Naina Devi Mela is celebrated with utmost gusto at Naina Devi Temple, Naina Devi of Bilaspur district in Himachal Pradesh. In 2016, Naina Devi Mela date August 10. Shravan Ashtami Mela is considered most visited fair at Naina Devi Temple. In 2016, Shravan Navratri dates are – August 3 to August 10.
Naina Devi Mela is held thrice in a year – Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri), Shravan Navratri and Ashwin Navratri (Sharad Navratri).
Other than the above three Navratri Melas, Makar Sankranti, Vasant Panchami, Mahashivratri, Holi, Ramanavami, Rakshabandhan, Sri Krishna Jayanti, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussehra, Karvachauth Vrat and Diwali are the most famous festivals celebrated at Nainadevi Temple.
Nainadevi Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeethas (51 ancient, powerful temples of Goddess Shakti).
Naina Devi Mela in Previous Years
In 2015, Naina Devi Mela date August 7. Shravan Ashtami Mela is considered most visited fair at Naina Devi Temple. In 2015, Shravan Navratri dates are – August 15 to August 24. In some calendar, Shravan Ashtami mela date is also given as August 14, 2015.
In 2014, Naina Devi Mela date July 19. In 2014, Shravan Navratri dates are – July 27 to August 5.