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Dhrang Fair

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 is known for the famous Saint Mekaran Dada who served the community with devotion. As his Samadhi lie in this place, his large number of followers from different parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan come to Dhran to pay homage and participate in religious rituals.

Born in 1720 AD, Saint Mekaran Dada founded his Ashram in Dhrang. He spent all his life serving the cause of humanity. He preached against untouchability and superstitions. Legend says that, Saint Mekaran Dada had a dog named motio and a donkey named Lalio with whom he used to wander into the Rann daily with water and food to quench the thirst and show the direction to the lost travellers.

Known for his simple living and high thinking, Saint Mekaran Dada left behind a legacy of his preaching, which earned him the respect and devotion of generations to come.

Of the Tribals, the Ahir community considers Saint Mekaran Dada as God. A large fair is held every year on Magh Vad 14 (February-March).

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