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Bhavnath Fair Gujarat

(Last Updated 19 Dec, 2022)

  • Dates :

    01/03/2023 - 05/03/2023

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Bhavnath Mahadev Temple is located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat. The Bhavnath Fair is the main festival on the occasion of Shivaratri. The 'Mela' or the fair is where Hindu customs and beliefs are observable. 

Gujarat is where 5,000 years old Hindu tradition and various cultures can be witnessed in the fair. The sages and the devotees all gather to make the occasion ostentatious. Participation of all people from different strata creates a captivating atmosphere where the mela or fair takes its true meaning.

How is the Bhavnath Fair celebrated?

Bhavnath Fair of Gujarat takes place on the day of Maha Shivratri. On the very day, Bhavnath Mahadev temple is decorated, and thousands of devotees across the country visit the fair and the festival. The fair is held on the adjacent ground of the temple, where the sages from different corners of the country come to experience the holy occasion. The 'Naga babas' or Naga sages move towards the temple on the elephant's back to witness the maha puja.

Shiva linga is worshiped, and the fair is organized in honor of the festival, which is now known nationwide. It is believed that Shiva himself had visited the shrine during the festival, and this place is the abode of the famous nine 'naths' of Hindu mythology. The sound of conch shells, drums, and high-pitched rhythmical sounds create a pious ambiance. 

The mela takes a holy shape with devotees, sages, and spiritually elevated souls. The visitors are served free meals during the fair. At the fair, different stalls allow visitors to buy local handicrafts and other items.

When is the Bhavnath Fair celebrated?

The Bhavnath Fair Gujarat is held during the Maha Shivratri. The fair is famous, and it is a three-day festival in February. This fair is an important event that brings thousands of domestic and international tourists to the state. The religious and ethnic significance of the fair can be well evident in its majestic and splendid aura.

Where is the Bhavnath Fair celebrated?

The Bhavnath Fair is celebrated at Bhavnath Mahadev Temple near Damodar Kund, at Girnar Taleti.

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