An elephant arrives, along with thousands of visitors, at the Sonepur animal fair in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. Every year, tens of thousands of men and women congregate at the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Gandak and Sone in the eastern Indian state of Bihar to take a holy dip and then buy and sell animals.
Which is the largest animal fair?
To date, it is the biggest cattle fair in Asia and usually lasts from between fifteen days to one month in duration.
Sonepur Cattle Fair.
|Sonepur Cattle Fair Sonepur Mela, Harihar Kshetra Mela|
|Sonepur Cattle Fair|
|Dates||21 November – 22 December|
|Begins||21 November 2018, Kartik Poornima|
Which is the biggest livestock fair in the world?
At the Sonepur Mela, in the Indian state of Bihar, farm animals like dogs, birds, buffaloes, donkeys, horses, camels, and elephants are available for purchase. The Sonepur Fair is the only one in the world where such a large number of elephants are traded.
Which is the largest cattle fair in Asia?
Sonepur, Bihar: The fortnight-long, world-famous cattle-cum-animal fair, the Sonepur Mela, was inaugurated on Monday in Saran district of Bihar. Inaugurating the fair, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi outlined its religious, cultural and historical importance.
In which state cattle fair is celebrated?
Chandrabhaga Fair or Jhalawar Cattle Fair is held every year on the bank of Chandrabhaga River in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan. The fair is one of the most popular fairs celebrated on the last day of Karti Poornima. Pushkar cattle fair is popularly known as camel fair.
Which is the biggest Mela in the world?
The Kumbh Mela, held every twelve years, at Pryagraj, Haridwar, Nashik and Ujjain is one of the largest fairs in India, where over 60 million people gathered in January 2001, making it the largest gathering anywhere in the world.
Where is the cattle fair held every year?
The famous Pushkar Cattle fair is the five day Cattle Fair held annually in Pushkar town of Royal Rajasthan.
Which Fair of Rajasthan is a famous animal fair?
The Pushkar Fair, also called the Pushkar Camel Fair or locally as Kartik Mela or Pushkar ka Mela is an annual multi-day livestock fair and cultural fête held in the town of Pushkar (Rajasthan, India).
What is the meaning of cattle fair?
noun. A fair at which cattle are sold.