A furniture fair started on Basanta Panchami in Jayanagar of Garuda Municipality in Rautahat.

The month-long fair will last till to Shivaratri.

Wooden furniture items and materials used for agriculture have been displayed at Shivanagar in the fair.

The fair organising committee aims to transact around Rs 2.2 million in this year's fair.

People from neighbouring districts, including Sarlahi and Bara, among other districts sell home-made materials in the fair.

The fair has been organised every year for the last two decades.

Carpenters and entrepreneurs, among others, sell home-made wooden materials at the fair. Beds, dining sets, chairs, benches, doors, windows, cupboards, sofa sets, toys for kids made of saal, sisam, teak, and mango, among other household materials are sold in the fair.

Chairman of the committee Dhirendra Yadav said the fair would continue for a month and people could buy wooden materials in the fair. Customers from Bara, Parsa, Makawanpur, Rautahat, Sarlahi, and Dhanusha and even from India reach the fair. Local experts sell sickles, spades, axes, swords, and khukuris, among other items at the fair.

The fair witnessed the transaction of around Rs 2.1 million last year, according to the organising committee.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 18, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.