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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bhavnath Fair at Bhavnath Mahadev in Junagadh Gujarat India

Bhavnath Fair is held at the Bhavnath Mahadev Temple near Damodar Kund, at Girnar Taleti, 8 km from Junagadh in Gujarat India.The Bhavnath Fair Festival begins on the night of Maha Shivratri festival, a huge procession of sages, decked up in ornaments, seated on elephants, proceed to the temple and the sound of which reverberates through the entire district. Procession marks the commencement of an inflammatory religious ceremony.Here is Some Fact about Bhavnath Fair at Bhavnath Mahadev in Junagadh Gujarat India.

Location: Bhavnath Mahadev Temple Junagadh Gujarat
Date: 25 February 2017 and According to Hindu calendar date of Magh Vad 11
When: During Maha Shivratri Festival
Duration: 5 Days
How to Reach by Air: The Nearest Airport is Rajkot Airport.
How to Reach by Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Junagadh Railway station.
How to Reach by Road: There are many public and private vehicles available to Reach here.

More Information about Bhavnath Fair

Bhavnath Fairis celebrated with great fanfare and many devotees do a ‘parikrama’ around the Girnar Mountains covering a total distance of 7 km during Maha Shivratri Festival.Thousands of pilgrims from all over converge here. Prior to the start of the Mahapuja, a huge procession led by “Naga Bavas” (ascetics with no clothes on) seated on decorated elephants and holding flags, gets under way. Bhavai, folk songs and folk dances attract large audiences during the event.


On the very day, Bhavnath Mahadev temple is decorated and thousands of devotees across the country come to visit the fair and the festival.Devotees believe that Shiva himself visits the shrine on this occasion. Girnar is said to be the abode of the nine immortal nathas, and eighty-four siddhas, all of whom also visit the temple in their invisible spirit forms during Mahashivaratri. Offerings are made to the deities, and the festive energy courses through performances of dance, music and traditional bhavai theatre.

Before going to the fair, many pilgrims do a parikrama of the holy hills of Girnar, a journey of about 7 km. Visitors are served free meals by the organizers. Special stalls sell idols, rosaries brought from Ayodhya and Mathura, and delectable sweets.This fair is beautiful but at the same time passionate and intense, so we caution first time visitors to move in groups, not  alone. It is a mammoth affair brimming with mysticism and revelry.

About Bhavnath Mahadev Temple 

 

Bhavnath Mahadev Temple is  situated near Damodar Kund, at Girnar Taleti, 8 km from Junagadh Gujarat.Bhavnath Mahadev Temple near Damodar Kund, at Girnar Taleti, 8 km from Junagadh.The temple is dedicatd to Lord Shiva. It has stood their since ancient times. Visited by religious minded devotees all along the year, it is however best known for being the venue of the famous Bhavnath Fair.

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  1. Bhavnath Fair Jungadh in Gujarat during Maha Shivratri Festival.

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