The Chandrabhaga Fair is held every year at Jhalrapatan in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan, in the month of Kartik, i.e. Oct-Nov. 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 there. The fair, held on the last day of Kartik, attracts devotees who bathe in the holy water at the spot, which is known as Chandravati. The festival is named after this river is considered very sacred by the people.
Huge Cattle Fair which combines 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 and Maharashtra converge 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.
Chandrabhaga Fair in Rajasthan is held in great reverence and a lot of people take part in this gala event.
Jhalawar is well connected by both rail and road and can be easily accessed from Kota, Bundi and Jaipur by rail network.