Traditions/Rituals Shamlaji Melo is a great spectacle of fun and frolic in which tribal of Gujarat participate with total zeal and enthusiasm. The fair is also known as Kartik Purnima Fair and attracts countless tribal not only from Gujarat but also from the adjoining state of Rajasthan. The fair stretched for about two weeks and provides a great opportunity to the experience the summits of zeal and enthusiasm.
The fair is also popular with the tribal people of the area, particularly the Bhils, who revere Shamlaji, the deity they refer to as 'Kalio Bavji', the dark divinity. Visitors participate in the fair in groups and sing devotional, carrying religious banners. Apart from a darshan of the deity in the temple, a bath in the river Meshwo is also considered auspicious. Location Shamlaji , a little town located on ahmedabad - delhi highway Time November - 30th