Kadam Mela is organized every year at Kharagpur in the Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh. This is one of the most important fairs in the state of the Madhya Pradesh. As per the Gregorian calendar Kadam Mela is celebrated around the month of November. Kadam Mela is one of the important religious events for the local people and it is celebrated on a large scale by the people. Many devotees from the adjoining states also all come over to Kharagpur to be a part of this mega event. The number of the pilgrims is increasing every year.
Kadam Mela has a religious significance and so this event is celebrated in a very sacred way by the devotees. Several traditional rituals like pujas, yajnas and so on are being performed by the devoted and the priests in the temple. The devotees also offer special prayers to their Gods and Goddesses for the well being of their families and also express their gratitude for keeping them and their near and dear ones safe and sound.
Centre of attraction
Prior to the Kadam Mela the whole village of Kharagpur is attractively decorated by the local people with colorful lightening and flowers. Throughout the fair the local people are seeing wearing their traditional folk dresses. Dramas, traditional folk music and dances and stunt show forms an important attraction of the Kadam Mela. Magnificent display of fireworks also forms an important part of this fair. Kadam Mela generally lasts for a period almost 15 days.