Nanda Devi Mela (Fair) is celebrated in Nanital and elsewhere.
Nanda Devi, the daughter of the Himalayas, is a great honor in the entire mountainous region.
there are many temple of Nanda Devi in Uttarakhand.
you will be surprised to know that in the name of Nanda Devi, here many river mountains ranges a mountain and even the town is named after Nanda Devi.
for the people of kumau and garhwal not only this mountain but also a relationship with them.
NANDA DEVI HISTORY
The worship of Nanda Devi is found in the Upanishads in the religious text as proof of ancient times.
where Nanda Devi shows the form of Parvati, then somewhere is the Nava Durga is said to be one.
In the Puranas, Nanda Devi is considered to be the form of shakti which is situated in the mountain.
Nanda mountains situated on this hills is considered as the place of mother Nanda Devi.
if we talk, how did the Nanda Devi Mela (fair) start so its the beginning of king raja bahadur Chandra of Almora district brought nandinas statue from Almora to garwal in 1638.
presently this statue was established in Malla Mahal.
but the commissioner of Kumaon George William trail established it on the deep Chandreshwar temple.
Nanda devi mela related to the royal traditions of chandra dynasty.
The mela is prepared from the panchami date itself. When the image of two grand gods is made.
I tell you why this statue is made. This statue is made such that because the highest peak of Uttarakhand is Nanda Devi,
then the form of the same is made of such statue.
The structure of the temple that moves first, is made nanda and the other starts to make sunanda.
This is the main Mela stats from Ashtami, on the same day, women worship the temple after burning lamp in the temple.
In the end, the sacred doli of Nanda Devi is raised and rotated throughout the city and finally,
the statue of the Devi is immersed in water near Pashadh Devi.
Mela run for about 3 to 5 days, however, let me tell you the nanda devi mela was started by the people of almora district.
When people of almora started living in nanital. The year was 1918 to 1919 when local people of nanital celebrated this Mela for the first time.
Nanda Devi Mela is celebrated with pomp and festivity.
Here people come from far away and many people also do dance and this is also a culture programs.
On this fair (Mela), you can do shopping and hommock can also swing.
At the time of the night, this Mela looks very beautiful, you definitely came to the Nanda Devi Mela.