Ambaji Purnima Fair or Bhadarvi Poonam Mela or Bhadrapada Ambaji Mela 2015 celebration has been started in Ambaji temple of Ambaji village in Gujarat by today, 22nd September 2015. Bhadrapada Ambaji Mela is the name given to the annual fair organized at the respected Ambaji temple in Gujrat. Devotees of Ambaji Mataji are celebrating Ambaji Poonam Mela with full of devotions.
Ambaji Bhadarvi Poonam Mela 2015 Dates:
22nd September to 28th September 2015
Every year, Ambaji Mela/Fair is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima/Poonam) in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. Bhadarvi Poonam Mela is a multicultural event which is attended by other religion people also. Millions of devotees from different parts of India converge at the Ambaji temple on this day to seek the blessings of goddess Ambaji.
Ambaji Temple Darshan Timings During Bhadarvi Poonam Mela:
Morning Aarti: 6:15 to 6:45 am
Darshan: 6:45 to 11:30 am
Rajbhog: 12:00 pm
Darshan: 12:30 to 4:30 pm
Evening Aarti: 7:00 to 7:30 pm
Darshan: 7:30 pm to 1:30 am
Ambaji celebrates a spontaneous Religious Fair and Festival with “Lok Mela” and the big mass of devotees use to come here to worship Maa Ambaji on each day of Poornima during the year.
Ambaji Bhadarvi Purnima Fair is having significance of worship of Shakti Swaroopini Mata Amba. On Bhadarvi Poonam, devotees enjoy Darshan, Ohn Havan and traditional Raas Garba dance along with ‘Bhawai’. Bhadrapadi Purnima is the main festival when a big fair of devotees is spontaneously done here in Ambaji and more than 15 lakhs of devotees use to come to worship Maa Amba on this eve and thousands of them come here in community like Padyatri Sangh with the spirit of faith simply by walking from far distant areas situated even at the other ends of Gujarat and from all parts of India. Hundreds of such Padayatri Sangh use to come here to celebrate a Big Religious Fair of Shri Ambaji Mata.
Significance of Ambaji Bhadarvi Poonam Mela:
The Ambaji Mela holds significance for the farmers in the region as it marks the end of the monsoon season and the beginning of the harvest season. As such the farmers visit the temple on this day to seek the blessings of the deity for a good produce. In addition people also perform various rituals, prayers and special poojas to appease the goddess and seek her blessings for a happy and prosperous life.
Apart from the religious aspects, the fair is also well known for its various cultural aspects. With the people from different religions and sects attending the fair, it is a great place to witness multi-religious harmony. The fair also features a variety of folk dances and cultural events aimed at not only keeping the visitors entertained but also adding to the happiness and fun of the festivities on this special day.
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