Chamba's Minjar fair got international status, notification issued

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After the Governor's approval to the 'Minjar Mela' to be celebrated in Chamba Valley of Himachal Pradesh, the Secretary, Department of Language and Culture, Rajesh Kanwar has issued its notification.

Important facts

  • This year it has been celebrated from 24 July to 31 July 2022.

  • Actually, the inflorescence of the maize plant is called Minjar.

  • When the flowers bloom on the maize, Minjar Mela is celebrated and tourists from all over the country come to participate in this fair.

  • Minjar Mela is celebrated to commemorate the victory of the king of Chamba over the ruler of Trigarta (now known as Kangra) in 935 AD.

  • It is said that on the return of their victorious king, people greeted him with garlands of paddy and maize, which are symbols of prosperity and happiness.

  • This fair is organised on the second Sunday of the month of Shravan.

  • Minjar, a silk pendant worn by men and women alike on parts of the dress, is distributed at the time of the announcement of the fair.

  • The week-long fair begins when the Minjar flag is hoisted at the historic Chaugan.

Other world famous fairs of India



Gangasagar Fair

 West Bengal

Kumbh Mela (in 12 years) 

Nashik, Haridwar, Prayagraj, Ujjain

Pushkar (Camel) Fair 


Sonepur Cattle Fair 


Hemis Gompa Fair 


Ambubasi Fair


Chandrabhaga Fai

Jhalawar (Rajasthan)

Nauchandi Fair 

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh)

Surajkund Handicraft Fair 


Magh Mela 

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh)

Medaram Jatara 


Surajkund Fair 


Onam fair 


Elephant Festival 

Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Sonpur fair 


Rath Yatra 


Kans Mela 

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)

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