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Tarkulaha Mela                     
Datetime: 08 Apr 2013 (12:00 AM) - 08 May 2013 (12:00 AM)
Venue: Tarkulaha Devi Temple
The Tarkulaha Mela, celebrated at the premises of the Tarkulaha Devi Temple is celebrated year after year with un-diminishing fervour and gaiety. Located near the city of Gorakhpur in north India, the temple is dedicated to the mother goddess. The Tarkulaha Mela is conducted during the Chaitra Ram Navmi, which falls in the month of April.
Other attractions of the Tarkulaha Mela include the performance of traditional dramas (called Nautanki in the local language), the Nag Kanya (snake women) show and performances by a circus troupe, which is also an integral part of the festival. It is said that during the festival a goat is sacrificed for pleasing the presiding deity of the temple; is cooked in earthen vessels and served as prasad (share of offering) to the devotees assembled at the temple. Also, many people visit Gorakhpur during the festival just to shop for their annual requirements of garam masala (a mixture of traditional Indian spices). 

Tourists who wish to visit the place during the Tarkulaha Mela will find that it is easily accessible and well connected. The Tarkulaha Devi temple is located at an approximate distance of 23 km from Gorakhpur (in Uttar Pradesh) on the Gorakhpur-Deoria State Highway-1. Buses, auto rickshaws and taxis are easily available from Gorakhpur to Tarkulaha Temple. Notably, the most auspicious days to visit the temple are Mondays, Fridays, and during the mela.
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