(Last Updated on : 30/06/2011)
Dhrang fair is a very popular fair and is celebrated in the honour of Saint Mekaran Dada. Dhrang is a small village in the extreme north-west of Kutchh District in Gujarat
. The village is on the border to Pakistan and is about 40 km from Bhuj. Dhrang Fair is well-known for the samadhi of the famous saint Menkan Dada who served the community with great love and commitment and won their devotion. He was supposed to be the incarnation of Lakshmanji. As his Samadhi lie in this place, large number of followers from different parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan
assemble in Dhran to pay homage and participate in religious rituals. A huge fair is also held on Magh Vad where visitors gather to participate in spiritual rituals.
Born in 1720 AD, Saint Mekaran Dada founded his Ashram in Dhrang. Saint Mekan Dada spent all his life serving the cause of humanity. He preached against untouchability and superstitions. Legend has it that Saint Mekan Dada had a dog by the name motio and a donkey by the name Lalio who used to go into the Rann daily, with water and food to quench the thirst and show the direction to the lost travellers.
Acknowledged for his simple living and high thinking, saint Mekan Dada left behind a legacy of his preaching, which earned him the esteem and devotion of generations to come. At Dhrang, he gave up his life, where the fair is held every year for three days.
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