SHRIRAMA RATHOTSAVA FAIR

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Location: Near Jalgaon, Maharashtra
Presiding Deity: Lord Rama
Falls On: October- November


The Shrirama mandir near Jalgaon is an ancient temple belonging to the Peshwa period. Excepting the shrine of the temple the other parts of the temple including the auditorium and seating room were built about 70-80 years back by Appa Maharaj, a devotee of Rama with the financial help of his disciples.

In veneration of the deities in the temple an annual fair is celebrated on the Kartika Sad. On that day the images of Rama, Laxmana and Sita are carried in a palanquin to the river Girna for a bath. After the bath the images are decorated with ornaments and garlands. Devotees visiting the temple on the festival days are mostly from Jalgaon and nearby places. Nearly 25,000 people visit the temple during the days of the fair.

HOW TO GET THERE

Rail: Jalgaon is well connected by rail as it lies on the Mumbai -Allahabad railway.

Road: The town of Jalgaon is well connected with road and this town lies along the Mumbai-Nagpur road.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the hotels in Jalgaon.



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