The Festival of Nine Days and Nights
Among the festivals, Navaratri is the biggest festival of the people of Porbandar. This festival commences from 7th October and continues for another 10 days. This festival used to take place in a small scale previously but these days it has taken huge dimensions and is celebrated in a grand way. People wear new colorful clothes and lots of jewelries. They pray in front of the idol of their deity. The festival is made more interesting by adding the traditional dance forms of Garba and Raas in which groups of men and women dance in a round about manner.
The Mela or Fair
The Porbandar Melo is another festival in Porbandar. This festival takes place in August and thousands of people visit the mela. The venue of the mela is the seaside, which adds glamour to the festival.
The Festival of Holi
Hollika is yet another festival in Porbandar which is very famous all across the country. This is a festival that celebrates the triumph of the good over evil. People celebrate it through the folk songs and dances, which is actually led by the Maher community. It is a yearly festival.
Therefore, it could be said that the people of Porbandar are fun loving people who love to celebrate the colorful and beautiful moments of life in myriad ways.
Last Updated on 19th January 2013