Details shared by Vindod Chauhan, Chamba
About minjar fair
Minjar Fair is celebrated at Chowgan in Chamba which begins from the last Sunday of July and continues for a week. Men and women wear Minjar, which is a silk tassel attached to the front parts of their dress, which symbolizes a good harvest. Cultural programs and sports competitions are organized every day with the participation of thousands of people. Deities from temples are taken in a grand procession accompanied by large number of people with music and dance to the Ravi River. A Minjar consisting of fruits, coconut, paddy, and a coin tied in a red cloth is offered to the river. After the rituals, the idols of the deities are taken back to Akhand Chandi Mahal and prayers are offered in Lakshmi Narain Temple.
Chowgan in Chamba Town, Himachal Pradesh
Do and Don't
It is a colorful event not to be missed while in Chamba.