Festivals In April

ChitraVichitra

The ChitraVichitra Fair is an annual tribal fair held in northern Gujarat, India. The fair is an event for families who have lost a member in the past year to mourn the departed, accompanied by festivities and matchmaking. The fair attracts around 60,000 visitors, primarily tribal populations from surrounding villages in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
The fair is held in Gunbhankhari village of Khedbrahmataluka, Sabarkantha District, Gujarat, near the Gujarat-Rajasthan border.The site of the fair is on the banks of the Wakal River, and the location is considered sacred because of the confluence of three rivers in the area – Sabarmati, Wakal, and Pamri.

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Shree Ram Navmi

Rama Navami (Hindi: राम नवमी) is a Hindu spring festival that celebrates the birthday of Rama, the seventh avatar of the god Vishnu. Rama is particularly important in the Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism. The festival celebrates the descent of Vishnu as the Rama avatar, through his birth to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya. The festival is a part of the spring (Vasanta) Navratri, and falls on the ninth day of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of Chaitra, the first month in the Hindu calendar. This typically occurs in the Gregorian months of March or April every year. Rama Navami is an optional government holiday in India.

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Gujarat Festival in April

Apr 01, Thursday Annual Closing of Accounts, Pesah
Apr 02, Friday Good Friday
Apr 13, Tuesday Gudi Padvo
Apr 14, Wednesday Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s Birthday, Chetichand
Apr 21, Wednesday Shree Ram Navmi
Apr 23, Friday Zarthost-no-Disho
Apr 25, Sunday Mahavir Janma Kalyanak
Apr 26, Monday Hatkeshvar Jayanti
Apr 27, Tuesday Hanuman Jayanti

Places to Visit in April

Ahmedabad Places

About the location: Located 8 km southwest of the old centre in Makarba, Sarkhej Roza is a mosque, tomb and palace complex dedicated to the memory of Ahmed Shah I’s spiritual advisor, Ahmed Khattu Ganj Baksh. The elegant, though dilapidated, buildings cluster around a great tank, constructed by Sultan Mahmud Begada (Shah’s grandson) in the mid-15th century. It’s an atmospheric place that was used as a retreat by several of Ahmedabad’s rulers. The mausoleums of Mahmud Begada (by the entrance, with geometric jalis casting patterns of light on the floor) and Ganj Baksh (the largest in Gujarat) are both here. The place has a cheery communal feel with locals picnicking in its large courtyard.

Brief History: Shaikh Ahmed Khattu Ganj Bakhsh was a friend and adviser of Ahmad Shah I, the ruler of the Gujarat Sultanate from 1411 until his death in 1442. Bakhsh retired to Sarkhej in the last few years of his life and died here in 1445. Muhammad Shah II, the successor of Ahmed Shah I, commissioned a tomb for Sheikh Bakhsh which was completed in 1451. The next sultan, Mahmud Begada expanded the complex by building the Sarkhej Lake around the tomb. He ordered to build a mausoleum for himself and his family right opposite Ganj Baksh’s tomb. His son Muzaffar Shah II and his queen Rajbai are buried here.