is the biggest fair of Banjar Valley and is held on the 2nd
of Jyestha (local month, which falls between second half of May
and first half of June) every year. This fair is held in Baggi
village of Banjar. It is dedicated to Shringa Rishi, the chief
deity of Banjar. Several other deities as well participate in
this 4 day long fair.
A day before the fair starts, the idol of Shringa Rishi is carried
to his original abode "Skeeran Jot" in a palanquin.
People participate in the procession starving themselves (a form
of penance) and follow the deity barefoot. Next evening he is
brought back to Banjar with great pomp and show. Thereafter, all
of the deities meet.
Being the main festival of Banjar, the fair is celebrated with
great fervor. The main attraction of this fair is the day and
night 'Seraji Natti' (folk dance of Banjar), performed by the
rural people. Since last few years, masses of tourists have been
coming to see the fair.
Himachal Pradesh government has declared Banjar fair as a state