India is the land of cultural diversity especially Madhya Pradesh is known for forest, mountains and various tribal communities such as Kol, Gond, Bheel, and Baiga etc. The villager, tribal communities and their life style and culture are always attracts the tourists for exploring about their ethnic knowledge and tradition. Baba Adghad Nath (Lord Shiva) Temple is situated at Northern Vindhya Range near Teonthar in Rewa District (M.P.) and also considered as the oldest route to connect north India with south, where millions of people are gathered on the occasion of Pooshi Teras every year to celebrate a fair in the memory of Lord Shiva. The main attraction of fair is handicraft, local herbal medicines and display of cultural tradition of Kol Tribes. The Fair is the important meeting place of different Kol communities beside the worship of Lord Shiva. This fair contributes to promote the Rural Tourism along with the spreading of the fragrance of their cultural and socio-ecological scenarios.
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Dinesh Kumar Jayswal, Shyam Narayan Singh. The Fair at the Baba Adghad Nath (Lord Shiva) Temple: As a Potential Resource of Cultural and Rural Tourism. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(3): July-September, 2014, 253-259.