Fast, Fairs and Festivals of India Fast, Fairs and Festivals of India
Celebrated In : Ahwa, Gujarat.
Also called as : Jamabandi Darbar
Significance : Tribal Fair
Dangs Darbar is the name of the annual fair held every year in Ahwa, the most important town in the Dangs a few days before Holi. The Dangs is one of the most delightful districts of Gujarat and is located high in the Saputara hills, the original home of the 'adivasis', the tribal population of Gujarat.
The name 'Darbar' dates back to the time of the British, when a darbar of Rajas and Naiks of neighbouring area used to assemble there. Today, it is called Jamabandi Darbar and the District Collector officiates at it.
Thousands of tribal people flock to Ahwa from all over the district, dressed in bright colours sounding the Shehnai and beating their drums. Folk dances, dramas and songs enliven the air during the festival.