Chandrabhaga fair in Rajasthan


In this article I have provided information on the Chandrabhaga fair held every year in Jhalrapatan town in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan.

Chandbhoga fair in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is one of the main attraction for every tourist who visit India. The various forts, the colourful dresses, the exotic festivals, the folk music attract visitors like magnet. Rajasthan, known as the land of kings also welcomes tourists with its colourful and spectacular fairs. One such fair is the Chandrabhaga fair.

Chandrabhaga fair is held every year in the month of Kartik(October/ November) in the sleepy town of Jhalrapatan 6 kms away from Jhalawar. The festival is marked by lighting diyas in the bank of Chandrabhaga river and a big cattle fair.

This year (2011) the festival is being held between 9th to 11th November. Pilgrims and tourists from all over India come to offer their prayers and take part in the fair.

Legend of chandrabhaga fair


The chandrabagha fair is celebrated in honour of the Sun God. According to Hindu mythology Shambhu, son of Lord Krishna was cured of leprosy by the Sun God in this place and ever since this place has became a holy place for Hindus.

Chandrabhaga fair


The fair starts on full moon night known as Kartik Purnima with devotees lighting diyas and candles on the bank of river Chandrabhaga and offer their prayers to the Sun God. The river bank is bathed with light and the scene is quite majestic. People bathe in the river and especially in a spot known as Chandravati. It is believed that bathing in the river on this day will purify one's soul and remove illness from body.

From the second day onwards the cattle fair begins in a large ground. People from the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra come to this fair to trade their cattle. Cows, buffaloes, horses, camels etc. are brought from different places and bought and sold in the fair.Chandbhoga fair This fair provides a good opportunity for the farmers to sell and buy cattle at a fairly reasonable price.
Various tourists too come and visit this fair every year and this provides them with an opportunity to understand and appreciate the people and culture of this region.

Other tourist places worth visiting around Jhalawar are-



  • Bhawani Natyashala- A theatre constructed by the then king Bhawani singh.

  • Government Museum- Established in the year 1915, it is one of the oldest museum in Rajasthan.

  • Chandrabhaga Temple?- On the bank of the river Chandrabhaga, various 7A.D temples are situated.

  • Gagron Fort-This fort was built in 8 A.D.

  • Prithvi Vilas palace- This palace is turned into a luxury hotel.

  • Sun temple- The 10 th century Sun temple is one of the attraction spots in Jhalrapatan.


  • How to reach Jhalawar


  • Ramganj Mandi is the nearest Railway Station(25kms) from Jhalawar. Jhalawar is well connected to other cities like Kota, Bundi and Jaipur through road. Buses are available from all major cities for Jhalawar.

  • The nearest airport from Jhalawar is at Udaipur. It is about 284 kms away from Jhalawar.


  • Shopping


    You can buy various exotic items in Jhalawar. The cane baskets hand crafted by skilled artists, the hand printed colorful dresses, stone images are some of the items which one can buy as a souvenir.


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