Bhavnagar festivals transgress the divide among people and act as binding forces of the diverse diaspora. The popular festivals in Bhavnagar are also the acculturation of the Gujarati heritage and ethnicity.
The true spirit of the people inhabiting this city in Gujarat enlivens itself during the popular Bhavnagar festivals. Apart from the ritualistic festivals, the city also partakes in the celebration of other regional festivals.
Religious Festivals in Bhavnagar
Religious festivals are celebrated in the Somnath Temple and the Jain temples at Palitana. Pilgrims and worshipers throng the temples during the festive season. The believers seek the holy benediction by offering prayers to the Gods and Goddesses at the temple.
Other Festivals of Bhavnagar
Apart from the religious festivals, the people of Bhavnagar also celebrate Navratri and Janmastami with great pomp. These are among the most popular festivals of the state of Gujarat. Navratri is celebrated for nine days in honor of the divine power, Devi Durga, while Janmashtami is celebrated to rejoice the birth of Lord Krishna. Singing and dancing are part and parcel of the festive celebrations.
Festivals in Bhavnagar reflect the true heritage of the small port city, displaying timeless traditions untouched by the modern world outside.
Last Updated on 23 July 2012