Celebrated in: Kesopur near Gurgaon
To worship: Goddess of small-pox
Celebrated during: April or May
Masani is traditionally and exceptionally religious fair dedicated to Goddess of Small pox. Masani Mela or Sheetal Mela is held at Kesopur near Gurgaon every year. There is an anecdote about Masani Mela: There lived a man named Singha in a village of Kespour. The temple of Masani Devi was in the same village. Once the Goddess expressed her desire to leave Kespour and have her temple in Gurgaon and also have her shrine in same village in Singha’s dream. Singha followed the instruction of Goddess Masani. Gradually the fame of the temple spread like a wild fire.
Masani Fair is held during April or May every year, especially women visit fair with complete faith to pray for their family. During the Fair, folk songs, dramas, dances and stalls of various products to sell are seen. This mela provides the typical rural flavour of Haryana.
The nearest Airport is at New Delhi.
To reach Gurgaon one can take train from Delhi. Gurgaon has a train station and is connected to most major cities in India.
Gurgaon is well connected with major cities of India. The mela venue is about 2 km from the national highway.