I have just returned from a visit to Karsog. And I can safely say that the memories of this trip will stay with me forever. 17th July is the date for the annual fair for the very famous Mool Mahunag temple in Karsog. It is on this day that the devta of the temple, who is believed to be Karan from Mahabharata, comes out of the temple to meet his people.The 18th July is celebrated as his birthday. both these days are important for the people of Karsog and surrounding areas.
From the time we reached, we could feel the excitement in the air. It is a very big day for the village folk, who came in huge numbers to seek the blessings from their savior. there was huge fair that had been organsied in a local ground close to then temple. You could choose bangles, cosmetics, and a lot small knick knacks. Besides the village style shopping, I also got to see mountains of jalebis and pakoras, eagerly awaiting the arrivals of village people.
The most amazing part of the day was when both the devtas Dev and Naag arrived in all their glory at the fair ground. The atmosphere suddenly got super charged. Being my first time, i had no idea how to go about doing things. So i decided to take clues from the people around me. The sight of the devtas dancing will stay with me for a long time. It was as if the God’s were letting go and expressing their pleasure of being amongst their people. The emotions that it evokes cannot be expressed in words. If you ever get a chance to visit a Pahari fair, don’t miss the opportunity. The simplicity of the occasion, the beauty all around and the positive energy that you will feel, will cleanse your soul and your senses.
Have a look at the pictures of the fair.
And if you want to see the God’s dancing, click on this link below.