The Purmandal mela is held at Purmandal that is located at a distance of 39 kilometers from Jammu. This fair has a special significance as it is celebrated on the occasion of
Maha Shivratri. This festival marks the wedding celebrations of Lord Shiva with the Goddess Parvati.
The festival of Navratri is celebrated with great fervor. People fast, take holy dips and pray during this festival.