Somnath Mahadev Fair is a major fair celebrated at the Somnath Temple
, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas
in India. It is situated in Junagadh District
. The fair falls on the full moon day of Kartik Poornima
in the month of Kartik (October-November). The fair is celebrated to celebrate the birth of Kartikeya (Lord Muruga
), son of Lord Shiva
. The celebration includes stage shows, folk dances and instrumental music in the spectacular setting of Somnath Temple. Thousands of devotees from far and near throng here to attend the fair.