"The Sonepur Mela, largest Animal fair in Asia, organized every year in the month of Kartik Poornima (full Moon day) in the month of November. The mela (fair) is held at the junction of River Ganga and Gandak at Sonepur, situated at a distance of approximately 35 km away from the Patna. This fair is also known as Harihar Kshetra Mela. It is one of the largest cattle fair, where all breeds of animals are brought for sale.The Sonepur Cattle Fair once used to attract traders from places as distant as Central Asia. Till date, it is the biggest cattle fair of Asia and stretches on from fifteen days to one month. A large number of stalls are also set up at the grounds of the Sonepur Cattle Fair. You will find a wide variety of goods in these stalls, ranging from garments, to weapons and furniture to toys, utensils and agricultural implements to jewelry and handicrafts. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and email@example.com.