Girnar Shivratri Mela, 2019
The date of the Girnar Shivratri Fair is 26th February 2019 to 4th March 2019.
The Girnar Shivratri Fair is at Bhavnath Temple at Girnar Taleti. Lakhs of people visit the Bhavnath Shivratri Fair. So, Girnar Shivratri Fair is also famous as Mini Kumbh. The Girnar Shivratri Fair begins 5 days before Maha Shivratri. So, the last day of Mela is Maha Shivratri. The fair begins with flag hoisting by Naga saints and then it lasts for 5 days. Several events are organized for 5 days of the fair. People wait to see sword stunts performed by Naga Saints. The Mela ends with Ravadi by Naga saints procession and a bath in Mrigi Kund. The saints perform Maha Aarti on the last day of Maha Shivratri.
Schedule of Girnar Shivratri Mela, 2019
|26th February 2019||3:00 PM||Saints Shobha Yatra (Bhutnath to Bhavnath)|
|27th February 2019||11:00 AM||Rudraksh Shivling Darshan
(51 lacs Rudraksh, At Bharti Ashram)
|1st March 2019||3:00 PM to 7:00 PM||Dharm Sabha & Cultural Program
(Local Level Talent)
|2nd March 2019||3:00 PM to 7:00 PM||Dharm Sabha & Cultural Program
(State Level Talent)
|3rd March 2019||3:00 PM to 7:00 PM||Dharm Sabha & Cultural Program
(National Level Talent)
|4th March 2019||Evening||Ravedi|
|4th March 2019||Night||Shahi Snan|
|Laser Show – Almost Every Evening. About Girnar and Shivratri.|
About Girnar Shivratri Mela –
The history of Bhvanath Temple is unknown as it is old. There’s a belief, that while going across the Bhavnath Temple the garments of Shiva and Parvati fell here.
The fair begins five days before the Maha Shivaratri. People all far from Mewar, Kutch, and Gujarat visit the fair. The organizers offer free food to the pilgrims. The artisans of Ayodhya and Mathura display their handicrafts here. . Citizens all over the country participate in these programs.
The organizers provide free meals to visitors. The atmosphere is rhythmic. The musical notes of local folk music can be sensed in the air and the view of beautiful folk dances as bhavai in colorful dresses is awesome. The handicraft & dazzling ornaments worn by devotees and tribes that come to Girnar Fair captures the senses of every mankind.
Ravadi at Girnar Shivratri Mela
Hundreds of naked Hindu saints walk from Bhavnath Mandir to Mrigi Kund where they have a bath at midnight.
There are lakes of pilgrims, visitors, and tourists present to see this March which is very similar to the Kumbh Mela.
The only difference between Kumbh Mela March and Ravadi March at Girnar Shivratri Mela is that it takes place at the Midnight.
Grand mahapuja on Mahashivratri at Girnar Shivratri Fair.
On the day of Mahashivratri, there is Mahapuja at Bhavnath Temple. The pilgrims take a 7-meter-long parikrama of the holy hills of Girnar before going to the fair.
On the day of MahaShivratri, Shiva comes to the Bhavnath Temple to bless the devotees. The nine immortals and 81 Siddhas have their home at Bhavnath Temple. These nine immortals and 81 Siddhas come to visit the Bhavnath Temple during MahaShivratri. So for this Mahashivratri, you cannot be planning a visit to the Bhvnath Shivratri Fair.
How to reach Girnar Shivratri Mela?
The Bhavnath Temple at Girnar Taleti heads the Girnar Shivratri Mela. The Bhavnath Temple is only 8 Kms from Junagadh.
So you can reach easily go to Girnar Mela after reaching Junagadh.
How to travel to Junagadh?
Junagadh has its own railway station. The railway junction is situated at a distance of about 1 Km from the city center.
The railway station is well-connected to all the major cities of India.
Junagadh is connected by road to major places of Gujarat like Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Bhavanagar, Dwarka, Somnath, and Rajkot. Regular bus service is available. You can travel by state and private buses to Junagadh.
Junagadh does not have an airport of its own. Therefore, in order to travel to Junagadh, you need to land at Keshod Airport. The nearest airport to Junagadh is Keshod Airport. Keshod Airport is 40 Km from Junagadh.
Where to stay near Girnar Shivratri Mela?
1. Prenadham Lal Gebi Ashram – 1.0 Km from Girnar Shivratri Mela.
2. Macchoya Ahir Seva Samaj – 600 meter from Girnar Shivratri Mela.
3. Hari Ashram – 1 Km from Girnar Shivratri Mela.
4. Samast Prajapati Ekta Bhavan – 900 Meters from Girnar Shivratri Mela.