After celebrating Kartik Purnima pilgrims go back to their towns and villages and Sonepur Mela transforms itself from a religious event into one of Asia largest cattle fairs. Apart from animals countless goods and services are offered and traded, such as clothing, beauty products, food, electronics and cars. Together with commercial activities there are many entertainment options available. A festive, carnival atmosphere prevails at the mela – giant Ferris wheels, numerous rides, wells of deaths, circuses and various performance shows offer amusement for families, children, women and men.