Short Paragraph on Gujarati Festivals

Here is your short paragraph on Gujarati Festivals:

The present state of Gujarat came into being on 1 May, 1960 and is located on the west coast of India.


The state is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on west, Pakistan and Rajasthan in north and north-east respectively, Madhya Pradesh in south-east and Maharashtra in south. Gujarat has an exclusive range of fairs and festivals.

The notable are: Ambaji Fair in glory of Amba, mother goddess, in Banaskantha district in north Gujarat; Janamashtami (the birthday of Lord Krishna) is celebrated with great fanfare in Dwarka and the biggest fair of the year is held here to mark the occasion.

Tarnetar fair is held on the 4, 5 and 6 of the bright half of the month of Bhadrapada (August/September) in honour of Lord Shiva; Madhavrai Fair celebrates the marriage by elopement of Lord Krishna and Rukmini every year on the ninth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra (March/April) the incident is re-enacted. The venue is Madhavpur near Porbandar.

Other notewor­thy festivals and fairs are Shamlaji fair, Bhavnath fair, Dangi darbar, Makarsankranti and Navratri.

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