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Jhanda Sahib

Himalayan Gypsy-Best Traveller Blogger India-Best Travel Photographer India-Abhishek SaraswatJhanda Mela held at Jhanda Sahib is a Sikh festival. It is celebrated on the 5th day from Hindu festival of Holi, The festival is organized in the honor of Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji.

The festival pays tribute to his arrival in the beautiful Doon valley in the year 1733.

Upon his arrival, Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji established a Gurudwara and named it “Darbar Sahib” also known as “Jhanda Sahib”. Darbar Sahib hosts this festival every year.

Jhanda Sahib Mela attracts hundreds of devotees every year.

Himalayan Gypsy-Best Traveller Blogger India-Best Travel Photographer India-Abhishek Saraswat

The main attraction of the festival is a 27m long flag, build from sal tree. The tree is bathed with milk and holy waters prior to the festival. The flag is then covered with Malmal cloth, and the cloth is wrapped around all over the tree.

There is a lot to experience in the fair. You will find tiny stalls selling, hand-crafted products such as jewellery, toys, clothes, accessories, etc.

You can also enjoy street foods and rides on ferries it is all fun and exciting.

Himalayan Gypsy-Best Traveller Blogger India-Best Travel Photographer India-Abhishek SaraswatEvery year from the beginning of March, The Jhanda Sahib fair brings all the social classes and people together. As they celebrate the spirit of Sikhism and remember the arrival of Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji in the doon valley. 

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By Abhishek Saraswat

Abhishek (@himalayan_gypsy) is a travel photographer and blogger known as Himalayan Gypsy over the internet. Academically from an engineering background and born the Himalayan valley of Dehradun, he found himself in love with nature and ever since he has been on a journey to travel India and showcase the beauty of the country through his pictures, motivating and encouraging people on the go to feel the same and also take responsibilities to conserve our rich heritage, culture and environment. He is a Certified Digital Marketer and a Travel Influencer who is efficient to create visually appealing content for Travel Brands, Property Owners, Cafes and other Product Shoots. He also specializes in running Facebook & Instagram Ad Campaigns for Brand Awareness, Brand Promotion and Online Reputation Management.

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