fairs of the valley portray rich cultural heritage of the valley.
These fairs carry enormous religious worth and preserve a rich
heritage native's belief in divine powers.
During these fairs, the spirit of Kullu is visible on the faces
of gay people. These simple rural folks take delight in songs,
dances, laughter and celebration. The people are in a happy and
festive mood. They visit their relatives to greet them. On the
day of fair the guests are heartily welcomed and the hosts feel
great honour in serving them with food and drinks. For local people,
it is time to relax and enjoy with their friends and relatives.
Phalgun month (mid-February and mid-March) marks the beginning
of fairs and festivals in the valley. Fair of Phagli is held between
mid-February to mid- March. The fair depicts victory of sages
Manu and Shandalya over demon Tundi Raksh. From this day onwards,
there are various fairs taking place at almost every village.
Nowadays, these fairs also have economic importance besides religious
significance. During these fairs, people buy and sell various
articles of basic necessity. Even as the years have passed, people
still celebrate these fairs with full enthusiasm and exuberance
as it used to be in the good old days.