Beginning of the Tarnetar Fair Dhwaja Arohan and
The Tarnetar Fair is initiated with the hoisting of
a huge Flag on the dome of the Trinetreshwar Temple.
The flag is hoisted every year only by the Mahant
of Paliyad, a small village near Tarnetar.
This tradition has been followed ever since Mahant
Visaman Bapu who was born in Paliyad started the ‘Sadavrat’
at Paliyad and hoisted the first flag at the Tarnetar
Bhadarva Sud 4 (Ganesh Chaturthi) the flag is carried
in a procession headed by the Mahant from the office
of Tourism of Gujarat to the Trineteshwar Temple.
It is then unfurled to symbolize the commencement
of the colourful festival.
Ethically dressed folks from the near by villages
participate in this procession. Traditionally decorated
Bullock carts and Horse carts are the major attraction
of this traditional and exuberant procession.
The entire expense of the procession is borne by Paliyad’s
Mahant who distributes prizes to the best decorated
cart and cart owners.