Jagra festival is connected with the worship of Mahasu devata. It is held towards the end of August in Jaunsar Bawar region of Dehradun area.
Laksha Grah Fair
Laksha Grah fair is held at Lakhamandal in the area of Dehradun in the month of Bhadra (August-September), every year. Lakhamandal is situated near Dehradun on the banks of the river Yamuna, at an elevation of 1,110.36m above sea level.
Mond is an important and a major festival of Jaunsar Bawar region. While Bissu is an important spring festival, Mond is a bigger one still, organized on a large scale, crossing the Chakrata on the Lakhamandal road) is said to attract the largest number of participants.
Mond …. It is major festival in Jaunsar and bawar. Mond is bigger one and still, organized on larger scale, crossing the khat boundaries. At all places Mond attract people even from outside Jaunsar bawar the mond of dungiyara is said to attracts the larger number of participant.
Dungiyara is about five mile south east of Chakrata, on Lakamandal raod, one mile ahead karakhota. In the month of aasad after a gap of many year Mond is held here. It is a social festival with an economic background .it is inseparably associated with fishing and therefore always take place by the side of a stream.
The religious aspect is provided by God Mahasu who has to be propitiated on several occasion. In may-june is the time when monsoon sets in and flow of water is more in river and kadas and Mond is organized at important place in Jaunsar and bawar :
An annual festival in honour of Shilguru, the god of sheep, is held in the month of Sravana (August) in Jaunsar Bawar region. This festival is generally known as Nunai, such as is held at Baila and Jadi. At Lohari, the festival is known as Shemiat, and it is held on the first day of Sravana, usually just a few days before the Nunai is held in Jadi.
The Panchon festival is held in the month of October in the Jaunsar Bawar region.
Magh is the most important fest of Jaunsar and bawar, Magh named after the winter month of January February when the fest takes place. It is more than ordinary fest it is a season festival extending well over a whole month, it is celebrated after the rabi crop. And it is avail time to meet their relatives from far and near. The fun and forlic not only release, but also in maintain social solidarity. Because of snow extreme cold of this time of year, it is become almost impossible to carry out any kind of outdoor work. It is time for rest, merry making and enjoyment, symbolizing victory on most unfavorable natural environment. Lagda the actual celebration begin few day before of the fest the first day is known as lagda day. This day early in the morning all the village bajgis go together to the village deity’s temple to play the musical instruments.
Maroj on the day after lagda whole Jaunsar bawar celebrate the Magh festival. The day is called maroj. All the goat and sheep of village family is taken to village angan and then after praying the deity start to killed.
It is a festival celebrated in Jaunsar and bawar in middle month of July after completion there crop plantation in field. It celebrated in many khats on different different days. People worship their village deity and collect to a particular nearest open spot to organize a fair.