Madahvpurghed is a small but culturally significant village in state of Gujarat, India. It lies on the seashore, close to Porbandar.
Krishna married Rukmini at this divine place. This event is memorialised with a temple dedicated to Lord Madhavrai and by an madhavpurfair held in the village
Madhavpur Fair 2022
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.
Madhavpur Fair to show Arunachal Pradesh links
In this year’s fair in Madhavpur (Ghed) in Porbandar district, the Gujarat government, in collaboration with the central government will highlight the historical and cultural ties between Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat. The fair will have special programmes that will depict the legend of the ‘yatra’ of Lord Krishna and Rukmani from Arunachal
A scenic town, Madhavpur is situated on a sandy coastile and is endowed with coconut trees and fertile agriculture land. It hosts the beautiful Madhavraiji Haveli Temple in addition to the Rukmini no choro, which marks the place where celebrated with an annual fair held by the Mer community.Nearby are the ruins of a shiva temple, probably from the 12th c. The beach is not safe for swimming, but perfect for taking in the sea breeze.
South of town, a signed road leads to a shram whose resident enlightened guru gives daily talks on the philosophy of Osho and Gurdjieff. It is a peaceful place with spaces to meditate. You can also help tend to the Aran trees in the surrounding wilderness.
Best Season to Visit
The best time to visit this place is in the months July – March. The months of April and May are generally too hot and humid and therefore not recommended though there are many tourists who do come to this place during these months to take advantage of the relative calm that prevails here due to lesser number of tourists.
By road: 58 kms from Porbandar Junagadh is 327 km from Ahmedabad, 102 km from Rajkot, and 113 km from Porbandar, and is accessible by ST bus from each of these places, as well as from other cities in Gujarat by way of Veraval and Rajkot. Bus is recommended as the best way to get to Junagadh.
By rail: Two express trains run on the Ahmedabad-Veraval line, one at night (with a rather inconvenient schedule) and one by day. Ahmedabad is 7.5 hours away by train. Junagadh is also on the Rajkot-Veraval line, with Rajkot 2.5 hours away, and Veraval 2 hours
By Air: Porbandar Has A Domestic Airport Which Has Connecting Flight To Mumbai.