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The largest tribal fair - "Baneshwar Fair" is organised on which date?
1. Purnima of Chaitra month
2. Purnima of Ashwani month
3. Purnima of Bhadrapad month
4. Purnima of Magha month

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Purnima of Magha month

The correct answer is ​Purnima of Magha month.

  • Baneshwar Fair:
    • The biggest tribal fair is held at Baneshwar at the confluence of Mahi, Som and Jhakham, which are believed to be holy rivers of the region.
    • A number of tribals from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan gather to immerse the mortal remains of the dead.
    • They worship, sing and dance on Magh Purnima, sometime in the month of February, which is considered to be a holy period in this region.
    • It starts in Magh Shukla Gyaras and Magh Krishna Panchami (the peak period of this fair is Magh Purnima).

Fair Date (Tithi)
Baneshwar Fair (Dungarpur) Magh Purnima
Kapil Muni Fair and Pushkar Fair Kartik Purnima
Gautameshwar Fair (Pratapgarh) Vaisakh Purnima
Hanuman Jayanti Chaitra Purnima
Veer Teja Ji Mela  Bhadrapad Shukla dashmi to Purnima
Holi Falgun Purnima
Raksha Bandhan Shravan Purnima
Sharad Purnima Ashad Purnima

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