Hearing the name of the Friends Fair fills the people with a different kind of enthusiasm. People from far and wide come to share and buy things and roam there playing games. And enjoy the fair to the fullest. Nowadays people are so busy that they don’t even have time to celebrate fairs and festivals. The fairs also have a lot of religious significance as various festivals are celebrated.
You may have seen in many films that heroes and heroines meet at a fair and fall in love between the two. You may have seen many such things, but there is a fair in India in which the wishes of bachelors are fulfilled. For this, the unmarried boys go to the fair dressed up and run away and marry the girl of their choice.
The Bhagoria fair is celebrated with much fanfare in the tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh, Indore like Dhar, Zabua and Khargone. In Bhagoria Hat-Bazaar, young men and women come from far and wide in search of their spouse. The way they express their mutual consent is very specific.
First of all, the boy gives the girl to eat pan, if the girl eats pan his yes is considered. After this, Bhagoria runs away with the boy and the girl and the two get married.
Another way is that if the boy puts pink on the girl’s neck and the girl puts pink on the boy’s cheek in response, the relationship is considered fixed. This is considered to be the most beloved fair of the tribes.
It is to be mentioned that Bhagorai fair is held in Zabua, Dhar and West Nimar of Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of Holi. This fair belongs to Bhil and Bhila tribes. In this fair, tribal men and women choose their life partner. When the boy-girl is not found by the family and is declared missing, they complain to the so-called caste panchayat and finally the panchayat itself seals the deal and determines the value of the girl. The price that boys pay instead of girls is called father.