The eight states of Northeast will participate at the Madhavpur Mahotsav, to be held in Porbandar district of Gujarat to be held in April first week.

This was tweeted by DoNER minister Jitendra Singh on Friday.

“This year’s Madhavpur Mahotsav of Gujarat will see the eight states of the Northern Eastern Region participate in a big way at the Madhavpur Ghed in Porbandar district to be held in the first week of April 2020,” he tweeted.


The festival will see a vibrant cultural trail of art, dance, music, poetry, story-telling and folk drama from the eight states of Northeast with the aim to integrate the rich cultures of the region and Gujarat.

The annual fair is held at Madhavpur Ghed in Porbandar district a day after the Ram Navami festival.

The Madhavpur Mahotsav has its connection with the Mishmi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Mishmi Tribe traces its ancestry to the legendary King Bhishmak and through him to his daughter Rukmini and Lord Krishna.

The festival celebrates the immortal journey which Rukmini undertook from Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat with Lord Krishna.

Bhismaknagar, located near Roing in the Lower Dibang Valley district, also finds mention in Kalika Purana.

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