Chamba's Minjar fair got international status, notification issued
Tags: State News
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.
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
Kumbh Mela (in 12 years)
Nashik, Haridwar, Prayagraj, Ujjain
Pushkar (Camel) Fair
Sonepur Cattle Fair
Hemis Gompa Fair
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh)
Surajkund Handicraft Fair
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh)
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)
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