Festivals In March
Holi is also known as the Festival of Colours and is one of India’s grandest and most popular celebrations. This large festival is celebrated in many cities and rural areas throughout India, so there are plenty of opportunities for fun and excitement.
The Holi festival traditionally celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is associated with many legends, including the story of Holika. Many people in India believe that this holiday shows that the devotion of Hindu people can augment the power of Lord Vishnu. This celebration also honours Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Kwant fair is a fair of Rathwa tribe of Chhota Udaipur area which is held in Kwant village immediately after Holi festival
At the Kwant fair, tribal youths are seen dancing with drums and other musical instruments. Tribal men and women wear a bouquet of peacock feathers on their heads and use it to express their love for birds.
The BhavnathMahadev temple is a shrine ensconced in myths and legends of the Puranic era, at the base of Mount Girnar in Bhavnath village. The Shiva ling here is said to have emerged of its own divine intention. Reportedly, when Shiva and Parvati were traveling over the Girnar Hills their divine garment fell over the present MrgiKund, making this place an auspicious site for lord Shiva worshipers. Even today, the nagabavas [Naked sadhus] bathe in the holy MrgiKund before joining the Mahashivaratri procession. The fair itself is so ancient that its precise origins are unknown
Gujarat Festival in March
|Mar 11, Thursday||Maha Shivratri|
|Mar 21, Sunday||Jamshedi Navroz|
|Mar 28, Sunday||Shab-e-Barat (Muslim Shiya & Sunni), Holika Dahan|
|Mar 29, Monday||Dhuleti|
Places to Visit in March
On the ancient site of Ashaval and Karnavati, Ahmedabad was found on 1411. The City of Ahmedabad has some of the finest India, Islamic monuments and exquisite Hindu and Jain temples. Its carved wooden houses are another unique architectural tradition.
A special feature of Ahmedabad is the plan of the old city comprising numerous pols, self-contained neighborhoods, sheltering large numbers of peoples. Some of these virtually small villages, traversed by narrow streets, usually terminating in square with community wells and chabutaras for feeding birds, gates, Cul-de-sacs and secret passages. To experience the glory of Ahmedabad, it is necessary to walk through an old quarter and truly observe the nature of its architecture, its art, religious places, its culture and traditions.
With the purpose of unveiling the city to the tourists and the citizens themselves, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has arranged this HERITAGE WALK OF AHMEDABAD.