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Bhavnath fair Date

Bhavnath fair Will Coming on Maha Shivratri Month of January-February and in 2013 February 20 in Bhavnath ,Girnr Taleti Junagadh In Gujarat.

About Bhavnath fair

The Bhavnath Fair is a religious festival held for 5 days every year starting at midnight on the Hindu festival of MahaShivaratri. In 2012, the date of the fair that is decided as per the Hindu Samvatsari calendar falls on 20 February. The Bhavnath fair is held at the ancient Bhavnath Mahadev Temple located at the village of Girnar Taleti, which is about 8 km from the town of Junagadh in Gujarat.
The fair has its origins in the myth that Lord Shiva performs his cosmic dance of destruction ‘ Tandava’ on Maha Shivratri. As per the story, The Lord visits the Bhavnath Temple at midnight in his invisible form accompanied by his attendants. To appease the God, a grand Puja is conducted, and a religious procession winds its way around the Girnar hillock.The fair is being popularised on the lines of the Kumbh Mela as a celebration of the mystical Naga sadhus. The Bhavnath fair attracts many foreign visitors who wish to photograph the revelry of Naga Sadhus. The local visitors from Gujarat and surrounding areas are clad in their traditional finery and provide great photo opportunities. The stalls at the fair venue sell trinkets and handicrafts. Displays of traditional dance, music and the Bhavai theatre performances provide a glimpse into the culture of this region. Special stalls at the venue peddle rosaries and idols of religious figures. Those religiously inclined can join in the circumambulation of the Girnar hillock.

History of  Bhavnath fair

The Bhavnath Mahadev temple is a shrine ensconced in myths and legends of the Puranic era. The Shiva linga here is said to have emerged of its own divine intention. Reportedly, when Shiva and Parvati were traveling over the Girnar Hills their divine garment fell over the present Mrigi Kund, making this place an auspicious site for Shiva worshippers. Even today, the naga bavas are known to bathe in the holy Mrigi Kund before joining the Mahashivaratri procession. The fair itself is so ancient that its precise origins are unknown.

How to Rich Bhavnath fair

By rail 
Arrive at Junagadh Railway station.

By Air      
Land off at Rajkot city airport and distance is 110 km
By Bus 
 Junagadh city is only a few km from the Bhavnath fair ground and also connected by S.T buses to different cities around the Gujarat state.  Another city of Porbandar is 114 km away on the west.  
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