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The Tarnetar Fair 2012

The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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Archery Games. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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1500 Mt Running team. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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800.Mt Running team. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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Kabbadi was played during the day. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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Long Jump. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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Women are welcomed at the fair. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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Rassi khech. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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Rassi khech. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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Striking Umbrellas. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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Tarnetar with Striking Umbrellas. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
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The Trinetreshwar Mahadev. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) po.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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The Trinetreshwar Mahadev. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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The 'kund' (reservoir) here and it is popularly believed that a dip in its waters is as holy as a dip in the sacred River Ganges. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarne.
The Tarnetar Fair 2012
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The 'kund' (reservoir) here and it is popularly believed that a dip in its waters is as holy as a dip in the sacred River Ganges. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarne.
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Tarnetar Mela. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
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Tarnetar Mela. This three-day “Tarnetar Fair” is held at the Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god) popularly known as Tarnetar.
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An exciting and unique three-day fair held annually at Tarnetar in Saurashtra, Gujarat. The Tarnetar fair is one of the most colourful events in the state of Gujarat. The fair coincides with the festival at the Trineteshwar temple.

The Trinetreshwar Mahadev Fair popularly called the Tarnetar Mela is an exciting and a unique fair held annually at Tarnetar in Saurashtra.

In the first week of 'Bhadrapad' (August-September) Tarnetar is transformed into a whirl of colour and excitement. The Tarnetar fair is one of the most colourful events in the state of Gujarat.

There is a 'kund' (reservoir) here and it is popularly believed that a dip in its waters is as holy as a dip in the sacred River Ganges. The reservoir is also known as 'Papanshu' (the destroyer of sins).

The temple heavily renovated in the 19th century, is believed to be the site where Arjuna won the hand of Draupadi in an archery contest. The popular belief associates the village with the 'swayamvar' (marriage) of Draupadi after Arjuna performed the 'Mastsyavedh', an incredible feat of archery.

Villagers from all over Saurashtra, dressed in their traditional costumes and exquisite jewellery throng Tarnetar in there thousands forthe fair.

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