Location: Garhi Cantt, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Clock tower to Tapkeshwar temple via Shaheed Kashmir Singh Road – 6.5 kms
Garhi Cantt to Tapkeshwar temple – 1.5 km
Timing – During Shivratri
Duration – 5 to 7 days
Month – February or March
About Tapkeshwar Fair
The famous tapkeshwar fair starts from the auspicious day of shivratri which generaly falls during the second week of February. Every year many devotees come on this day to seek blessings from the Deity at the temple (Lord Shiva).
Many Hindus believe that those who worship Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Maha Shivratri would be cleansed of all their sins, making it one of the most important festivals for the Hindu religion. Maha Shivratri is also said to be the day when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married, bringing together two of the greatest forces in the universe, with Lord Shiva being known as the ‘destroyer’ of the Universe, paving the way for beneficial change.
Maha Shivratri is an auspicious Hindu festival that is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. The celebration falls on the 13th night and 14th day of the Hindu calendar month of Phalguna or Maagh every year and in 2016 it is being observed on the evening of 7 March.
The Fair (Mela)
The mela (Fair) offers many attractions for people to enjoy and do some shopping from the temporary market. This market provide lots of items for everyone to look upon and therefore gives a chance to the local people to flourish.The mela provides many eatable items and swings for people to enjoy.