Monday, January 4, 2021

Book published by Gujarat Government about Gujarat Fairs

 The swimming fair has historical, mythological and religious significance in folk fairs.

Bhadarva Sud is held for 3 days in the vicinity of Trinetreshwar Mahadev in Thangarh of Surendranagar district. In the Puranas, it is written about Trinetreshwar Mahadev that he offered 1000 lotuses to the idol of Shivaji and when 1 lotus was missing, his eye was fixed on Shivaji, hence he was called Trinetreshwar Mahadev. This fair is of special importance to the Talpada Koli caste of Panchal Bhumi. Shivaratri fair: 11 fairs are held in Junagadh district during the year. In which the prominent importance of Bhavnath's fair. The fair is held in the vicinity of Bhavnath Mahadev on the banks of Suvarnarekha river at the foothills of Gir in Junagadh. This fair is organized every year on the occasion of Mahashivaratri from Mahavad Agiyaras to Amas. Bhavnath is worshiped at the midnight of Mahashivaratri in the famous Bhavnath fair. In this fair, a large number of monks, saints and nagabavas gather from all corners. It is believed that the Nagabawa do not appear outside after bathing in the oasis. Madhavpur Sheep Fair: આThis fair is organized from Chaitra Sud Nom to Chaitra Sud Teras in Madhavpur-Ghed area in Porbandar district of Saurashtra. In this fair, the marriage of Madhavraya i.e. Shri Krishna and Rukmini takes place. In which people from all over the country flock to see the four rounds of God's blossoming, samaiyu theft. Nine married couples and people of Mer caste of Kutch specially join this fair.

Somnath Karthiki Poonam Fair: લોકFolk fairs held in Saurashtra are of great cultural significance. Bhatigal Mela is organized in the company of Somnath Mahadev from Teras to Poonam of Kartak month.Fair of Naklang: મેળ This fair is held in the vicinity of Naklang Mahadev at the temple of Naklang Mahadev which is held in the month of Bhadarvi in ​​Koliyak of Bhavnagar district. The Koli people are mainly found in the Lok community coming from the villages around Bhavnagar. The temple of Naklang Mahadev can be seen only when it is in the middle of the sea.

Kutch Fair: ચ્છ Kutch's culture, arts and customs are unique. The largest Kutch district in India hosts 12 fairs during the year. In which, Shitalasatamno, Hajipirno, Dadamekaranno, Jakh, Karol Peer, Ravadi Rathyatra, Ruknsapirno, Dabda Melo, Kuberpirno Melo, Toralno Melo, Ravechi Mata Melo become the center of attraction among the people.

Ambaji's Fair: A holy pilgrimage site in Banaskantha district and one of the 52 Shakti Peeths is located in Ambaji. The Ambaji Temple hosts fairs in Kartak, Chaitra, Bhadarvo and Aso Mas. In which Bhadarvi Punam fair is considered to be the biggest fair. Bhadarvi Punam fair lasts for 3 days. Millions flock to the fair.Chaitri Punam Fair to Bahucharaji: The temple of Bahucharaji Mataji located in Mehsana district is one of the 3 Shakti Peeths. On the day of Chaitri Punam, Bahucharaji is celebrated in 4 manifest forms.Shamlaji Fair: Shamlaji is a magnificent town with remnants of 1500 years ago on the banks of Meshwo and Pingala rivers on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan. This is the place where the fair of Shamlaji is held from Kartak Sud Agiyaras to Poonam. During the days of the fair, Shamlaji is decorated with wonderful ornaments. The Shamlaji Fair is a symbol of faith and trust, especially among the people of North Gujarat and Rajasthan.

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