States Rajasthan Festivals Chandrabhaga Festival

Chandrabhaga Festival Rajasthan

A rare amalgamation of trade, culture and musical activities, the Chandrabhaga Fair exhibits the authentic traditions and the old world charm of Rajasthan.

About Chandrabhaga Festival

Organized in the Kartik month (October/November) according to the Hindu calendar, the Chandrabhaga Fair is a prominent fair of Rajasthan. This flamboyant fair is held in the heritage town of Jhalrapatan, situated 6 km away from Jhalawar, in Rajasthan. Owing to its large number of majestic temples, the town of Jhalrapatan is also a famous pilgrimage site. The Chandrabhaga Fair adds to the spiritual charm of this 'City of Bells' and makes this place an ideal site for a heavenly experience.

The Chandrabhaga Fair is renowned for its huge cattle fair which is organized on the last day of the Kartik month. The cattle fair is similar to the world famous Pushkar Mela and it allows traders from all over the country to sell their livestock. The fair also offers visitors the chance to interact with the locals and familiarize themselves with the rituals and customs of this region. The other major attractions of this fair are its mesmerizing folk music performances and colourful traditional Rajasthani arts and crafts.

Festival Dates/Months: The Chandrabhaga Fair is organized every year in the ‘kartik’ month (October/November).

Special highlights of the festival:

  • The Chandrabhaga Fair is organized in the honour of the Chandrabhaga River.
  • The sights and sounds of this fair resemble the fairs of yester years which add to its rustic charm.
  • The Chandrabhaga Fair is an important hub for camel trade.
  • Light coloured camels which are native to this place can be seen in the fair.
  • Many interesting activities and competitions like the Matka Race, Tug of War, Turban Tying, Rangoli making and moustache competitions are held in this fair.

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