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Girnar Shivratri fair to get 'Mini Kumbh' status: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The Shivratri fair, held at the foot of the mountain in every year, will be considered as "Mini Kumbh" by the state government, Chief Minister has said.

While Kumbh Mela, a mass Hindu pilgrimages of faith is held on the banks of sacred rivers every 12 years, "Mini Kumbh (Magh) Mela" is currently held every year in only.

The also announced formation of the Development Authority for the overall development of the religious place located in district of Saurashtra region.

"The Shivratri fair held every year at the foot of the mountain will be be considered as Mini Kumbh mela," said while addressing a huge gathering at last night.

He said the government would provide all the support for organising the congregation.

The said his government would repair all the steps of the Girnar mountain which has temples at various levels.

Every year, a mega five-day Shivratri congregation is organised at the foot of the Girnar mountain which is attended by lakhs of devotees.

The mountain and the adjoining forest area of Gir, which houses Asiatic Lions, is considered sacred by Hindu saints and seers. There are numerous ashrams and Akharas around the Girnar mountain.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 21:55 IST