The Chandrabhaga Fair is held every year at Jhalrapatan in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan state in India, in the month of kartik, i.e Oct-Nov. This year it would fall from 9th November to 11th November, 2011.
One cannot miss the opportunity to visit chandrabhaga fair, during your trip to the city. This fair is a rare mix of trade and festivity. The Fair is not only significant from religion point of view but the overflow of public makes it favorable stage for traders and merchants. They sell every thing that might be required by the travelers On one hand, you can find the rituals being performed, while on the other hand a cattle fair is being organized. On the full moon night of ‘kartik purnima’, thousands of pilgrims take a holy dip in the Chadrabhaga River, which is considered as a holy river by the people residing here. The fair, held on the last day of kartik, attracts devotees who bathe in the holy waters at this spot, which is known as Chandravati.
Huge cattle fair which combine religion with commerce is held here. Farm animals like cows, horses, buffaloes, camels and bullocks are brought here from the distant parts for sale. Traders from different parts of Madhya-Pradesh andMaharashtra converge here and brisk trading takes place. The fair gives a very good opportunity to the tourists to know more about the rituals, traditions and also about the people of this region. During your Chandrabhaga fair tour you can also visit the nearby places of tourist interest like Jhalawar Fort, Government Museum, Kakuni, Gagron Fort and Rein Basera.