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Dolmela

 

Dolmela is organised at the Dol Talab (Pond) in the Baran city from Jaljhulni Akadshi. The main attraction of this day is a big Shobha Yatra (procession)Dolmela, Baran  which have about 54 Dev Viman (The Holy Statue Carriers) which is also known as DOL, of all the major temples of the city. In this procession some Akhadas also demonstrates their Kartab (type of physical exercise). The procession started from Shreeji temple comes to the Dol Talab where all the Dev Vimans are worshiped and then these are sent back to the respective temples. This fair is organised for 15 days which is very popular among the local residents as well as the residents from the Rajasthan state. People from adjoining Madhya Pradesh also visit for this fair. This fair is the symbol of communal harmony in the area. This fair is one of the main fairs of the Rajasthan state. 

 

Sitabari Mela

Holy place Sitabri is about 45 Km. from the Baran city near the Kelwara Kasba. A big fair is organised here on Jeshta Amavasya. Lakhs of people come here Sitabari fair for this fair. This fair is taken as Kumbh in the Sahariya tribe. The Swyambar (marriage function) of Sahariya tribes is organised in this fair where people comes from all over Rajasthan state and adjoining Madhya Pradesh.

A Sahariya boy drops the handkerchief for proposing Sahariya girl, if the Sahariya girls accepts the Handkerchief, it is said that they are agreed for marriage. The bride and grooms take the 7 rounds (sat phere) of the Barnawa tree and after the blessings of their parents they are accepted as married couple.

This fair is also called as animal fair where good varieties of Cow, Buffalo etc. selling-purchasing are made.

 

Brahamani Mataji Mela

This fair is organised in the old fort near Sorsan about 20 Km. from Baran. This is the only Donkey fair in the Hadoti region. Brahmani Mataji temple is in this fort. The idol of the presiding deity, Brahmani Mata, is situated under a large natural rock in the cave. Akhand Jyothi - the uninterrupted oil lamp - is one of the prime attractions here. This fair is organised in Magh-Shukla-Saptmi. Other animals are also brought for selling-purchasing in this fair but mostly Donkey & Kachhar are sold and purchased in the fair.

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