Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Narendra Modisir to visit Junagadh on Maha Shivaratri

Junagadh Girnar Taleti Bhavnath Temple:-

Narendra Modisir will become the first Gujarat chief minister to take part in the annual Maha Shivaratri fair held here at the Bhavnath Mahadev Temple at the foothills of Mount Girnar.

In Junagadh,This is most wonderful events at Shivaratri.

The five-day festival of Bhavnath began March 1 with the ‘dvaja’ ceremony (flag hoisting) atop the temple, situated seven kilometres from the city.

The “maha puja” of Lord Shiva takes place at midnight at the temple on the 14th day of the dark half of the month.

On Maha Shivaratri night, sadhus from different parts of the country move towards the fair holding flags and tridents and blowing conch shells.

A palanquin carrying a decorated idol of Lord Dattatreya precedes them. Once the procession ends, the Nagas take a dip at the Mrigi kund in the temple premises.

The Bhavnath Mahadev Temple is surrounded by many equally ancient and holy places, all of which snugly rest at the foothills of Girnar. Maha Shivaratri is one of the important annual fairs of Gujarat.

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