A two-day Bhadraj Temple Fair, dedicated to Lord Balram (elder brother of Shri Krishna) who is the prime deity of the region that encircles Jaunpur-Jaunsaar belt which also includes Mussoorie. The fair helps in preserving social and cultural ethos of Garhwal region.The temple is located 16km from Mussoorie and the trek to temple is of 3kms from Dudhli village.
Bhadraj Temple Fair – Mussoorie
The fair in which milk is offered to Bhadraj Devta attracts thousands of devotees from near and far. A stone outside the temple bear formal inscriptions in English and Arabic which suggests about the early visitors of the place. The annual two day fair is held during 16th and 17th of August and maintained by Bhadraj Temple Samiti.
The Bhadraj Mandir Samiti made elaborate arrangements for the devotees on the temple premises. Cabinet Minister Nav Prabhat had also visited the temple yesterday. According to local historians, the Bhadraj is also the place where the first surveyors arrived before the creation of hill town of Mussoorie. President of the samiti Rajesh Nautiyal presented a memorandum to the minister and said the fair be declared a tourism temple fair. He demanded the upgrade of the trek route up to the temple. Fairs like this were important to preserve the culture of the region, he said.
How to Reach: One needs to reach Mussoorie to reach the trekking destination of Bhadraj Temple.
Mussoorie to Bhadraj Temple: Mussoorie – Dudhli – Bhadraj Temple.
Alternate Route: Mussoorie – Driving west to George Everest house – Trek to Bhadraj Temple.
Nearest Town/City: Dehradun