Festivals in Champawat
The people of Champawat see the spirit of gratitude towards their fairs and festivals. Their hearts and eagerness to protect and preserve the environment is worth applauding.
Champawat Fairs and Festivals are a way of life, the people of the state always rejoice at small and major successes, always enjoying the abundance of nature and cultivating the relations of unconditional love.
Bagwal Fair (Devidhura)Image Source
Every year on Rakhsha Bandhan a very unusual fair, which attracts people from Kumaon, Nepal and even from other places is held in Devidhura in Maa Barahi Devi Temple. In this Unique Festival, there are two groups formed at the temple of people who dance and sing while throwing stones at each other, andoth group has a wooden shield to protect themselves from stone.
Vat Savitri VratImage Source
The Vat Savitri Vrat is celebrated by the women of Uttarakhand with great passion and devotion. Women fast for the day on the occasion of Vat Savitri. They remember Savitri’s enthusiasm, a woman who fought against Death. The Lord of Death, Yama, was forced with her will to give life to Satyavan, her husband. Women pray to Banyan tree or Vat and to Savitri for the well-being of their Husband.
Purnagiri FairImage Source
Purnagiri Hill is 20 km from Tanakpur and is located on top of the Hill. It’s on the right shore of the Kali River. A series of trade shows take place here during Navratras when many devotees from around the city come to worship the Devi Purnagiri. The fair begins at Vishuva Sankranti and lasts about 40 days.
Gaura FestivalImage Source
The festival is mainly focused on adoring the Gauri Goddess. It is supposed to give them long-living and health after the completion of their worship at the temple, these fasting women return home and bless with Biruda. The debt dance is part and parcel of the festival, where participants have their hands and form a circle as they enter into traditional music. Deuda dance is an important part of the festivities where people hold their hands and form a circle when they move into traditional music.
Champawat City Overview
Located in: Kumaon
Nearest Railway Station: Tanakpur
Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport
Best Month to Visit: April to June
Avg. Annual Temperature: 24.6 °C
Famous for: Ancient Temples, Scenic Views and Reetha Sahib Gurudwara
Champawat Tourist Guide
Places to Visit in Champawat
Champawat is quiet and Serene place in the state of Uttarakhand. This district contains many amazing less known places. Below are some Quite and Decent places you should must visit in Champawat.
Gurudwara Shri Reetha Sahib
Banasur Ka Kila