Mahavir Ji Fair

Mahavir Ji fair is scheduled to take place from April01 to 06, 2012 at Chandangaon in Rajasthan. The major attraction in this fair is ‘The Rath Yatra’ on Baisakh Krishna Dwitiya, where there is a huge procession in which the image of the deity is carried to the bank of river Gambhiri for ‘Kailash Abhishek’ in a golden chariot (Rath) drawn by bullocks. The Shri Mahavirji Fair is held from Chaitra Shukla Ekadasi to Baisakh Krishna Dwitiya (March – April) to commemorate the memory of Shri Mahavir Swami, the 24th tirthankara (saint) of the Jains, in Chandangaon.

In this fair, the idol of Mahavirji is washed by the saint and the asht-gandha is applied to the idol. The worship of the God in the evening is another great ceremony to witness at the fair. There are ghee-lamps  that illuminate the sacred atmosphere at the fair. The offerings to the deity include rice, flowers, sandalwood, camphor, mishri that is sugar in its crystallized form and dry fruits. The procession of the deity is called the Rath Yatra, which is the fair’s great attraction for the tourists in Rajasthan.

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