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Fairs & Festivals
As Tansen is home to a number of different ethnic groups, there is at least one fair/festival in a month. Most festivals are based on Hindu or Buddhist mythology. They are celebrated according to the lunar calendar and announced according to the Nepalese months. 
Ridi Mela or Maghe Sankranti:
A 3 day festival, held in January/February at Ridi Bazaar is the main festival of the region. During this occasion, numerous Hindu pilgrims from Nepal and India come to Ridi and take a holy bath in the Kali Gandaki River and worship at Rishikesh Temple. During the fair, the area turns into a huge market of handicrafts and products namely woolen blankets, wooden pots, bamboo products, sugarcane cakes, walnuts and more.  

Satyawati Mela: The one night festival is held in the full moon night in Nepali month of Kartik (Oct/Nov) at Satyawati Lake, south of Tansen. The legend says that on this night an old goddess with bad hearing will fulfill the wishes of the pilgrims who circle the lake three times and shout their hopes out to her. People take a holy bath in the lake and sacrifice animals and birds to Goddess Satyawati.

Parvas Mela: The fair is held in Nepali month Falgun (Feb/Mar) on Shiva Ratri, the birthday of Lord Shiva. People come here to worship the god Krishna and Shiva. Animals and agriculture products are exhibited in the fare and best farmers are rewarded.

Lalpati Mela:
The fair is held in Holi Festival in Falgun (Feb/Mar) in Lalpati in the centre of Madi Valley.

Rambha Pani Mela:
The fair is held in Krishnastami in Bhadra (Aug/Sep) in Rambha Pani, 30 km east of Tansen city. People visit there to worship Goddess Rambha Pani and sacrifice animals and birds to fulfill their wishes.

  1. Baisakh Sankranti ,Nepali new year  

  2. Ram Nawami 

  3. Matatirtha Aunshi 

  4. Baisakh Purnima, Buddha's Birthday 

  5. Sithi Nakha 

  6. Rishikeshotshav 

  7. Tulsi Ropan 

  8. Guru Purnima 

  9. Ghanta Karna 

  10. Pancha Daan, Gunla  

  11. Nag Panchami 

  12. Janai Purnima 

  13. Gai Jatra 

  14. Ropai Jatra 

  15. Shree Nagar Ganesh Jatra 

  16. Bagh Jatra 

  17. Taksar Ganesh Jatra 

  18. Bhimnsen Jatra 

  19. Krishnastami 

  20. Bhagawati Jatra (Bhadra Krishna Nawami)

  21. Kushe Aaunshi ()

  22. Amar Narayan Jatra ()

  23. Laxmi Narayan Jatra ( Bhadra Shukla Dwadasi)

  24. Teej 

  25. Rishi Panchami 

  26. Dashain 

  27. Tihar 

  28. Maghe Sankranti 

  29. Chhath Parva 

  30. Mahakali Bhagawati Yatra, Darlam danda 

  31. Maghi Parva 

  32. Basanta Panchami 

  33. Shiva Ratri 

  34. Fagu Purnima/Holi, Festival of Colour 

  35. Chaite Dashain 

  36. Ram Nawami 

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