on the last day of Kartik, attracts devotees who bathe in the holy waters at this spot, which is known as Chandravati.
A big cattle fair, which blends religion with commerce is held here. Livestock like cows, horses, buffaloes, camels, and bullocks are brought from distant parts for sale. Traders from various parts of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra converge here and brisk trading takes place. The fair provides an opportunity for the tourists to acquaint themselves with the people of this region and their rituals and traditions.