Hotel Madhuvan, Madhuvan ensures an ambience that makes one feel like home. The tastefully designed rooms are absolutely inviting while the various amenities make the stay convenient. Hotel Madhuvan is located at Madhavpur. Madhavpur (Ghed) is a small but culturally significant village in state of Gujarat, India. It lies on the seashore, close to Porbandar.
According to folklore, Krishna married Rukmini at Madhavpur after first kidnapping her. This event is memorialised with a temple dedicated to lord Madhavrai and by an annual fair held in the village. Madhavpur also has one of the meditation centers of Osho.
Madhavpur is the site of a 15th-century temple of Madhavraiji who is a form of Lord Krishna. The original temple has been badly damaged by attacks by Muslim invaders, however a ruined structure is still present and gives idea of original undamaged temple. A newly constructed temple is used for worship now adjacent to the old one.
Every year, for five days from day of Ram Navmi, a cultural fair is organized mainly on the background of religious belief of Krishna getting married to Rukmani. A colorful chariot is decorated and idol of Krishna is placed in the chariot and a procession proceeds through the village as a part of celebrating the event of Krishna's marriage. Village people throws colors at each other as part of celebration and also involves joyful dancing.
Madhavpur is also culturally significant due to one of the seats of Shri Vallabhacharya who is founder of one of six major schools of hinduism The seat, called as Bethak or more respectably Bethakji is 66th of the 84 Seats of vallabhacharya
Swami Brahmavedantji (originally a disciple of Osho) attained Self Realisation in 1974 and has ever since, guided seekers on the path of truth in his ashram. His disciples enjoy the shade of his Presence, along with his wisdom which helps to evolve one's level of awareness. Although the ashram is in a remote part of Gujarat, it is one of the most beautiful Osho ashrams in India.
The ashram is constantly on an evolving curve, there are lots of productive development activities continuously going on -Gokul (an unused mine converted into large water retaining areas, to increase the water table and make it less salty) , a Buddha hall, Ma Ramila Annapurna Annxetra, Navdurga Temple, and Govardhan (mountain with beautiful view points of the place around- beach, ghed and ashram).
The ashram runs mainly on donations. There is no mandatory fee for staying in the ashram, however if one has the capacity to pay, it is encouraged. One is free to engage in any work.