Fair and festival of Gujarat
Indians give special importance to their festivals. Special arrangements are made for the celebration of various festivals each year. Be it the villages or the big cities there is joy all around. Some of the main Indian festivals include Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Pongal and Bhai Duj.
And Gujarat is part of india and Gujarat is famous for many festivals and fairs.
1 Tarnetar Fair (Surendranagar)
The fair is held in the month of March and attracts a crowd of over ten thousand people.Bhadarva Sud Choth to Bhadarva Sud chhat.This place is located Surendranagar.
the Tarnetar Mahadev Temple in Surendranagar district is filled with tourists from all over the world.
The main attraction of the fair is This Mela happens annually to celebrate the wedding of Arjuna with Draupadi.
This festival is three days long.
2 Vautha Mela (Ahmedabad)
This fair happens between Kartaki Agiyaras to Kartaki Purnima Vautha Mela is considered to be the largest folk fair of Gujarat.
This place Vautha Mela is held in Vautha village of Dholka taluka of Ahmedabad district.
Donkeys are bought and sold in large quantities at Vautha fair. The local people takes part in this fair.
3 shamlaji folk fair (Arvalli)
This festival takes a place in Kartaki agiyaras to Kartaki purnima.Around the month of November. Kartik Purnima (Full moon night)
This fair is generally celebrate near Arvalli mesvo river.
Shamlaji is small shrine on the bank of Meshwo River. It is one of the rare temples of Lord Krishna where cow idols are also worshipped depicting his childhood as a cowherd.
The celebration lasts for about 3 weeks, around.
4 Manekthari Fair of Dakor (kheda)
This festival takes a place during Sharad punam.This fair is generally located in dakor.Manekthari Poonam Fair is celebrated every year at Dakor in Kheda district of Gujarat. The fair of manekthari is held on the 15th day of Ashwin maas of hindu calendar that is somewhere in September.
Mainly people worship full moon on mahanekatri poonam.
5 janmashtami fair ( dev bhumi Dwarka)
Janmashtami is held in many areas of Gujarat but the fair organized in Dwarka is of special importance.
Melo (Mehsana) Time – From Phagan Vad Agiyaras to Teras, the fair of Palodar is held at the mother’s temple.
Typically falling in the months of August/September, Janmashtami or Gokulashtami celebrates the birth of Krishna. Krishna is one of the most celebrated gods in the Hindu pantheon and he is believed to be Vishnu s eighth incarnation.
6 Ambaji bhadarvi fair ( banashkatha)
The Bhadrapad Ambaji Fair is held at a village, outside the Ambaji temple. The festival calls on sanghas (pilgrim groups) in huge number. Sanghas perform a traditional folk dance, popular drama and garbas on the full moon night and sing songs by using simple instruments like pakhwaj, hun gal and jhanjh. The festival takes place in the months of August or September .
7 pavagad fair (panchmahal)
Pavagadh Fair is held at the foot of Pavagadh Hill in Champaner, Gujarat. It is celebrated in the month of Chaitra (March/April). Pavagadh Fair is organized to honor Goddess Kali.
It is famous for its famous Mahakali temple thatattracts thousands of pilgrims daily.
8 somnath fair ( gir somnath)
Somnath celebrates a large fair on the day of the full moon of Kartik Purnima in November/December. Maha Shivratri in the month of March is also a major festival here.
This fair is generally 4-5 days long. Many people visit this fair in month of November it’s take place.
9 Kartik Purnima (patan)
Kartik purnima festival in sidhpur city at Patan district of Gujarat is famous for worldwide. The folk festival called katyokana fairs.
The people who stayed overnight stay away from the river as beds.
10 Bhavnath fair (junagadh)
This fair takes place during mahashivratri.
Bhavnath Mahadev Temple in the Junagarh district becomes the perfect venue for a spectacular carnival called Bhavnath Fair.
Local says that Lord Shiva visit this temple during the Maha Shivratri.
This fair takes place during of February-March.
This fair located to Bhavnath Mahadev Temple near Damodar Kund, at Girnar Taleti.
Festivals of Gujarat
1 Rath Yatra.
Rath Yatra is most famous festival of Gujarat.
This is Hindu festival of Gujarat. The world famous rath Yatra takes place in Ahmedabad Gujarat and Puri.
The Rath Yatra Festival or the Chariot Festival, commemorated in honour of Puri’s Lord Jagannath is one of the biggest and major festivals of not only Odisha but of Gujarat too. It is celebrated with huge pomp and show and with much reverence and fervour throughout the country, but its grand event is held in Jagannath Dham Ahmedabad Gujarat.
2 rann Utsav
Rann Utsav takes place during the winters. Rann Utsav is the time when the desert recedes, allowing itself to be tamed, to be made into a showpiece.
Rann Utsav is very famous in India. many people visit as well as foreigners are also visit the runn Utsav.
During the festival, the best of local talent from all over Gujarat come together to create beautiful music in the white sand.
From folk dance (Garba, Hallisaka, and Tippani) performance to scrumptious Gujarati thali, from moonlit camera safari to folk dramas, the festival is organised to celebrate the uniqueness and culture of the Kutch region. There are
Rann Utsav is held at the Dhordo village, 80 km north of the Bhuj city in Kutch.
3 International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad
The International Kite Festival takes place on the 6th January on the eve of Uttarayan or Makara Sankranti to 14 January.
The entry to the International Kite Festival of Gujarat is free for all the visitors.
This is very famous festival of Gujarat. Many foreigners only come to India to visit this festival.
Various cities across Gujarat hold kite flying competitions among its citizens. However, the showstopper contest, the International Kite Event, is held in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat is very famous for Garba and dandiya. In Gujarat people The fest continues for nine nights and is an invocation of MA Shakti commonly referred to as Mata Rani. Many people keep fast this days. This is Hindu festival which is celebrate in all parts of India.
This is amongst one of the most dynamic festivals in Gujarat as well as other parts of India. During this 10-day celebration, locals perform a Durga pooja, and also take pleasure the music, Garba, as well as Dandiya.
People celebrate navratri in September or October month.
On dashera we eat jalebi- fafda early here to celebrate this day.