Jhiri Mela


This fair is held in the village of Jhiri, 14 km from Jammu. It is celebrated in memory of a simple, God-loving and honest farmer Baba Jitu, who committed suicide to protest against the unfair demands of the cruel landlord regarding his crop. His followers congregate at Jhiri on the appointed day from every corner of North India in the month of October or November. People revere him for his compassion, courage and honesty, and an annual fair is held in his honor.