Fair of Chhattisgarh

The fairs and festivals of Chhattisgarh are a major part of the art and culture of Chhattisgarh.

fairs in Chhattisgarh are a unique confluence of economic, social, cultural, and religious diversities here. Most of the fairs are in Chhattisgarh in March-April. In fact, the fair in Chhattisgarhi culture and Mandai organized in the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh is an expression of faith and boundless public love.

Chhattisgarh has a tradition of holding Madai fairs on various occasions. Where these fairs communicate new consciousness in our lives, at the same time they also make us aware of social knowledge and are helpful in increasing brotherhood. In Chhattisgarh, Madai mainly starts after Diwali, whereas fairs are mainly in the month of February.

Form of the fair of Chhattisgarh

There is a long series of fairs of various forms in Chhattisgarh state, mainly in the north-eastern region i.e. Jatra or Ramrekha in Jashpur-Raigarh region, Vishnu Yajna-Harihat of Raigarh-Sarangarh, Chait-Rai and business fair, Bar of Katghora-Korba region. Madai in the districts of Bastar in the southern region and different associations like Bazar, Matar, and Mela in other parts are vibrant celebrations of the cultural richness of the state with their multi-colored hues.

Major fairs of Chhattisgarh

Rajim’s Fair-Fair of Chhattisgarh

Rajim’s fair is known as Rajim Kumbh Mela. Rajim is Prayag and Mahatirtha of Chhattisgarh. Rajim is located at the confluence of the Parry River, Soundhur River, and Mahanadi, which is located in the Gariaband district of Chhattisgarh. There is a famous temple of Rajeev Lochan and Shiv ji here, which is located in the middle of the confluence of Pari, Saundhur, and Mahanadi.

On the side wall of the Rajim Lochan temple, there is the 896th inscription of the Kalchuri dynasty, which is proof of the very ancientness of the temple.

Jagatpal renovated this temple. This temple is considered as the fifth abode of India. It is a belief that the journey of Jagannath is not considered complete until the journey of Rajim is completed. Rajim holds a month-long fair every year from Maghi Purnima to Mahashivratri. A lot of crowds can be seen in it. A large number of saints and sages come here from the country and abroad.

It has been recognized as a pilgrimage.

Fair of Shivrinarayan-Fair of Chhattisgarh

Shivrinarayan is in Janjgir district, which is situated at the Triveni confluence of the Mahanadi, Shivnath, and Jonk rivers. According to the ancient belief, Lord Shriram had eaten Shabri’s false berries here.

Narayan Temple, Lakhneshwar Shiva Temple, Chandrabuddeshwar Temple are prominent among the famous temples here.

Every year a huge fair is organized in Shivrinarayan temple from Magha Purnima to Mahashivratri. Lakhs of devotees and pilgrims participate in this fair.

Dongargarh fair-Fair of Chhattisgarh

The temple of Maa Bamleshwari is on the hill of Dongargarh in Rajnandgaon district. Dongargarh is on the Mumbai-Howrah railway line. A fair is in this temple on both the Navaratri, which is famous for the darshan of Bamleshwari. In Chhattisgarhi dialect, people call it by the name of Bamlai Dai.

This temple by King Kamdev. Jyoti Kalash is in this temple in the number of Lokhas. Lakhs of people come to this temple for darshan. People come here for pilgrimage to fulfill their wishes. This temple is on the top of the hill of Dongargarh, where stairs and lifts have been arranged to reach it.

Fair of Ratanpur-Fair of Chhattisgarh

Ratanpur is in the Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. Ratanpur has the distinction of being the first capital of Chhattisgarh. There is a grand temple of Mahamaya Devi in Ratanpur. This temple was built by King Ratnadev in the 11th century. A fair is  in this grand temple during Navratri.

Jyoti Kalash is here in the number of people. Devotees and devotees from far and wide come here to have the darshan of Mahamaya Devi.

Here free food is for the visitors by the Mahamaya Trust.

Champaran Fair-Fair of Chhattisgarh

This fair is on the occasion of Magh-Purnima on Vallabhacharya’s land Champaran.

Dussehra Fair of Bastar-Fair of Chhattisgarh

This is the world-famous tribal fair, which is in the month of October.

