Chamba's famous Minjar fair which celebrates the bounty of nature and prays for a good harvest is normally held in August. 'Minjars', maize shoots or silken stands, are cast on the waters of the river
Celebrated in Chamba, Kullu and elsewhere, Chrewal, Badronjo or Patroru is a festival of fire and flowers - and a time for purification of the fields.
In August, several places in Chamba, Bilaspur and Sirmaur have the Gugga fairwhich is connected with the worship of Gugga, a manifestation of the Nag Devta.
Also in Chamba, the Manimahesh yatra to the sacred tarn of Manimahesh is held immediately after the festival of Janamashtami. At Bharmaur, 28 km short of the lake, the nomadic Gaddis hold a fair for six days.
The same month witnesses the Dal fair in Upper Dharamsala. At Udaipur, in the Lahaul valley, the Trilokinath temple becomes a focus; this is sacred to Hindus and Buddhists alike. The Sharavan fair is held at the holy shrine of Naina Devi, while the Ashapuri fair is held in Kangra.