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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular festivals and events in Jamnagar?

Nitin Gurha DEC 10 2012
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Most of the famous festivals and events in Jamnagar have a religious tone, for most of the natives follow Hinduism. Quite surprisingly, the Makar Sakranti festival isn’t celebrated here, even though it’s a major event in the whole of Gujarat. Get into a festive spirit by joining in:

  • Navratri Festival

Here comes the grandest of all celebrations -  Navaratri or the Festival of Nine Nights! It starts 9 days prior to Dussehra, yet another major festival. No experience in this world can equal the exuberance that comes of participating in the Navaratri festival in Jamnagar. The city is at its pompous and grandest for these nine days as masses dedicate the days to Hindu Goddess Durga, the most revered of all deities in the whole of India. Unmatched enthusiasm, gatherings, dance parties and Garba and Ras, Gujarat’s famous dance forms, plus a lot more of fun and frolic awaits you here. Don’t forget the plates full of special Gujarati dishes. It’s nothing less than tempting.

  • Janmashtmi Fair 

This festival celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, with a fair organised to mark the event. The Dwarkadhish Temple sees devotees coming in droves to soak in the festive air. Usually held in August, this festival colours the whole city in various hues of devotion. Krishna devotees from all over the world converge at Jamnagar to add to the waves of religion.

  • Holi

The presence of Bhoi community in Jamnagar has made Holi a festival that’s celebrated with much fervour and aplomb. Usually celebrated in mid-March, the Bhois consider it as a major festival and the whole town seems to be splashed with rainbow colours with the nearing of Holi. Join in the madness that’s enjoyed by one and all.

Apart from these, there’s Diwali, the festival of lights that dazzles up the whole of the country, including Jamnagar. All the major Hindu festivals take this mesmerising, little explored town in grip and the masses are too happy to let go. That’s because Gujarat is known for being a state that’s in a continued state of celebration.

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