BHADERWAH, Sept 16: Three day long “Mela Patt” concluded here today.
The mela was celebrated to commemorate the historic meet between Emperor Akbar and Raja Nagpal of Bhaderwah in 16th century at Delhi.
Thousands of people drawn from different parts of the State participated in it.
The mela devoted to Lord Vasuki Naag, the presiding deity of Bhaderwah Valley, is being celebrated on Nag Panchmi every year. The mela is being organized on the conclusion of the Kailash Yatra and people with out any caste, color and creed participate and witness the Mela.
This Mela was first initiated by Raja Nagpal in 16th century as the ruler of that small principality called the then Bhaderkashi which is now known as Bhaderwah.
The mela was organized on the conclusion of the Kailash Yatra and people with out any consideration of caste, color and creed participate and witness the Mela.
Fool proof security arrangements were made by the local administration to avoid any untoward incident.
On the occasion, people were seen dancing on the tunes of ancient Dakhu.This traditional Dhaku dance, a unique folk dance of the area was a regular feature during the Mela.
The royal robing that was presented by King Akbar to Raja Nagpal of Bhaderwah in his honour was displayed during the ‘Mela Patt’.