The ritual bathing is very common at this Mela and devotees believe that taking a dip in the sacred waters of the river at the Ashokastami Fair purifies them of their sins. The holy waters of the Ashtami Kund are also believed to usher in the blessings of the Almighty on His devotees. Innumerable number of pilgrims pays a visit to this Mela to perform some essential rites here. The elaborate fair or 'mela' celebrated here is also popularly termed as the Ashokastami Festival. March and April are the months during which this fair is held every year, particularly depending on the various movements of the moon, known as 'Tithi'.
Orange and Tourism Festival
Another important festival celebrated in North Tripura district is the Orange and Tourism Festival which is organized every year and is observed during November in Jampui Hill, which is located at an altitude of nearly 3000 feet above mean sea level. Jampui Hills is believed to be the highest peak in Tripura and is renowned for the vast quantity of oranges which grow here. This season is popularly known as the orange season here. This festival is observed in North Tripura District as a mark of tribute to God, for blessing the natives in the form of beautiful and colourful groves of oranges, which are in bloom in large quantities. November is the month when the Orange and Tourism Festival are conducted in this portion of the country. Numerous tourists from across India visit this region to participate and absorb the beauty of this festival.
Fairs are also arranged during 'Maghi Purnima' which is in February and continues till March. The venue of this fair is Chaturdas Devata Temple of Khowrabill which is located under Kailashahar subdivision. Number of devotees visits this place to participate in the Mela.
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