This festival of harvest or Bissu or Bisha in Shimla is celebrated differently in different regions of Himachal. It is held on the first of Baisakh (April). The burning of jhalra is an important ritual performed during this festival. A pile of dry twigs with a pointed pole bamboo basket in the centre is set on fire as young boys sing and dance in circles around it.
Timings for Baisakhi in Shimla