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Surajkund festival : In Haryana, the people have a religious bent of mind and take their adversities and hard condition with a certain amount of stoicism. The chief diversion is provided by fairs and melas held at fixed places. Some of these fairs have religious significance and usually people gather around a temple of Shivji.

At other places, a miniature shopping centre would arise sometimes near a town or close to a river bank and people in thousands flock there to buy and sell or simply to wander about to spend a day in relaxation. Invariably there would be wrestling bouts towards the close of the day attracting the largest crowd. Wrestling used to be very popular in Haryana, particularly in the districts of Rohtak, Hissar and neighbouring Jind and Mahendragarh.

India's spectacular handloom and handicrafts fair is origanised in a rural setting at Surajkund in the vicinity of New Delhi. At this annual week long mela crafts people from all over the country meet and bring alove the age-old living crafts tradition. Visitors can see them at work and shop for some of the world's most treasured wares. This delightful handloom and handicrafts fair is held annually at Surajkund.