In this, a huge wooden chariot is made which is pulled by thousands of tribals devotedly.

Its celebration starts from many months.

Shivrinarayan Fair-Fair of Chhattisgarh

This fair is every year in Shivrinarayan from Magha Purnima to Mahashivratri.

Lakhs of pilgrims participate in it.

Maa Bamleshwari Fair-Fair of Chhattisgarh

This fair is every year at Dongargarh in Rajnandgaon district on the occasion of both Navratri. This fair is on the hill of Dongargarh. This is a very grand fair. This fair is famous for the darshan of Mata Bamleshwari. Lakhs of Jyoti Kalash are established in the Bamleshwari temple on the hills of Dongargarh. Lakhs of devotees participate in this fair. These devotees come from far and wide.

Shankarji’s fair-Fair of Chhattisgarh

This fair, which has for many years at a place called Kanki in the Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh, is famous for its miraculous stories.

This fair, which lasts for seven days, starts on the occasion of Mahashivaratri in the month of Phalgun.

Fair of Ratanpur-Fair of Chhattisgarh

This fair is organized on the occasion of Navratri in the temple of Mahamaya Devi located in Ratanpur.

Madai Mela of Bastar-Fair of Chhattisgarh

This fair is after Diwali in many villages of Bastar. This fair is held from December to February.

The nearby villagers come with their deities to the fair site.

A large number of shops are set up on this occasion, religious events are also held.

During the days of Madai, dance is performed at night.

The Madai of Narayanpur is world famous.

khallari’s fair

This fair starts every year in Mahasamund district on the occasion of full moon coming after Navratri.

Fair of Danteshwari Devi-Fair of Chhattisgarh

The fair of Danteshwari Devi, in Dantewada district in the picturesque plains of Bastar, starts every year on the auspicious occasion of Navratri.

Fair of Narayanpur-Fair of Chhattisgarh

This is an attractive fair held at Narayanpur in the month of February.

A large number of foreign tourists also participate in this fair.

Shringi Rishi’s Fair of Sihawa-Fair of Chhattisgarh

This fair takes place on the occasion of full moon in the month of Magha.

Sihawa is the source of Mahanadi.

That’s why thousands of people reach this fair.

Fair of Sirpur

This fair is organized at Sirpur in the Mahasamund district.

ganga dussehra fair

Geographically in the northern region, fairs are held on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra in many places like Patna, Baikuthpur, Chirmiri, etc. of Korea Zone, Dussehra fair is prominent in old princely towns, especially in Jagdalpur, but apart from Khairagarh, Khandua (Simga), In Odekera and Jaijaipur also a huge fair is held on the occasion of Dussehra and in Bhandarpuri a fair is held on the next day of Dussehra.

Vishnu Yagya is organized in many places in the Sarangarh region and it takes the form of a fair, which is also known as the Harihat fair.

A fair is held on Makar Sankranti in Sahajpali and Porath in Sarangarh Ancham.

Fair of Chhattisgarh according to the festival

From Maang Purnima to Mahashiv Ratri-Fair of Chhattisgarh

Rajim Fair – Gariaband

Sirpur Fair – Mahasamund

Dama Kheda Fair – Baloda Bazar

Kudurmal Fair – Janjgir Champa

Shivri Narayan – Janjgir Champa

Fair held on the day of Mangha Purnima

Ratanpur Fair – Bilaspur

Belpan Fair – Takhatpur Bilaspur

Karneshwar Fair – Sihawa Dhamtari

Setu Ganga Fair – Mungeli

Fair on the day of Mahashiv Ratri-Fair of Chhattisgarh

Malhar Fair – Bilaspur

Kanki Fair – Bilaspur

Bargarh Fair – Raigarh

Türkiye Fair – Janjgir Champa

Fair in Ram Navami-Fair of Chhattisgarh

Dogargarh Fair – Rajnandgaon

Bhoramdev Fair – Kawardha

Ratanpur Fair – Bilaspur

Chandrapur Fair – Janjgir Champa

Damra Fair – Janjgir Champa

Khallari Fair – Mahasamund

Mandwarani Fair – Korba

Fair held in Basant Panchami-Fair of Chhattisgarh

Giroudpuri Fair – Baloda Bazar

Kutighat Fair – Janjgir Champa

Turturia Fair – Balodabazar (Paush Purnima)

