Bhuj’s Hamirsar lake overflows, Kutch starts celebrating it

Bhuj’s Hamirsar lake overflows, Kutch starts celebrating it
Bhuj, DeshGujarat, 8 August, 2010





In Gujarat’s Kutch district, a 500-year-old Hamirsar lake of capital town Bhuj is so important for locals that, they celebrate whenever this lake overflows during monsoon. The people of Bhuj town observe one-day holiday after Hamirsar lake overflows.

On Sunday, when the lake was full of water, the news spread like wild fire. Many people were thronging the talav, performing puja on its banks, hundreds were pouring in just for a dekko…

Local body has declared a ceremony to celebrate Hamirsar’s water on Monday.

Records at the district collectorate say the talav has overflown just 18 times since Independence, all joyous occasions, enough for the administration to declare an official holiday.

Hundreds of Kutchis settled abroad are calling Bhuj to confirm this news. The Hamirsar overflowing has sent ripples of joy all across.


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