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Narayan Sarovar Kartik Purnima Festival and Fair in Kutch – Gujarat

Narayan Sarovar is located on Kori Creek in Lakhpat taluka of Kutch district, Gujarat, India. The international border with Pakistan is very close to the shrine. Narayan Sarovar Kartik Purnima Festival 2018 date is November 19 to November 23. An annual fair and festival is observed Narayan Sarovar in Kartik Month. The rituals begin on Karik Shukla Paksha Ekadasi and ends on Kartik Purnima. Narayan is one among the names of Vishnu and Sarovar means lake.

The five-day Narayan Sarovar festival

  • Shradh – rituals dedicated to dead ancestors in the family are performed during the period.
  • Conglomeration of several Sadhus and holy persons happen here.
  • It is a good place to meet Sanyasis and Sadhus – as many of them rarely appear in public.

Importance of Narayan Sarovar

  • It is one among the five holy lakes in Hinduism.
  • Legend has it that there was severe drought in the entire region. Saints prayed to Lord Vishnu to show mercy. The merciful Bhagavan Srihari put touched the land with his toe and a lake appeared in the spot. This is the famous Narayan Sarovar
There are seven important temples here. They are dedicated to
  1. Trikamraiji,
  2. Laxmi Narayan,
  3. Govardhannath,
  4. Dwarkanath,
  5. Adinarayan,
  6. Ranchodraiji and
  7. Goddess Lakshmi
Koteshwar Temple, a famous shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva,  is just 2 km from Narayan Sarovar.

The temple can be only accessed via road. The shrine is around 125 km away from Bhuj.