PUBLIC FAIRS IN GUJARAT(Gujarat na lok mela)
This article gives information related to public fairs(lok mela) like 'Tarnetar no melo','Vautha no melo','Shamlaji no melo','Palli no melo' ,'Bhavnath no melo' etc..,which are organized at different different places during the year according to gujarati months.
FAIR AT TARNETAR or TARNETAR NO MELO
Place: Trinetreshwer Mahadev's Temple, ThanGadh, Surendranagar.
Time: Starts from forth day to sixth day of Bhadarva sud month.
Description: It is Gujarat's very Popular fair among all fair in Gujarat.
*According to old stories, in Mahabharata Arjun shoot eye of fish in Draupadi's Swayamvar here,at this place.
*People come From all over the Gujarat and also people come from out side Gujarat as well as from other countries of the world.
*This fair is also known for its colour full and embroidered Umbrellas.
*People of Bharavad Tribe perform 'Hudo dance' here.
*Women's of Koli tribe Perform 'Ras Garba Of three Clap'-known as 'tran tali garba'.
*Government of Gujarat Organize 'Rural Olympic' every year here.
Vautha Fair or Vautha no melo:
Place: At Vautha on the bank of river sabarmati,Ahmedabad
Time: Starts from eleventh day to fifteentth day that is full moon day(Dev Diwali) of Kartak sud month.
Description: Vautha is situated on the meeting place of seven rivers.
*It is biggest fair of Gujarat state.
*It is an 'Animal fair'.
*People sell and buy animals here.
*It is famous for sell and purchase of 'Donkeys'.
Shamlaji fair (Shamlaji no melo)
Place: On the river bank of Meshvo River, Shamlaji,Sabarkantha
Time: Starts from eleventh day to fifteenth day that is full moon day(Dev Diwali) of Kartak sud month.
Description: It is a mainly tribal fair.People of Bhil tribe come there to enjoy the fair.
*There is a Temple of god Shamlaji(God Krishna).
*People come After Diwali that is new year to take blessings of god Krishna for their upcoming year.