The Hajra Kali Seva Samiti organises the Charak Mela every year. It peaks on 2nd Boisakh - 16th April this year - and I saw the beginning of a large gathering even yesterday. Women and men were seen taking water from a nearby pond in earthen vessels on bamboo poles to the temple. There was a rural mela with all its full flavour - wooden furniture, artificial ornaments, vertical wheel, phuchkas etc - and I was told by the organisers that goats would be sacrificed in the evening and this would draw huge crowds as well.
I think the authenticity of this mela should be preserved with careful improvements at the margins.
Here is a photo collage:
|The pond (left inset) shows the contrast of New Town and the Mela|