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Madhavpur Mela: Important Points

Gujarat ‘Madhavpur Mela’:

President Ramnath Kovind inaugurated the annual Madhavpur Mela. It is a five-day cultural fair that is held in Madhavpur, the coastal village, located 60 kilometers south of Porbandar.

  • This festival celebrates the marriage of Lord Krishna with Rukmini.
  • This marriage is said to have taken place in Madhavpur.
  • It is said that Rukmini was from the present-day Arunachal Pradesh.
  • On Ram Navami, Madhavpur Mela begins.
  • Ram Navami is the day that marks the birth of Lord Rama.
  • A Madhavrai temple of the 15th-century marks the site of this fair.
  • Every year during this event a cultural fair is also held.
  • A chariot is decorated colourfully and it carries the idol of Lord Krishna around the village.
  • The festivities are usually held for a period of five days.