President Ramnath Kovind will be present on April 10 at the Madhavpur fair in Porbandar in Gujarat as part of the celebration of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Chief Ministers of north-eastern States will also be present.
The state government has organised various programmes from April 10 to 14, including the wedding of Lord Krishna. This event is considered very important in Saurashtra region, inspires the devotees with unwavering faith in the lives of Lord Krishna and Rukminiji. Each year, the five-day fair starts on Ram Navami, which falls on April 10 this year.
About Madhavpur Ghed: Madhavpur Ghed, a small but culturally significant village, is where, according to folklore, Lord Krishna married Rukmini, the daughter of King Bhishmaka. Madhavpur lies close to Porbandar, and its Madhavrai temple dates back to the 15th century.
About Event: There will be spectacular folk cultural performances this year at Madhavpur Mela, especially from Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur. Assamese troupes will perform Rukmini-Haran, a popular folk theatre of the region. Musicians from Manipur will sing songs about India and the region.
In a recent edition of Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mentioned the importance of this fair in Madhavpur. On the occasion of the marriage of Lord Krishna and Rukmini, the traditional fair at Madhavpur Ghed on the shores of the Arabian Sea in Saurashtra has been organized as a cultural festival on the national stage.