Sundernagar Nalwar Mela is celebrated from 22nd March to 28th March
of every year. The idea was motivated by a shortage of the good breed cattle, especially
bullocks, which are so important for agriculture and are a prominent feature of
the economy of the hilly terrain. In this Nalwar Mela cattles are purchased and
sold on a large number. A cattle buyer looks for the healthiest cattle, while a
seller wants to make sure that he gets the best prices for the cattles he is selling.
Beside this, other different types of shops are installed in this fair. People from
different parts of Himachal Pradesh and other states used to bring bullocks of good
breed. In this Mela different types of games eg. kabaddi, wrestling, half Marathon etc. are the attractions. In evening, different types of cultural programmes are presented by the local artists and bollywood stars.
State Level Devta Mela starts from Shukla Panchami to Shukla Navami
of Chaitra Month, according to lunar religious calendar at the ground of Jawahar
Park, Sundernagar. King Luxman Sen of Suket Empire started this Traditional Devta
Mela in 1923. Kings of Suket Empire was welcomed the famous and ancient Deities
at that time, but now Mela Committee, Sundernagar made necessary arrangements very
efficiently and effectively. Five-day long Traditional Devta Mela begins with the
pooja of Mahunag, the main Deity of old Suket Estate (now Sundernagar). More than
150 Devtas (Hill Gods) have brought here from various parts of Mandi district.