Gujarat > Social Practices, Rituals and Festive events

Chitra – Vichitra Mela

Chitra Vichitra Mela is one of the largest, purely Adivasi (tribal) festivals of Gujarat associated with the Garasis and Bhil tribes. It takes place every year in the village Gujbhakhari in Poshina block of the Sabarkantha District of Gujarat and is held a fortnight after Holi (the festival of colours) on the new moon day.

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Kite Flying

History has it that Hiuen Tsang and Fa Hein brought the tradition of kite flying with them when they came to India in the 4th and 7th century respectively. Kite flying as a sport and pastime became popular with the patronage of Nawab Asaf-ud-daulah and his uncle Ustad Aga Abu Turrab Khan

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Tarnetar No Melo: (Tarnetar Fair)

Gujarat's rich culture, traditions and handicrafts is showcased in its full glory in Tarnetar's fair. This three day fair begins from 4th day of 1st quarter of Bhadravo month (as per the Indian Calendar) and continues for three days. It is being organized in Village Tarnetar of Surendranagar District near a temple of the Lord Shiva known as Trinetreshwar Mahadev Temple and therefore the fair sometimes is also known as Trinetreshwar Mahadev Fair.

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