Why do we celebrate Tarnetar Fair?
The Tarnetar Fair is celebrated to remember the wedding ceremony of the Mahabharata legendary hero of India- Arjuna and Draupadi, at the Temple Trineteshwar of Lord Shiva at Saurashtra. Arjuna was a brilliant archer. It is believed that in an archery contest Arjuna won the hand of Draupadi.
The festival is observed annually on August or September. The fair is three days long and takes place at Tarnetar, Saurashtra, in Gujarat in India.
It is believed that by taking dip in the holy water of Temple Trineteshwar is similar to taking dip in the holy river Ganges. The significant highlight of the festival is that unmarried girls and boys of Kolis, Bharwads or Rabaris community visit the fair to find suitable partners. As per the tradition, if a girl stops near a boy and starts a conversation with him that means she wants to marry that boy. 300 stalls are installed at Tarnetar that offer exhibiting embroidery, refreshments, food, and cattle shows.Category: August, Hinduism, India, September