Madhavpur Beach, Porbandar

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Madhavpur (Ghed) is a small but culturally significant village in state of Gujarat, India. It lies on the seashore, close to Porbandar.

According to folklore, Krishna married Rukmini at Madhavpur after first kidnapping her. This event is memorialised with a temple dedicated to lord Madhavrai and by an annual fair held in the village.[1]

Madhavpur also has one of the meditation centers of Osho.

Madhavrai Temple

Madhavpur is the site of a 15th-century temple of Madhavraiji who is a form of Lord Krishna. The original temple has been badly damaged by attacks by Muslim invaders, however a ruined structure is still present and gives idea of original undamaged temple. A newly constructed temple is used for worship now adjacent to the old one. [2]

Annual Fair

Every year, for five days from day of Ram Navmi, a cultural fair is organized mainly on the background of religious belief of Krishna getting married to Rukmani.

A colorful chariot is decorated and idol of Krishna is placed in the chariot and a procession proceeds through the village as a part of celebrating the event of Krishna's marriage.

Village people throws colors at each other as part of celebration and also involves joyful dancing.

Vallabhacharya Bethak

Madhavpur is also culturally significant due to one of the seats of Shri Vallabhacharya who is founder of one of six major schools of hinduism

The seat, called as Bethak or more respectably Bethakji is 66th of the 84 Seats of vallabhacharya

Osho Ashram (Swami Bramha Vedantji)

Disciples of Shree Brahmvedantjii enjoy the shade of his presence, with his wisdom which helps to evolve one's level of awareness. Swami Brahma Vedant is an Enlightened Sannyasin of Osho who is helping seekers on the path of truth.

There is no mandatory fee for staying in the ashram. Its mostly run on donation system. One can donate money as per his convenience and its alright if some one does not have money.

One is free to do any work in the ashram and mostly people wake up early to do their work. Swami Brahma Vedant himself wakes up at 6 am and start his daily work. There is a Buddha hall, Ma Ramila Ma Annapurna Annxetra, Gokul, Govardhan and lot of construction is going on. Although the Ashram is in a remote part of Gujarat but it is one of the most beautiful and big Osho ashrams in India. Add Madhavpur Beach to your Porbandar travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Porbandar trip itinerary planner.
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