Kartik Purnima Fair-Fair of Chhattisgarh

Mahadev Ghat – on the banks of the Kharoon River (Raipur)

Makar Sankranti fair-Fair of Chhattisgarh

Lakhan Ghat Fair – Janjgir Champa (on the banks of Hasdeo River)

Dalha Pahar Fair (Nag Panchami)

monthly fairs-Fair of Chhattisgarh

January – Kondimata in Jatlur

February – Fairs of Antagarh, Bhanupratappur, Narayanpur, and Ramram

March – 9-day fair of Dantewada, fairs of Kheshkal Kondagaon and Shakalwayen

May – Fair of Pochampadevi in Ilmiri

September – Lineshwari Fair Alor

The Fair of Chhattisgarh

Sr. Name of the Mela Organized Place

1. Fair of Sirpur Sirpur (Mahasamund)-Fair of Chhattisgarh

2. Fair of Ratanpur Ratanpur (Bilaspur)-Fair of Chhattisgarh

3. Dussehra Fair Jagdalpur (Bastar)-Fair of Chhattisgarh

4. Fair of Karneshwar Deurpar Buneswar, Sihawa, Dhamtari

5. Fair of Bahmani Bahmani (Mahasamund)

6. Champaran Fair Champaran Rajim (Raipur)

7. Chandi Mela Birkoni (Mahasamund)

8. Danteshwari Fair Dantewada

9. Fair of Giroudhpuri Giroudpur (Raipur)

10. Mahadev Ghat Fair Raipura (Raipur)

11. Fair of Bhoramdev Bhoramdev (Kabirdham)

12. Maa Banjari Dham Mela Khaparibhatti, Tilda (Raipur)

13. Nursing Fair Raipur

14. Dongapathra fair  (Dhamtari)

15. Fair of Rudreshwar Rudri (Dhamtari)

16. Fair of Bilai Mata Dhamtari

17. Fair of Kabirpanthis Kudurmal, Champa

18. Fair of Damakheda Damakheda (Raipur)

19. Mother Bamleshwari’s fair Dongargarh (Rajnandgaon)

20. Fair of Khallari Khallari (Mahasamund)

21. Shringi Rishi’s fair Sihawa (Dhamtari)

22. Turturia fair Turturia – Kasdol – Raipur

23. Fair of Jhalmala Jhalmala (Rajnandgaon)

24. Bilha’s Fair Bilaspur District (Maghpurnima)

25. Upka’s Fair Bilaspur District (Maghpurnima)

26. Fair of Setganga, Bilaspur district (Maghpurnima)

27. Belpan Fair Bilaspur district (Maghpurnima)

28. Malhar Fair Bilaspur District (Mahashivratri)

29. Kanki’s Fair Bilaspur District (Mahashivratri)

30. Semarsot’s Fair Bilaspur District (Mahashivratri)

31. Fair of Deorghat Janjgir- Chapa (Holi)

32. Shivrinarayan’s Fair Janjgir- Chapa (Makarskranti)

33. Lakhanghat fair Janjgir- Chapa (Holi)

34. Fair of Pithampur Janjgir- Chapa

35. Akhrar’s Fair Korba (January)

36. Katghora fair Korba (January)

37. Fair of Ramgarh Surguja District

38. Deogarh Fair Surguja District

39. Fair of Maheshgarh Surguja District

40. Fair of Sitapur Surguja District

41. Fair of Surajpur Surguja District

42. Fair of Kudargarh Surguja District

43. Lachi Fair Surguja District

44. Karwa Fair Surguja District

45. Fair of Kalyanpur Surguja District

46. Dhirraka Fair Surguja District

47. Dipali Fair Surguja District

48. Hakla Fair Surguja District

49. Fair of Durgapur Surguja District

50. Rahat’s Fair Surguja District

51. Fair of Karichlagali Surguja District

52. Sonhat Fair Surguja District

53. Fair of Tatapani, Surguja District

54. Fair of Kailashpur Surguja District

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