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Festivals & Fares

                As  the  Ghazipur  is main  center  of   Ganga-Jamuni culture from  its  past, so  festivals  of   all  the religions are celebrated  in  this  district. The   composite  culture  gives the good  essence of  Roses for   the ghazipur famous for. Various communities celebrate  as many as 30   festivals  with gay  abandon  and  complete communal hormony. One  important point should be noted for that no communal violence occurred during any festival according to administrative knowledge. Raksha Bandhan, Vaishakhi, Ganga Desehara, Naag Panchami, Makar Shakranti, Krishna Janmathami, Ram Navami, Ganesh   Chaturthi,  Vijaya Dashmi, Deepawali, Karttik Purnima, Makar Sankranti, Basant Panchami,  Shivratri  and  Holi  are  the  main festival of Hindus. Idul Fitra ,Moharram, Idu-juha, Barawafaat and shab-e-barat are the major muslim festivals. Christmas, Easter, Good Friday are  the  important  festivals   of  Christians.  Buddha  Purnima  for Buddha , Mahavir Jayanti for jainis, and Guru Nanak Jayanti & Vaishakhi  are festivals of shiks. As the Ghazipur is Touch of rural culture so many local level festive and fare are celebrated with full joy.  "Dala Chhat"  is celebrated  in  month of November, where the women fasted and pray for their sons and take bathe near ponds and rivers in new clothes.

About 32 fairs big and small are held annualy in the district .Most of the festivals are accompanied by local fairs as welll. of these the Dhanush Yagya fair held at village Katghara in Saidpur. Ram lila fair at Saidpur . The Ram Navmi Fair   at  Karimuddinpur are  important fair. The Govind Dashmi fair held at Jafarpur ( Tehsil Saidpur ) , Trimohini fair at Jalapur ( Ghazipur) and Goril Baba fair are also prominent. Among muslim Muhharam fair is held at 10th day of Muhharam at Ghazipur.

  •   Mauni Baba fare at Chochakpur- - A temple of Mauni baba is situated on the banks of Ganga in Chochakpur just 17 Km. from headquarter , where a large number of devotees assembles on the day of Kartik Purnima and makes offering their deity.
  •  Sheikh Samman Baba fare at Saidpur- Sheikh Samman baba was a sufi saint, and his majaar is situated at Naisaara  near   saidpur town, a   big  fare celebrated in month of 8th Ramadahan . Hindu and Muslims shrine collected at baba's majaar and Qaualli take place  at that occasion.
  •  Naga Baba Fare at Saitapatti ( Karanda )- This mandir is situated appox. 26 kms. from headquarter.   Thousands of devotee assembles here.
  • Navratra Fare At Kamakhya Mandir - This mandir is situated near Gahmar in Zamania Tehsil. Thousands of People collected   in every navratra and blessed from Goddes Kamakhya Devi,one face of Goddes durga.
  •   Shah  Ninda   fare-  Shah  Ninda  is  great  sufi  saint  of   his  period,  His  tomb is situated near Muhammdabad Town.   Massive  gathering occur of every community during in Urs.
  • Fair at Jamdagni Rishi Ashram- This Ashram is situated at Zamania where people worship and make offering in the occasion of Kartik Purinma and Makar Shakranti every year.

 

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