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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 Trayodashi and Chaturdasi and coincides with the Shivratri. Purmandal Temple Mela 2024 date is March 8 and March 9.  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 Shaivite 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