Saturday, October 1

Cancels Kartiki Poornima Fair at Somnath Temple Trust

The fair has been organized for the last 70 years by the SST on open ground near the Somnath Temple.

Somnath Temple cancels the Kartiki Poornima fair due to COVID-19.

The trust managing the world-famous Somnath Temple near Veraval in Gujarat’s Gir-Somnath district on Tuesday has canceled the Kartiki Poornima fair for the second consecutive year due to the coronavirus pandemic

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The Shree Somnath Trust (SST) said the five-day-long fair will not be organized this year as there is a ban on large gatherings in Gujarat due to coronavirus.

This fair is organized for five days, starting from Dev Diwali till Kartik Poornima every year. This year, Dev Diwali falls on November 19. Since the government has not issued any specific guidelines for holding such large fairs, we have decided to cancel the fair this time too.

The fair has been organized for the last 70 years by the SST on open ground near the Somnath Temple. 

 According to Chavda, around 10 lakh persons from different parts of the state usually attend the Kartiki Poornima fair over five days. It was not organized last year too due to the pandemic

The Somnath temple is the seventh temple built to commemorate Lord Somnath, who is even known by the names Bhairaveshwar, and Shravanikeshwar.

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