The people of Uttarakhand are known for their high cultural values and ethics. Many fairs take place in the state that is dedicated to various holy deities. One of the famous fairs that takes place in Tehri region of Uttarakhand is Chandrabadni fair.
When and where Chandrabadni Fair takes place?
This grand fair takes place at Chandrabadni Temple in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, 36 km ahead of Devprayag. The temple looms at a height of 2253 meters above sea level on Chandrabadni Mountain and is one of the renowned Sakti Peeth of Garhwal. This holy shrine is devoted to Goddess Sati and it is said that Sati Devi torso fell at this same place. Chandrabadni fair is held at the temple premises annually on Baisakh in the month of April. Devotees in large number take part in the vibrant fair.
How is Chandrabadni Fair celebrated?
Chandrabadni fair takes place at a very grand level. People of the nearby areas participate in the fair and enjoy the spiritual ceremonies that take place at the temple. Devotees pay homage to the Shri Yantra carved on the flat stone and offer flowers, ‘shrifal’ and fruits. Many cultural performances also take place where people sing & dance and celebrate devotional joy.