Jhapan Mela is the famous religious festival of state West Bengal which is dedicated to the Goddess Mansha. The festival is very unique in its own style which commemorate the Goddess of Snakes. The main venue of the festival is Vishnupur in Bankura district of the state that hosted the biggest fair called Jhapan Mela.
Time to Celebrate:
The Jhapan Mela is held in the month of Shrawan (July-August)
The Jhapan Mela is similar to the Nagpanchami in which snakes are worshipped. It is believed that Goddess Mansha is the daughter of Lord Shiva, who is also known as the Goddess of snakes also. On the occasion of Jhapan Mela people worship him so that the fertility of the land increases which resulted in good and prosperous harvest. The festival brings lots of prosperity and considered very auspicious for the coming harvest season. The celebrations include other activities like local fairs, stage shows, snake shows by local snake charmers etc.