Rajkot-Tarnetar


Tarnetar is famous for the Tarnetar Mela that attracts tourists from different parts of the world. Rajkot-Tarnetar tour is the most popular weekend tours in Gujarat.

Tarnetar fair is celebrated by the tribal community of Gujarat at Tarnetar. Every year, the Tarnetar fair is held between 4th - 6th days of Shukla Paksha, near Thangadi, Saurashtra. The Tarnetar fair is one of the most important fairs of Gujarat that is celebrated with great pomp and show. The Tarnetar fair is a three day fair that is held at the Shiva Temple, also known as Trinetreshwar.

Tarnetar fair is associated with Draupadi's 'swayamvar'. It is believed that Draupadi's swayamvar took place at this site. It is at this site that Arjuna defeated other suitors and won Draupadi as his bride. The tribal youths of Gujarat come to this site to look for a suitable match. In fact, Tarnetar is considered to be a match-making fair. Tarnetar fair is characterized by folk dances, folk music and folk art.

Besides the fair, the Shiva Temple of Tarnetar also attracts many tourists from the different parts of India. Every year, thousands of pilgrims come to the Shiva Temple to pay homage to the deity. The Shiva Temple was built in the 14th century. The fair is organized around the temple. Koli, Rabari, Khant, Bharwad, Charan, Kanbi, etc. are some of the tribal communities who take part in the fair. The fair also attracts many foreign tourists, who come to Tarnetar to enjoy the cultural heritage of Gujarat.

Thus, it can be said that Rajkot-Tarnetar tours is one of the most famous tours from Rajkot. Situated near Rajkot, Tarnetar forms an important part of tourism at Rajkot.



Last Updated on 07/06/2013

     


     

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