Purmandal Mela and Festival in Jammu and Kashmir

Purmandal Temples are dedicated to Shiva and the annual mela and festival is held during Phalgun Krishna Paksha Trayodasi and Chaturdasi and coincides with the Shivratri. Purmandal Temple Mela 2014 date is February 27 and February 28.  Also known as Choti Kashi, there are numerous temples dedicated to Shiva in this region including the famous ones at nearby Utterbani.

The area is famous for numerous temples dedicated to Shiva, the popular of them being Ranbireshwar Temple, Panjbhaktar Temple and Peer Khoh.

Purmandal Mela celebrates the wedding of Shiva and Parvati. The fair attracts thousands of Shiva devotees.

The ancient temples of Purmandal are located on the banks of the Devak River. The temples were part of the Shaivaite tradition in Kashmir. Many Kashmiri Pandits from India and abroad make it to be a part of the mela.

Purmandal Temple is 40 km from Jammu