Fairs of Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh is an example of the coming together of religions, culture, faith, and caste in India representing its rich and vivid traditions at the hour of its fairs and fests. Fairs offer a wide range of themes and embrace many parts of our lives. A fair is a temporary assembly of people for a range of activities, including religious, entertainment, and economic activities.
In this article, we will provide information about Fairs of Uttar Pradesh that is very crucial for the upcoming examinations in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Some of the Important Fairs of Uttar Pradesh are as follows:
- Bateshwar Fair is held in October and November at Bateshwar, the saintly and cultural center, and is located 70 kilometers from Agra. It is a place to cleanse the soul by worshipping Lord Shiva and taking a holy dip in the river Yamuna. People participate in the livestock trade.
- Kailash Fair is a religious fair held at Kailash 12 kilometers from Agra is celebrated in August and September. The fair is celebrated in the admiration of Lord Shiva, who had believed to have appeared at the place in the form of a stone lingam.
- Nauchandi Fair is organised in Meerut after the Holi festival. During this fair, Hindus worship Nauchandi Devi and pay homage to great Saint Syed Salar at his Dargah. This fair promotes communal harmony.
- Dewa Sharif Fair is held every year during the month of Kartik in Deva in the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh on the shrine of great Sufi Saint Waris Ali Shah. Both Hindus and Muslims actively celebrate this fair.
- Kampil Fair is held every year in March for 5 Kampil is a town in the Farrukabad district that was visited by Lord Mahavira and this fair is held to commemorate his visit celebrated by Jains devotees.
- Kumbh Fair is organised 4 times every 12 years, the place of the ceremony revolving between 4 pilgrimage places on 4 sacred rivers—at Haridwar on the Ganges River, at Ujjain on the Shipra, at Nashik on the Godavari, and Prayagraj at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the Sarasvati. Kumbh is inscribed on the UNESCO’s Representative “List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”.
- Kabir Mahotsav at Maghar in Uttar Pradesh celebrates the life and teachings of 15th-century poet Saint Kabir. The 2 days Mahotsav is organized by the Ministry of Culture to portray the glory of Kabir’s literature and his message of oneness uniting all sections of the society. Kabir Panthis along with other sects attend this fair.
The fairs of Uttar Pradesh replicate the true secular character since it embodies the rich and fused cultural heritage of our nation. Fairs and festivals are an important part of any society in the world. In India, traditional fairs and festivals are connected with religious beliefs, folk-lore, local customs, changing seasons, harvests, etc.
Fairs of Uttar Pradesh: FAQs
Q. Bateshwar Fair is held in which district of UP?
Q. Which Mahotsav is organized by the Ministry of Culture to portray the glory of Kabir’s literature?
Ans.Kabir Mahotsav at Maghar, UP
Q. Nauchandi Fair is organised in which district of UP?
Q. Where is the shrine of great Sufi Saint Waris Ali Shah?
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