MELA - The Shivratri Festivites
Purmandal is 39-km from Jammu city. On the day of Shivratri, the
town is transformed for three days as people celebrate the marriage
of Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati here. The people of Jammu also come
out in their colourful best to celebrate Shivratri at peer Khoh, the
Ranbireshwar temple and the Panjbhaktar temple.
In fact, if one visits the Jammu region during Shivratri, one will
find a celebration on almost everywhere.
JHIRI MELA - Celebrating A Legend
"Baba Jitu" was a simple, God loving and honest farmer who preferred
to kill himself rather than submit to the unjust demands of the
local landlord to part with his crop. He killed himself in the
village of Jhiri, 14-km from Jammu. A legend has grown around the
Baba and his followers congregate at Jhiri on the appointed day from
every corner of north India; they revere him for his compassion,
courage and honesty and hold an annual fair in his name.
MANSAR FOOD AND CRAFT MELA
This Mela (fair) is organised by J&K tourism during Baisakhi every
year. Held at the picturesque Mansar Lake 6-km from Jammu, it is a
three-day celebration of the local crafts and cuisine, where people
from adjoining states also take part.
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