Madhavpur Ghed

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Madhavpur Ghed
Village
Madhavpur Ghed is located in Gujarat
Madhavpur Ghed
Madhavpur Ghed
Location in Gujarat, India
Madhavpur Ghed is located in India
Madhavpur Ghed
Madhavpur Ghed
Madhavpur Ghed (India)
Coordinates: 21°17′57″N 70°01′31″E / 21.299291°N 70.025139°E / 21.299291; 70.025139Coordinates: 21°17′57″N 70°01′31″E / 21.299291°N 70.025139°E / 21.299291; 70.025139
Country  India
State Gujarat
Region Saurashtra (region)
District Porbandar
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration GJ-25
Nearest city Porbandar, Mangrol
Website www.madhavpurghed.com

Madhavpur (Ghed) is a small but culturally significant village in state of Gujarat, India. It lies on the seashore, close to Porbandar.

According to folklore, Krishna married Rukmini at Madhavpur after first kidnapping her. This event is memorialised with a temple dedicated to lord Madhavrai and by an annual fair held in the village.[1]

Madhavrai Temple

Madhavpur is the site of a 15th-century temple of Madhavraiji who is a form of Lord Krishna. The original temple has been badly damaged by attacks by Muslim invaders, however a ruined structure is still present and gives idea of original undamaged temple. A newly constructed temple is used for worship now adjacent to the old one. [2]

Annual Fair

Every year, for five days from day of Ram Navmi, a cultural fair is organized mainly on the background of religious belief of Krishna getting married to Rukmani.

A colorful chariot is decorated and idol of Krishna is placed in the chariot and a procession proceeds through the village as a part of celebrating the event of Krishna's marriage.

Village people throws colors at each other as part of celebration and also involves joyful dancing.

Vallabhacharya's Bethak

Madhavpur is also culturally significant due to one of the seats of Vallabhacharya who is founder of Pushtimarg Vaishnava Hindu sect. The seat, called as Baithak or more respectably Bethakji is 66th of the 84 Baithaks of Vallabhacharya.

References

  1. ^ "Madhavpur Fair, Madhavpur Fair in Gujarat, Gujarat Madhavpur Fair, Madhavpur Fair of Gujarat, Madhavpur Fair Gujarat". Tourismofgujarat.com. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-04-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)


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