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Ballia, journey for Dadri Mela


Ballia (Bhojpuri: ?????, Hindi: ?????) is a city with a municipal board in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The eastern boundary of the city lies at the junction of the Ganges and the Ghaghara. The city is situated 76 KM from Ghazipur and 150 KM from Varanasi.

Bhojpuri, a dialect of Hindi, is the primary local language.

Ballia is also known as Baghi Ballia (Rebel Ballia) for its significant contribution in India’s freedom struggle. During the first Independence War of India in 1857, Ballia came in picture in front of the world and Shree Mangal Pandey was that first freedom fighter of that war who was born in village Nagwa Ballia district of India.[1] During the Quit India Movement of 1942 Ballia gained independence from British rule for a short period of time when the district overthrew the government and installed an independent administration under Chittu Pandey.


The second largest cattle fair of India is held on the full moon of Kartik (October–November). A fair is held on kuwar(September–October)near suraimanpur station with name dhanush yagya

The second largest cattle fair of India is held in Winter Season in the heart of town, starts on Kartik Poornima with Holy dip in Ganges. This fair brings some excellent hybrids of cattle from across India.
History of DADRI MELA

The Dadri fair is held here annually in the honour of the famous Dadar Muni, the disciple of Rishi Bhrigu. It is believed that he brought the River Saryu up to Ballia on the order of his Guru. The cultural activities, shopping at Meena Bazaar and a collection of excellent hybrids of cattle brought from different parts of India, draws attention of tourists from all across the country.

Dadri fair is one of the second largest fairs of India. The fair site is located at a distance of about 3 km from bus stand of Ballia city. The fair is held here annually starting from Kartik Purnima (October-November) in the honour of Dadar Muni, the disciple of Rishi Bhrigu. It is believed that he brought the River Saryu up to Ballia on the order of his Guru. This event is celebrated over a period of one month with lots of celebrations. The fair is organized in two phases. During the first phase a cattle fair is organized at Nandigram which starts 10 days before the Kartik Purnima. And later on the day of Kartik Purnima, Meena Bazaar having shops of different items, with many amusement facilities & various cultural programs are organized which last for one month.

* Maharshi Bhrigu Mandir in the heart of the city
* Shri Baleshwer Mandir
* Habib Manzil
* Chain Ram Baba mandir is in Sahatwar
* Nath baba temple at rasara.
* Panchmandir at village Sahatwar.
* Sri Sahajanand Baba Dev Sthan at Vill Chandpur at the bank of holy river “SARYU” (25 KM North-East from Ballia City)
* Narhari Das Kuti (Temple)- Guru of famous Poet Tulsi Das in Sitabdiyara
* Shri Jangli Baba Mandir (Temple) place at Garwar [fair of Dhanteras before one day Diwali]
* Hanuman Ganj is the famous market & Village in Ballia District, 4 km long from ballia.
* Parashurama Temple in Maniyar (Only few temples of Parashurama)
* Pachrukha Devi Temple, Gaighat(Reoti), Ballia (U.P.) Situated in west side of the village near P.D. Inter college on the main road)
* Kameshwar Nath Dham (Shiv Mandir), Karon, Ballia,(U.P.)
* Mata Kapilashweri Bhwani Mandir (Temple), Near SagerPali, Ballia (UP)
* Shahid Smarak, Sukhpura is dedicated to our freedom fighters and situated beside the Sukhpura Inter College’s entrance.

Temple at Sahatwar, district Ballia

Temple of Palat Baba at Sahatwar ,District Ballia, Uttar Pradesh
Famous Temple of Ballia District Chainram Baba Temple Famous Temple of Ballia District

Places to see
Dadri Fair or Dadri Mela
Bhrigu Mandir
Shahid Smarak
Surha Taal
Sri Jungli Baba Mandir
Botanical Garden

Dadri is a village some 5 km from the town of Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. Every year on Kartik Poornima (October – November) it hosts one of the largest cattle fairs of the world, alongwith the Sonepur and Pushkar fair. There is a temple dedicated to Sage Bhrigu in Dadri. Dadri Mela, Eco Tourism,about Dadri Mela, Dadri Mela, Dadri Mela Area, Dadri Mela fair, Dadri Mela Fair in Uttar Pradesh, Dadri Mela India, Dadri Mela Uttar Pradesh, Fairs of India, Famous Dadri Mela, Indian Dadri Mela

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