Two week long International Minjar Festival 2014 starts from 27th July in Chamba, HP
Himachal Pradesh is basically famous for the various festival and fairs which are celebrated in every district. There are about total 12 districts and each district has its unique festivals, like Shiv Ratri festival is famous of Mandi district, Dashara is popular in Kullu, Renuka Fair is popular in the Sirmaur district and Lavi fair celebrated in the Shimla district. Instead of it Minjar festival very much popular in the Chamba district and this festival is celebrated only in this district and no other district will enjoy this festival. Here in this article we are talking about the history of the Minjar festival and main attraction of the fair and also how you can reach this place. So to know more about this place you can read the article and also ask anything regarding the article by comment.
History of Minjar Fair
Apart from the Chamba peoples, there are very few peoples in the state as well as outside the state who will know the history of this fair. There is very interesting story behind this fair, this fair is sign of brother sister love. In the ancient or during the King time in the 16th century, when most of peoples will complete their agricultural works are free so King of the district decide to enjoy the people by organizing fair in the district in which lots of peoples from the district will participate and enjoy their life. They can also enjoy this fair by participating in different which are held in the fair. When, this fair held than sister put a long red color thread on her brother shirt which is then flown in the river after one week. Sister pray for the long life of her brother and brother will promise her to protect from all kind of obstacles comes in her life. After that in the 18th century this fair has been declared as International fair by the UNESCO and after that this festival was held every year in the month of July which will continues for the next two weeks.
International Minjar Fair 2014
International Minjar Fair 2014 will starts from 27th July or on the last Sunday of July month and which will continues for the next two days. On the first day of the fair sister put long thread on her brother shirt and which is flown into the Ravi River on the first day and on the second week of festival there are so many shops are available in which peoples buy different things such as for the house hold purpose.
Main attraction of the fair will be on the end of first week when peoples go to the Ravi River and there they will flow this long thread in to water. Around 4 pm on the same day a big jaloos will be held in which local Devi and Deities are brings together and they are also taken to the River. Apart from it there are nights shoes will be also held in which local as well as Hindi and Punjabi singer will participate and entertain the peoples. The government and non-government organization also held various exhibitions in the fair. There are so many shops are available where you can eat local sweets of Chamba district. On the last wrestling will be also organized by the fair society and the winner will be awarded by the chief guest with cash price and memento. In the first week of the fair Hockey, Football and Cricket matches will be also played in the police ground so if you want to participate then you have to enter your team's name.
How to reach
This fair was held in the main ground of the Chamba which is about 100 meter from bus stand on the civil hospital road. You can easily reach this place by bus as well taxi. There are so many buses are available from the other parts of the state as well as outside of the state. You can also ask anything regarding the fair by comment. So if you want to enjoy this fair with family and friends then come and visit Chamba in end of July and enjoy this fair.