Friday, 24 August 2018

Tarnetar Mela

  • DURATION :
    24/08/2018 - 27/08/2018

The Tarnetar Fair spans for three days and falls every year on the dates of Bhadarva Sud (Hindu calendar in the months of August and September). It takes place in Tanetar Village, which is located in Surendranagar District, just 8 km from Thangadh Town. There is easy connectivity via rail, air and roads.

History of the fair :-

The festival is associated with Draupadi’s swayamwar. To get the bride, Arjun pierced the eye of a rotating fish by just looking at its reflection on the water. The fair is believed to have started sometime 200 or 250 years ago. It is held near the Triniteshwar Mahadev (the Three-eye-god), which was rebuilt in the 19th century by 19th century. This temple is the focal point of the Tarnetar Fair. 

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