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Published on Feb 8, 2008

Syalde-Bikhoti Fair: Situated at a distance of five kilometres from Dwarahat is the Vibhandeshwar temple. In the month of Chaitra, a fair is organised here during nighttime. This fair is known as the Bikhoti fair. In the month of Baisakh, another fair called the Syalde fair, is organised in the market of Dwarahat. These fairs, divided in two parts, are known as Syalde-Bikhote fair. It is also known as Darre ka mela.

Syalde-Bikhote fair has its origin in 14th century when it was started by Katyuri kings. According to a legend, a long time ago, during the puja (worship) of Shitla Devi, a fight broke out between two tribes. The head of the leader of the tribe that lost, was cut and buried in the ground. The place where the head was buried, a stone is placed as a memento.

Every year, the 'mukhiya' of the surrounding villages come to this fair to express the joy of winning by hitting on the ground under which the head of the leader is believed to have been buried while his people look on.

The villagers come to the fair dancing to the beat of the 'hudka', 'dhol', 'nagara' and the 'ransingha'. Choda' and 'Chachri' are also performed here in large numbers.

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Gopal singh
bhut khub surat mera dwarahat
Tara Atwal
Nice Sir
Krishnakant Awasthi
Ranikhet dunagiri ki videos
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kripal adhikari
nice sir, it is our cultural, our tradistion and our identity.
chandan adhikari
Hamra saylde Bikhoti mella kumaouni ke pehchan hai, thanks. chandan adhikari Mumbai.
Shailesh Pujari
Dhanyawad Daju..aapki wajah se me yeh mela dekh paya. 
nutan dimri gairola
बहुत सुन्दर ...इस विडियो में कई रंग हैं गीतों के रिवाजों के ... इसे आज मैंने अपने अकाउंट में शेयर किया है... आपको हार्दिक बधाई एक सुन्दर विडियो के लिए...
Lalit Adhikari
Excellent man keep it us, you are doing wonderful job, specially for those who have just heard about our uttaranachal custom and festival. Great
Vishu Agarwal
main bhi chaloonga sath main
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